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
1990 1993 1996 1994-1998 1998 1999

A Focus on Innovation

Foster Farms opened a specialized Research and Development facility in Turlock, California, in 1998. From this location, a talented group of individuals have collaborated over the years to develop such Foster Farms favorites as Fresh & Easy, honey BBQ wings and grilled chicken strips. Today, a dedicated team of chefs, product innovators and testers continue to work everyday to help develop delicious, inventive and convenient new products that meet today's consumer tastes.