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The Leader in Natural Sweeteners

Sweet Harvest Foods is dedicated to providing top-quality honey, agave and molasses products to the food service, retail and manufacturing sectors throughout the country. With a wide range of flavors, colors and sizes, we meet the unique needs of our customers. Trust us to be your reliable, go-to source for natural sweeteners.

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It Started with a Group of Beekeepers

Sweet Harvest Foods began with beekeeping in the 1900s. Through the years, we have grown to become the most trusted natural sweetener company in the world.

We lead in procuring natural sweeteners and supplying our customers in the food service, manufacturing and retail sectors. Our global organization takes pride in being an experienced professional team with a daily focus on safety, product quality and customer needs, and we have a proven record of quality, expertise and reliability.

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Our Promise

We set the highest standards, every time. Our commitment to operate with the greatest integrity means not only meeting but exceeding food safety requirements and quality standards. We operate with transparency and strict compliance with all regulations for our stakeholders, employees, suppliers and customers.

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Our Values

At Sweet Harvest Foods, our vision is to be the most trusted natural sweetener company in the world through: 

  • Integrity: Do what’s right to earn and keep our customers’ trust
  • Quality: Test every load to ensure authenticity and traceability 
  • Safety: Operate daily in accordance with the highest food safety standards
  • Consistency: Make sure it’s done right every time
  • Service: Work every day to help our customers achieve success
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Our Giving

We use our resources to make an impact in the local communities where we live and work. From product donations to food banks, to long-standing partnerships with non-profits and schools, we’re committed to helping our communities thrive.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Ken Stickevers

Chief Executive Officer,
Sweet Harvest Foods Companies

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Mike Carle

Chief Financial Officer & President,
Sweet Harvest Foods Companies

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Cristy Scott

Chief People Officer,
Sweet Harvest Foods Companies

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Prashanth Prabhakar

Chief Operations Officer,
Sweet Harvest Foods Companies

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Chris Nubern

Chief Procurement Officer,
Sweet Harvest Foods Companies

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John Rzeszut

SVP Sales & Marketing,
Sweet Harvest Foods

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Nathan Sheets

Founder & President,
Nate's

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Becca May

SVP Marketing,
Nate's

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Drew Rzezutko

SVP Sales,
Nate's

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Matt Halbgewachs

President,
Nate's Hives (Sweet River Honey)

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The #1 Processor

Sweet Harvest Foods is the leading all-natural sweetener processor for a reason. As experts in sourcing, production and distribution of natural sweeteners, Sweet Harvest Foods offers an unmatched, reliable end-to-end solution.

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Our Customers

Our customers include the world’s leading:

  • Consumer packaged goods manufacturers
  • National retail & grocery chains
  • Food service distributors & operators
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Exceeding Standards

You can count on Sweet Harvest Foods sweeteners to be:

  • Produced in a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified plant
  • Tested for authenticity
  • Verified by proven supply chain sources
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Our Hives

Sweet Harvest Foods takes great responsibility for providing the highest-quality, best-tasting honey and introduced Nate’s Hives as an integral source for Nate’s branded honey. Managed by industry leader and passionate, responsible beekeeper Matt Halbgewachs, Nate’s Hives complements our relationships with trusted beekeepers across the globe and enables us to source a crop unique to Nate’s proprietary, award-winning blend.

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Our Careers

Sweet Harvest Foods Companies can offer you a career, not just a job. As one of the country’s largest processors of honey, agave and molasses, we want you to join us in sweetening lives! Our employees are the life of our company and the primary reason for our success. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

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Global Expertise.
Proven Reliability.
Sophisticated Quality Assurance.