About Us

HONEY BEAR FRUIT BASKETS is back with the help of Mary Cucarola, original founder, and Jackie Huban, owner of Fresh Start Produce Too.  Jackie has dabbled with fruit baskets during the past few holiday seasons but has fully committed to Honey Bear Fruit Baskets, moving into a new warehouse for her Fresh Start Produce Too wholesale produce business, and ready to grow the basket business. 

When Mary had Honey Bear 15 years ago, it was recognized as the best fruit basket company in the nation by Frommer’s. Her baskets were known to be better quality and value than Harry & David.  She sold the business in 2006 for personal reasons and it was never the same without her guidance. She is mentoring Jackie on how to bring it back to its original excellence. 

We have a website you can easily use to order, which handles shipping, desired delivery date, customizable baskets, and gift messages, etc. We are shipping our Taste of Christmas Fruit Basket and Gourmet Food Gift Box in 2020. Next year we will ship more baskets. Those two items plus the rest of our fruit baskets are available for pickup or delivery in the Front Range.

All of our gourmet foods are locally made in Colorado and several of the food items are crafted by our wholesale produce customers. Our foods are not shelf stable products with a lot of preservatives and chemicals like other basket competitors. They are made fresh for us. We feel proud to support our wholesale customers with their products as they have been so loyal to us over the years.

We use premium quality fruit brought in weekly from various growing regions. We can assure you no basket company is putting in Pink Pearl Apples in our baskets like we are. We are very picky about our fruit and our gourmet foods. 

If your looking for an easy, quality, healthy gift idea, we’ve got you covered.  #sharethebear

Thank you for supporting our local business,

Jackie Huban & Mary Cucarola