High Country History
The history of our store begins in 1988 when the Pickard family bought a small health food store out of a corner of the local grocery store. They sold vitamins, a tiny selection of bulk foods, some grocery items and frozen and cooler goods and not much else.
However, the little store was prosperous and in March 1991 they were able to move into their own location. Nestled in the 49er Shopping Center, High Country Health Foods opened their own doors on April 1st, 1991. After a few months the business grew and in November of 1991, they began serving sandwiches out of a small window in the back wall. Thus, High Country Café was born! The store remained that way until 1994 when the Pickard family acquired the business space next to theirs and expanded their own store. The Café now had its own home, and more space was available for customers to come in and take a seat and dine in.
High Country Health Foods & Café remained in that spot until September 2013 when they relocated to their currant address. With three times the room as before the grocery store is now bursting with colorful Organic produce, fully stocked aisles, and an impressive bulk selection. The Café had gained more workspace and was able to offer more selections for their customers!
Thanks for getting to know us and we can’t wait to see you!
Our goal is to provide our customers with the best quality of Organic produce and groceries with our reasonable prices. We try our best to only carry Organic and certified Non-GMO products in our store.
Owners Bob and Paula Pickard and their daughter Laurel Westbrook and Son-in-Law Cody Westbrook are thankful for all our wonderful customers that support us daily!