History

Foster Farms has been a family–owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest–quality, best–tasting poultry products available. Travel with us through our history and learn how what started as a small farm back in Modesto, California, grew into the West’s most trusted poultry company.

THE EARLY YEARS THE 1980s THE 1990s 2000 AND BEYOND
1939 1950s 1960s 1973

Growing to Guarantee Quality

Max and Verda Foster's commitment to raising the highest-quality chickens led them to purchase a feed mill in 1950. With the addition, they were able to ensure that all of their chickens enjoyed a consistent, healthy diet. By 1959, the couple had added a processing plant in nearby Livingston. By managing the entire operation, from hatchery through processing, they could guarantee the exceptional quality of their fresh chicken. This early vision for the company still guides our course today.