Sanitary Fruit Co

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

Red Bluff

Sanitary Fruit Company was a California-based dried fruit packer with operations in multiple cities. A 1907 article mentions plants at Red Bluff and Edenvale[1]. The company was sold to H.P. Stice in 1911[2]; H.P. Stice was still the head of the company in 1917[3]. The company was building a new packing house at Vina in 1910[4].

Sanitary Fruit bought the Alameda County Fruit Company in 1917[5]. The company packed for the California Peach Growers Association in 1920[6].


Location Years Address Details
Edenvale 1907, 1911
Red Bluff 1907, 1920 Destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1920[7].
Sacramento 1907 Main office


  1. Attorneys, Contractors, and Merchants, Fruit Dealers and Various Manufactories: San Jose Sunday Mercury and Herald, April 21, 1907: "Mr. Charles B. Bills, the president and manager of the company... his office is at Sacramento, California.
  2. Valuable Property Sold: December 28, 1911 Sacramento Union. "A deed from the Pioneer Fruit company, transferring blocks of N and W in the Park Addition and lots 7 and 8 and ten feet of block 70, with the packing house and machinery, to H.P. STICE, the well-known fruit dealer, was filed for record today. The Sanitary Fruit company deeded the property to the Pioneer Fruit Company, which in turn sold it to Stice."
  3. Coast News In Brief: January 27, 1917 California Fruit News.
  4. Agricultural Review: June 11, 1910 Pacific Rural Press.
  5. Coast News In Brief: January 27, 1917 California Fruit News. "H.P. Stice, head of the Sanitary Fruit Company of Red Bluff, has recently purchased the plant and equipment of the Alameda County Fruit Company. The machinery has been moved to Red Bluff..."
  6. Peach Shippers Sign: July 1920 Associated Grower.
  7. Horticultural Jottings: October 30, 1920 Pacific Rural Press.