Since 1987 all Foster Farms® fresh chicken sold in the Pacific Northwest has been grown and raised right here in Oregon and Washington. Growing chicken this way allows us to support regional agriculture and local communities. We work with 32 independent family-owned farms in Washington and Oregon within close proximity to major Pacific Northwest cities and towns.
Raised right also means that Foster Farms® fresh chicken is certified by the American Humane Association – one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations that has been at the forefront in protecting farm animals since 1877. Raising animals humanely isn't a new concept at Foster Farms. It's always been a part of our values. And it's a value we share with you.
To achieve certification, Foster Farms verified that humane conditions are maintained on our farms and ranches 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
If you would like to learn more about the certification program, visit our American Humane Association FAQs page or HumaneHeartland.org. Learn more about the AHA, and discover why this recognition means so much to us and to our customers.
Working with family farms close to where our customers live is the right thing to do. It means that our chicken is delivered fresh to your store in 48 hours or less. Foster Farms fresh chicken has quality you can taste, with no need to “plump” by adding salt or saltwater. And being locally raised means a smaller carbon footprint – that's good for the environment.