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About Us

OUR VISION

We are instrumental in transforming the world toward a sustainable food production system which supports the health of the people who depend on it, as well as the earth’s precious ecosystems. We will not be satisfied until farming in Oregon and the West Coast (and then the world) is 100% organic and sustainable. That's why we started the #OrganicOregon #OrganicWorld campaign, where at least 1% of our annual profits go toward organic research, educational programs for farmers and trade partners, and to organizations focused on creating healthy, Organic food systems and communities.


OUR MISSION

We offer Organic, high-quality, nutritious foods grown as locally and sustainably as possible.
We take great care and pride in creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
Like the Hummingbird, we seek to sip the nectar of the Earth without harming the flower.


OUR CORE VALUES | SIP


SERVICE

  • We provide outstanding service to customers, vendors and each other.
  • We humbly serve the needs of people and planet.
  • We seek to continually learn and to educate others.
  • We invest in, and develop, long term relationships.

INTEGRITY

  • We do what we say.
  • Our relationships are rooted in respect, honesty and caring.
  • We take 100% responsibility and learn from our mistakes.
  • We are a model of sustainability, accomplished through continuous improvement.

PROSPERITY

  • We see the universe as abundant, with enough for all.
  • We take the long view and do not act from fear.
  • We leverage our unique strengths, finding creative solutions to work smarter, not harder.
  • We reinvest in our coworkers, our business and our community.
  • We experience financial health through teamwork, persistence and resilience.


WHAT WE OFFER

We serve a full variety of food businesses, from co-ops and regional retail chains, to restaurants, food service providers and manufacturers. We offer wholesome, Organic food, sourced from the Pacific Northwest as well as the best producers from around the world. Through our farm direct ingredient sourcing, we provide customers with competitive volume opportunities to obtain staple and unique grains, beans and seeds to match their quality expectations.

Call us at 541-686-0921 to talk with us about any of these unique opportunities.


OUR HISTORY

Honey Heaven was established in 1972 as a specialty honey shop in Eugene. The business was purchased by Eugene Scott in 1981 and he changed the business focus to wholesale after having trouble with employees eating the product inventory. In August of 2003, Charlie and Julie Tilt purchased the business from Eugene when he retired. We have grown in many ways since then, including selling a greater diversity of products. Consequently, we thought a name change that embodies our spirit would be appropriate. We chose the hummingbird because of its versatility it flies in all directions and its gentle nature- it sips the nectar of the flowers without harming the flowers. Since 2007, our name is Hummingbird Wholesale! Hummingbird Wholesale remains a small, family owned and operated business focused on being a positive force for change in the food industry.


AWARDS

We are honored and grateful to have won so many prestigious awards. Thank you to all who make our work possible.


2021

  • Good Food Award Winner: Organic Awakened® Pecans

2020

2018

  • Mayor’s Bold Steps to Sustainability Winner
  • Business Commute Challenge 2nd Place

2017

  • Business Commute Challenge 1st Place

2016

  • Business Commute Challenge 2nd Place
  • Good Food Award Winner: Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

  • Love Food Not Waste contest Winner

2015

  • Business Commute Challenge 2nd place

2014

  • Oregon Organic Coalition’s Award for Excellence Wholesaler
  • Business Commute Challenge 2nd Place

2013

  • Green America People & Planet
  • Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Community Applause Award Oregon Bankers Association

2012

  • Chamber of Commerce Emerald Award for Environmental Values
  • Lane County: Trashbuster from the Start
  • People’s Choice Award (Commercial)
  • Business Commute Challenge Winners

2011

  • Oregon Business Magazine Best Green Company 3rd Place (of 100)

2010

  • Mayor’s Award for Bold Steps to Sustainability
  • Oregon Organic Coalition’s Award for Excellence Wholesaler
  • 100 Best Green Companies to work for in Oregon
  • Regional Award of Merit for Wholesaler Economic Enhancement

COMMUNITY APPLAUSE AWARD VIDEO

BOLD STEPS AWARD VIDEO

Our Awakened® Pecans just won a Good Food Award! Check out the post about it here.