Where did High-Hand get it’s name?
The Loomis Fruit Growers Association has been in continuous operation since it was incorporated on April 21, 1901. The LFGA constructed the High Hand Fruit Sheds in 1926 as it’s central packing plant. During it’s years of peak operation, the LFGA employed up to 100 workers at the High Hand Fruit Sheds during harvest season. Here they packed and shipped local “Mountain Grown” fruit, under the HIGH-HAND label, to major markets around the world.
Today the Hand-Made tradition is carried forward at High Hand. You can still get a sense of this history as you walk through the High Hand Fruit Shed, where workers names are still written on the posts and rafters of the historical building.