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

Bringing Fresh Poultry to All Californians

Increasing consumer demand for fresh poultry drove Foster Farms to expand into Southern California with the acquisition of a distribution and sales center in El Monte, California. Today, the El Monte center continues to be an important part of the Foster Farms organization, servicing a large territory that stretches from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and as far east as Las Vegas.