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.
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 CastellaniFounder, 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.
Andrew KinczykDirector 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.
Cassidy HookerAssistant Director of Operations, Chelsea, since 2012
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Her coworkers.
FOR FUN: Dancing the lindy hop & balboa and drinking a lot of mezcal margs.
Greg BrockmanLead 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 HamrazAssistant Manager, DUMBO, since 2013
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies from Ovenly.
FOR FUN: She likes seeing theater.
Maggie PrendergastArt 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.
Dan BrofRestaurant 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 AlbaraccinSous Chef, Chelsea, since 2012
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Everything about Foragers.
FOR FUN: Hanging out with his kids, Alexis and Margelina.
Delfino CastroCulinary 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 SantamariaHead 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.
Emad ElakkidReceiving, 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 DenoonCashier, 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 TjandraSushi Chef, DUMBO, since 2009
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our soup selection.
FOR FUN: Cooking at home, especially Thai food.
Nate GilbertButcher, DUMBO, since 2012
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our flexibility, and willingness to change.
FOR FUN: Music.
Roberto GrandeSalad Bar Chef, DUMBO, since 2008
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Our Chicken.
FOR FUN: Likes to party with friends.
Gene GarciaKitchen 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 WinkleHead Stocker, DUMBO, since 2014
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Lunch at our salad bar.
FOR FUN: Watching movies and making art.
Tonian GrayCashier, 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 BunsieJuicer, DUMBO, since 2013
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: Loves her coworkers and learning about new products.
FOR FUN: She juices and does Vinyasa yoga.
Arturo DiazStocker, 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 DavesMarket 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 PilMarket 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 :).
Sarah PencheffHead 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.
Shawoun LutonProduce, 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 GomezPrepared 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 CabelloPrepared 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.
Tom HoySpirits 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.
Lisa DavisWine 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 McAveniaBarista, Chelsea, since 2015
FAVORITE THING AT FORAGERS: My coworkers.
FOR FUN: I write short films, play music, and tantalize the night.