Born in Brooklyn

Foragers, NYC

Even with all the preparation and cash flow that gave the business the boost needed to expand, the surprise impact of Hurricane Sandy last fall hit Foragers twofold, resulting in week-long closures of both stores. For a business founded on fresh products, the market lost nearly all its inventory, Castellani says. “We’ve just been very lucky that we had vendors who have been patient with us,” she notes. In the end, she sees even unlikely natural disasters as part of the territory. “You don’t go into this business unless you’ve got a bit of a risk-taking personality.” Read more …