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  • Honeybear Brands is a leading developer, grower and supplier of some of the best eating apples in the world

    We started life as a small, Minnesota orchard in the 1970s and grew steadily and thoughtfully for 40 years. Honeybear still retains the hands-on approach and attention to detail of a local grower, but today we are one of the leaders in varietal development and suppliers of premium apples to the leading retailers nationwide.

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  • With orchards and grower partners throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, New York, Nova Scotia, Chile and the southern hemisphere, Honeybear grows and supplies premium, healthy fruit to a growing network of the best grocery and fresh produce retailers nationwide. We oversee and meticulously control everything in our product chain from the first buds on the trees to attentive growing, careful packing, on-time shipping and flawless customer service.

    One of the the first Honeycrisp growers in the United States and the only grower to provide year round Honeycrisp to retailers, Honeybear has a long history as a varietal development expert. We identify, develop, nurture and bring the finest apple varieties to market for retail partners and apple lovers everywhere. Growers participate in the TruEarth Certification program developed in conjunction with the Integrated Pest Management Institute which guarantees the best practices growing for the land, customers and the quality of our fruit.


  • Honeybear only works with the best retailers and growers wherever they are located.. We’ve worked hard over the past 40 years to build trusted relationships with partners who, like us, value their ability to bring the very best, premium apples and other tree fruit to their customers. Our retail programs feature varietal exclusivity and a comprehensive range of integrated support services. Our growers are often second or third generation farmers who deeply understand their climate, their land and how to produce the very best apples possible.

    Whether we’re selling under our own brand or supporting retailers private label programs, Honeybear guarantees our retail partners the best apples grown responsibly, integrated customer support and merchandising, and marketing resources to create true market differentiation with their apple programs.

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