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Locally Owned and Family Operated

The roots of today’s Foster-Caviness Foods trace back to 1902. Two families, Foster and Caviness, began a small fruit and vegetable business in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1974, current owner Paul Lieb and his father started Best Wholesale Foods in Greensboro, a distributor of high-quality ethnic and specialty foods to local restaurants. Having lived in North Carolina for most of his
 life, Paul believed in
 building relationships
 with local restaurants
 and the communities
 they serve by providing
 fresh quality produce. In 1985, Paul purchased
 the original


Producing Success

In 1994, Paul 
partnered with his brother-in-law, Jeff Gorelick, to continue the family operation and allow the company to grow beyond North Carolina into South Carolina and Virginia. Foster-Caviness now distributes an extensive variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and local artisan products. The company has built a reputation of being local produce professionals focused on customer care and advancing the produce industry. Both owners will assert that it is the firm foundation of local relationships and stewardship that have made Foster-Caviness the successful organization it is today.

Fostering Friendships

Foster-Caviness believes that relationships are what sets the company apart from national produce distributors. With its national procurement partner PRO*ACT, Foster-Caviness is able to acquire and deliver safe and consistent varieties of fruits and vegetables from markets worldwide. Locally, the Friends of Farmers produce program allows Foster-Caviness to provide fresh local produce to schools, restaurants, organizations, and retail establishments. Each employee at Foster-Caviness takes pride and individual responsibility in delivering the highest quality produce and service to market partners.  With its roots firmly planted in the community it serves, Foster-Caviness Foodservice enjoys continued success in the marketplace, while adhering to its fundamental philosophy of Fostering Friendships, and Producing Success.

If you are interested in setting up an account to receive fresh produce and artisan products from Foster-Caviness Foods, please fill out our account application.


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