a centennial of community building
Fisher Flour Mills incorporated in 1910 and began milling operations in 1911, establishing
the largest flour mill in the western United States. The milling business was headquartered
on Harbor Island, nested between what is now downtown Seattle and the nearby neighborhood
of West Seattle along the Duwamish Waterway.
To promote the use of its high-quality flour, Fisher came up with the idea of selling
piping-hot scones at major fairs, starting out at the Panama Pacific Exposition
in San Francisco and soon after at the Puyallup Fair in Washington state. Those
delicious Fisher Fair Scones quickly attracted a loyal following.
this day, our original scone recipe continues to delight millions each year as we
serve them from the very same booth at the Puyallup Fair where the tradition started
nearly 100 years ago.
While scones remain a staple in our product line up, we expanded our offering in
2010 to include a pancake and baking mix, a cornbread mix and a biscuit mix. You
can find all of our products on this Web site and in the baking aisle of your local
Fisher believes in building and supporting vibrant communities. We celebrate all
that draws people together and nurtures their growth, whether the field of play
is in the rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington where some of our grain
is grown, the berry farms of Northern Oregon or the local school or community soccer
As a food company, we believe in simply prepared recipes created from high-quality,
100% natural ingredients. Our products nurture families while promoting sustainable
farming practices that honor the earth. We work in partnership with local growers
to bring you the best of the harvest.
As a core part of our company’s mission, we believe in supporting the health and
wellness of families.
We do so through rigorous product development to meet exacting quality and safety
standards, and by carefully sourcing ingredients from local farmers. Our commitment
extends through a variety of affiliations, including Shepherd’s Grain,
alliance of progressive family farms that grow wheat using sustainable practices
across the Northwest. We’re also connected with the Food Alliance of Oregon,
provides the most comprehensive third-party certification for social and environmental
responsibility in agriculture and the food industry in North America.
Every year we contribute staff time, in-kind donations and financial resources to
many community organizations. One such organization is Treeswing,
organization, that is a leading voice on children’s health and childhood obesity
issues. Our hope is to contribute to a better, healthier future for the nation’s
From the CEO
My connection to the fair goes back three decades. As a teenager, I started working
in fair operations for Fisher, driving the trailers to each venue, training staff
and making scones for customers myself. I learned quickly about the magnetic appeal
of a fresh-baked scone slathered with whipped butter and raspberry jam. It didn’t
take long before I became hooked on the idea of delivering smiles to our customers,
one fresh-baked bite at a time.
- Mike Maher