Arizona Whole Foods
Our company’s story began in the citrus groves of Lehi, Arizona, a community within Mesa that predates the city’s own founding. The groves and adjoining roadside stand, of our family operated citrus farm became a destination point for hundreds of tour bus excursions. As tours and customers grew, so did their desire for a more expansive product offering. A simple plan was put in place: better the lives of our customers and employees by offering fresh, unique and high quality goods.
Supplementing our citrus line, the initial product expansion included a number of dried fruits, nuts and original snack mixes. Local retailers recognized the value in our new product offerings and expressed interest in purchasing and selling them as a private label program. Seizing that opportunity has blessed the lives of those we serve: our employees, customers, and especially those who enjoy our premium products.
This simple bit of happenstance in 1985, in conjunction with faith and a lot of hard work, has inspired more than 25 years of snack food success. Today, we look toward future success as we stay true to those values of service and integrity established by our founders and current operators, Lewis and Trecia Freeman.
High Valley Orchard, one of our signature lines, was developed to represent the fresh, orchard, wholesome feeling and taste of our vast product offering of over 700 items. We source local ingredients for our manufactured products whenever possible. Our Popcorns, inclusive of Crave Canyon are popped using premium non-GMO grown corn. Granolas combine the finest hearty rolled oats to create two distinct varieties of granola: soft-baked and classic cereal. Since 87’, the highest grade nuts and seeds have been small-batch roasted to order in our local roasting facilities. Trail Mixes have been a staple since our beginning and each is our own special blend. Dried Fruits are selected from the finest varieties that have been dried at the peak of its freshness resulting in a quality, plump and delicious product. Each small batch of our buttery, crisp, and all-original brittle varieties begin in a copper kettle and are then hand-stretched and cooled to hard crack on a marble slab table. Chocolate and yogurt items are generously drenched resulting in the most rich, creamy and smooth texture. Our famous Golden Caramel Corn Nuggets ® are a light and crunchy hull-less puffs of corn coated in a detectible caramel coating. Sweet and Snack categories offer up a vast selection of the finest favorites from yesteryear and today to unique and diverse creations.
At Lehi Valley and with High Valley Orchard you will always find: Great taste. Better People. ™