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When Fisher Flour created the iconic Fair Scone

Yes, the British invented the dry little biscuits known as scones, but the Fisher Flour folks created the iconic Fair Scone, a must-have at state fairs throughout Washington State. In 1915, O.D. Fisher was looking for a way to showcase his flour, which was milled in Seattle. His unique creation blended the very best of Northwest agriculture: wheat from Eastern Washington, red raspberries from the fields of Western Washington, and butter from the dairies that dotted the countryside. Selling for a nickel a piece, they were an instant hit with fair goers. Over the years, Fisher Scones have taken their rightful place as fair food musts, along with elephant ears and Krusty Pups. It should come as no surprise that the company has sold more than 100 million scones over the last century, including 1.3 million last year alone. If you’re a foodie or love big numbers, Fisher goes through 75 tons of flour, 12 tons of butter and 40 tons of raspberry jam during in four weeks during the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Yum! H/T Seattle Vintage on Facebook >

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