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About Us About Us

From the ground up, Foragers understands what it takes to make delicious, fresh, and healthy food. From our farm in upstate New York to our markets and restaurant in New York City, Foragers has been influencing the way New Yorkers eat since 2005.

Our first market, opened in Brooklyn, began by offering the healthiest, freshest food we could find from regional and local food producers. We started a farm in 2009 in Columbia County, New York, to supply our stores and restaurants with farm fresh eggs and specialty produce. Our restaurant, Foragers Table, opened in Manhattan in 2012, with a market and wine shop next door.

We source every product we sell from farmers and producers we know, so we can be sure our meats are free from antibiotics & hormones, our fish is sustainably harvested, and our eggs, dairy, and produce are grown using standards that go beyond organic.

Visit our Brooklyn market in DUMBO, next to Brooklyn Bridge Park. You will find our Manhattan Market, Wine Shop, and restaurant, Foragers Table, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, a short walk from the High Line.

OUR STORY

Foragers started with a novel idea: create a place that offered the freshest, healthiest, cleanest groceries, from trusted farmers and artisans. We opened our market in DUMBO in 2005 and pioneered the local food movement in New York City. In 2009, we established our own small farm in Columbia County, New York, where we plant organic vegetables and raise free-range hens for fresh eggs. The positive responses from our customers inspired us to expand and in 2012, we opened our second market in Chelsea, Manhattan, and added a wine shop and restaurant. We continue to offer our customers the absolute best groceries, wines, and meals and to support our partners who are making delicious products.

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Foragers’ strength is in our dedicated and savvy team. Employees bring their own creative abilities and skills to the table, and are always encouraged to explore their potential within the organization. From our farm to our restaurant, owner Anna Castellani encourages everyone to participate in a culture of leadership and innovation.

Browse our profiles to read about the enthusiastic, talented, and hardworking people that make us stand out.

  • Anna Castellani
    Anna Castellani
    Founder, Managing Partner, since 2005

    In 2005 Anna co-founded Foragers Market in Brooklyn, and has since added a farm upstate, a second market, wine shop and restaurant in Manhattan.
    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The talented staff! They rock.
    FOR FUN: Spending time with her kids and traveling. Ideally, at the same time.

  • Richard Lamb
    Richard Lamb
    Farmer, Owner, since 2005

    Richard works and manages Foragers farm in Canaan, New York.
    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The farm!
    FOR FUN: Loves to paint, and is proud of his large collection of Mel Brooks movies.

  • Nickolas Martinez
    Nickolas Martinez
    Executive Chef, Chelsea, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Using the amazing ingredients available at Foragers.
    FOR FUN: Having his kids visit while he's working.

  • Andrew Kinczyk
    Andrew Kinczyk
    Director of Operations, DUMBO, since 2011

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Seeking out new food producers and exciting products and staying ahead of trends.
    FOR FUN: Traveling! Currently planning a trip to Copenhagen.

  • Greg Brockman
    Greg Brockman
    Lead Butcher, DUMBO, since 2011

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: My coworkers, our cool regulars, tasty treats.
    FOR FUN: Always up for a challenge, he's currently learning the fiddle and Spanish.

  • Showgofa Hamraz
    Showgofa Hamraz
    Assistant Manager, DUMBO, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ovenly.
    FOR FUN: She likes seeing theater.

  • Rumon Miah
    Rumon Miah
    Market Coordinator, Chelsea, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Loves White Moustache Yogurt and Soma Energy Bars.
    FOR FUN: He's a data wizard who laughs and smiles a lot and likes to travel.

  • Maggie Prendergast
    Maggie Prendergast
    Art Director, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Creating our unique visual language and graphics.
    FOR FUN: Runs a small design and silkscreen studio with her best friend and volunteers at the Red Hook Farm.

  • Miachel Breton
    Miachel Breton
    Photographer, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The pastry team's savory scones are ridiculously good.
    FOR FUN: Photographing food, cooking for friends, and playing nerdy board games.

  • Dan Brof
    Dan Brof
    Restaurant Director, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: I love the fun, friendly vibe of our staff and customers. And the Foragers popcorn is not to be missed!
    FOR FUN: Spending time with my wife and two beautiful little girls. Going on hikes with them in the Berkshires is the best.

  • Edwin Albaraccin
    Edwin Albaraccin
    Sous Chef, Chelsea, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Everything about Foragers.
    FOR FUN: Hanging out with his kids, Alexis and Margelina.

  • Delfino Castro
    Delfino Castro
    Culinary Supervisor, Chelsea, since 2012

    *Voted Employee of the Year in 2014
    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The atmosphere at Foragers.
    FOR FUN: He likes to spend time hiking and enjoying nature.

  • Joshua Santamaria
    Joshua Santamaria
    Head Cheesemonger & Buyer, since 2016

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: My super fun co-workers, talking to regulars, and opening a new wheel of cheese every week!
    FOR FUN: Drawing comics, going to the beach, traveling for food, and enjoying good music, movies and conversation.

  • Monica Stolbach
    Monica Stolbach
    Head of Pastry, Chelsea, 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Being a part of a community of people who are interested in food. I'm constantly learning and being inspired.
    FOR FUN: I love to host parties at my apartment – cocktails, dinner, brunch, birthdays, holidays... Any excuse for a celebration.

  • Emad Elakkid
    Emad Elakkid
    Receiving, DUMBO, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Placing orders and discovering new products.
    FOR FUN: Soccer! He likes to play, coach, and referee soccer.

  • Gizan Denoon
    Gizan Denoon
    Cashier, DUMBO, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our customers and coworkers.
    FOR FUN: Hanging out with her daughter, Vinece. And when Vinece is asleep - binge watching TV series on Netflix.

  • Andre Tjandra
    Andre Tjandra
    Sushi Chef, DUMBO, since 2009

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our soup selection.
    FOR FUN: Cooking at home, especially Thai food.

  • Nate Gilbert
    Nate Gilbert
    Butcher, DUMBO, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our flexibility, and willingness to change.
    FOR FUN: Music.

  • Roberto Grande
    Roberto Grande
    Salad Bar Chef, DUMBO, since 2008

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our Chicken.
    FOR FUN: Likes to party with friends.

  • Gene Garcia
    Gene Garcia
    Kitchen Manager, DUMBO, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The variety of our store, how we offer deli, butcher, fish, and prepared foods as well as the quality.
    FOR FUN: Going out with friends, visiting bakeries, and spending time with his family.

  • Mike Van Winkle
    Mike Van Winkle
    Head Stocker, DUMBO, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Lunch at our salad bar.
    FOR FUN: Watching movies and making art.

  • Tonian Gray
    Tonian Gray
    Cashier, DUMBO, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our customers, most of them are so sweet and lighten up her day.
    FOR FUN: Watching movies, chilling with friends and family, and going out to dinner. Her favorite dish is rice and peas with jerk chicken.

  • Nneka Bunsie
    Nneka Bunsie
    Juicer, DUMBO, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Loves her coworkers and learning about new products.
    FOR FUN: She juices and does Vinyasa yoga.

  • Wael Naser
    Wael Naser
    Juicer, DUMBO, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The home-like environment and atmosphere.
    FOR FUN: Likes to find new products and learn new things!

  • Arturo Diaz
    Arturo Diaz
    Stocker, DUMBO, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Taking care of our customers.
    FOR FUN: Fixing up classic cars at his brother's shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

  • Evan Daves
    Evan Daves
    Market Supervisor and Runner, Chelsea, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Bjorn Qorn.
    FOR FUN: Shooting short films with his friends, going out to eat, and playing the guitar. Fun Fact: he was a child star on Broadway.

  • Chelsea Pil
    Chelsea Pil
    Market Supervisor, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our produce selection and getting to watch that corner of the market evolve from season to season. Also the people I get to work with are super delightful!
    FOR FUN: I like working on art and playing guitar, and singing out loud when the train car is empty :).

  • Lauren Campbell
    Lauren Campbell
    Market Supervisor, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: My awesome coworkers.
    FOR FUN: Sewing and anything creative.

  • Sarah Pencheff
    Sarah Pencheff
    Head Bartender, Chelsea, since 2012

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The food! It's immensely satisfying to be able tell customers that the food is fantastic!
    FOR FUN: Acting, working as teaching artist, costume and special effects make-up artist. In other words, she makes people bleed, promotes literacy in NYC schools through the arts and occasionally pretends to be someone else.

  • Tom Carney
    Tom Carney
    Host, Chelsea, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our salad bar, particularly the delicious chicken salad.
    FOR FUN: Spending time outdoors: hiking and camping.

  • Shawoun Luton
    Shawoun Luton
    Produce, Chelsea, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Loves the customers and tasty products at Foragers.
    FOR FUN: Being creative, friendly, and loves trying new foods, new things, cars, and sports.

  • Karina Gomez
    Karina Gomez
    Prepared Foods Cook, Chelsea, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: That everyone gets along so well.
    FOR FUN: Hanging out with her boyfriend and going to parties.

  • Sam Cabello
    Sam Cabello
    Prepared Foods Cook, Chelsea, since 2013

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The market and the prepared foods section.
    FOR FUN: Hanging out with friends and going to the movies.

  • Kirsten Lee
    Kirsten Lee
    Pastry Assistant, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The people! Also, the awesome selection of treats and local produce in the market.
    FOR FUN: I love cooking, exploring different restaurants, running, hiking, hanging at the park and learning new things.

  • Tom Hoy
    Tom Hoy
    Spirits Buyer, Chelsea, since 2014

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The educational opportunities.
    FOR FUN: Writing and playing music. Also documentaries and books about finance and economics.

  • Katherine Schlesier
    Katherine Schlesier
    Wine Shop Sales Associate, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The people I work with.
    FOR FUN: I like to cook and try new recipes on my days off.

  • Lisa Davis
    Lisa Davis
    Wine Shop Sales Associate, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: The wealth of knowledge and support from our team.
    FOR FUN: I love cooking and learning new things. I'm a bit of a science nerd.

  • Dylan McAvenia
    Dylan McAvenia
    Barista, Chelsea, since 2015

    FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: My coworkers.
    FOR FUN: I write short films, play music, and tantalize the night.

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