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
1982 1983 1987

New Products...for Lunch

In 1982, Foster Farms recognized that consumers wanted delicious, healthy, poultry-based lunch options. With the purchase of The Grange Company and its subsidiary, Valchris Poultry, we added turkey back into our product line and developed packaged deli products, including poultry franks, bologna and lunch meats. Providing families with great-tasting, time-saving products continues to be a company focus today, and we've added choices like grilled chicken strips to our ready-to-eat selections.