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

Locally Grown Chicken—In Oregon

Delivering the freshest, highest-quality poultry products is dependent on having local poultry ranches and processing plants so that products get to the grocery store in a matter of hours. In 1987, Foster Farms acquired Fircrest Farms in Creswell, Oregon, introducing Oregonians to the fresh, natural taste of Foster Farms chicken. With time-proven methods of raising and delivering the finest products possible, the Fircrest acquisition was the first of many in the Pacific Northwest. Today, Foster Farms is the leading poultry brand in the region.