Hummingbird Wholesale grows

Organic bulk foods distributor Hummingbird Wholesale wins international recognition.

Share this article!

Charlie and Julie Tilt bought their organic bulk foods distributing company 7 years ago, and now are receiving international recognition for their company.

Hummingbird Wholesale is growing, with plans to hire two more workers and expand into a second warehouse.

The couple pays eight Willamette Valley farmers to grow bean, grain and seed crops, so — if the weather is good and the harvest succeeds — Hummingbird has local staples to sell to their customers.

Julie Tilt put her company on the line to save an 860-acre valley grass seed farm by testifying in a bankruptcy proceeding that Hummingbird Wholesale would buy a crop of beans and grains the farmer planned to grow as a Hail Mary pass.

“We’re taking the risk with the farmer,” she said. “It’s not just on them.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}Hummingbird Wholesale{/biztweet}

Latest from Oregon Business Team