Forage & Foster is a distributor of ethically and humanely produced specialty goods. We cover Chicago, Northern Indiana, and Western Michigan. Our online shop is coming soon! If you would like to get in touch with us, please visit our contact page.

The Name

The name, Forage & Foster, truly represents who we are and what we care about.  Forage represents the choice we have made to support a more natural, ethical and simple way of life. The independent farms and small producers we work with share these values and we will continue to seek those who embody our shared vision and are experts at their craft. Foster represents what we want to achieve.  We want to help independent farms and small producers grow, and help educate the public about how doing this can help build stronger and healthier communities.



[fawr-ij, for-]


1.  the act of searching for provisions


2.  to wander or go in search of provisions.

3.  to search about; seek;



[faw-ster, fos-ter]


1.  to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage

2.  to bring up, raise, or rear.

3.  to care for or cherish.