Come Celebrate with The Farm!

Last Fall Founding Farmers celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the flagship location on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. This April, we mark two more notable milestones in the history of The Farm – the 5-year anniversary of our own Founding Farmers Rye, and the official release of The Farm Gin – the second in a growing line of proprietary, locally produced spirits from Farmers Restaurant Group. We call it ‘From Farm to Still!’


Please join award-winning Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and our partner, Copper Fox Distillery for a special spirit tasting tour and party at Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers. 


WHAT5-Year Anniversary Celebration of Founding Farmers Rye / Official Launch Party for The Farm Gin

Tastings, menu samplings, cocktail recipe creations and the inside perspective on a proprietary line of spirits in our DC restaurants.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 

Founding Farmers, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Foggy Bottom


Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K Street, NW, Washington Harbour, Georgetown



WHO: The Farm’s own Jon Arroyo, Master Distiller Rick Wasmund, current and former FRG bartenders, and US Bartenders Guild DC Chapter friends 

Founding Farmers

5pm-6pm > Juan Coronado, Think Food Group, and Taha Ismail of Graffiato/Kapnos/Mike Isabella Group join Jon Arroyo ‘behind the wood’

6pm-7pm  > Chu Yi, Founding Farmers DC circa 2009 (and current FFMoCo Head Bartender) Jaclyn Beasley, Founding Farmers circa 2010, and a surprise guest bartender TBA.


Farmers Fishers Bakers 

6:30-7:30pm > Jon Arroyo and Aaron Joseph, Wit and Wisdom – Agraria/ Farmers and Fishers circa 2010

7:30-8:30pm > Glendon Hartley, Cava Group, Agraria/Farmers and Fishers circa 2010, and Bob Vanlancker, Farmers and Fishers circa 2011 (and current FFDC Head Bartender)


WHY:  It’s a celebration of sprits and the art of distillation! Taste the FF Rye, meet Master Distiller Rick Wasmund and learn about the process of transforming barley and other botanicals into our distinctive spirits. Toast the line, the barley farmer, and the cocktails as you enjoy bites and snacks. (cash bar)


We invite you to come and learn about the spirits from the FRG award-winning bar staff as well as to enjoy libations prepared by Farm bar alumnus and friends. 



March 25th, 2014
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Check Us Out On Puree Juice Bar’s Blog

Thank you Puree Juice Bar for the wonderful write up about The Farm and Founding Farmers! We are ecstatic that we share a passion for fresh, farm-to-table food.

Read the post here at Fern Langham’s blog Puree Juice Bar

February 18th, 2014
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Escape the Cold with Our Seasonal Winter Stews

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Trying to escape the Polar Vortex? Come down to Founding Farmers (DC and MoCo) to warm up with a winter stew. These hearty seasonal dishes are cooked low and slow, and served with thick-cut grilled ciabatta bread and a small salad.

From Kentucky Burgoo to New Brunswick Stew, four varieties will be available at lunch and dinner at both Founding Farmers  locations throughout the winter season. They just might make you wish the cold weather stuck around a bit longer!

> Kentucky Burgoo Stew ($13) – sirloin, potatoes, Kentucky bourbon
> Pennsylvania Avenue Senate Bean Soup ($13) - great northern, kidney, and black turtle beans, bacon
> Pork and Lentil Stew ($13) – green and yellow lentils, cilantro, lime, avocado, poached egg
> New Brunswick Stew ($13) – rotisserie chicken, lima beans, chickpeas, barley, bacon (pictured)

January 21st, 2014
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Order a Mini Red Velvet Cake for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Red Velvet

Make Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year with a Mini Red Velvet Cake from the pastry chefs at Founding Farmers.

A perfect treat to impress your sweetheart, these four-layer 6-inch round mini versions of the full sized cake are baked from scratch, iced with house made cream cheese frosting, and decorated with fondant hearts.

Each cake is $35 plus tax, available for pick up at Founding Farmers DC on Friday, February 14 before 6pm.

Orders must be placed via email to no later than Monday, February 10 at 5pm. Cakes are available by pre-order via email only and must be pre-paid.


January 20th, 2014
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MoCo’s Founding Farmers Wins Big in Best of Bethesda 2013

Thank you to all of our guests and friends who voted for MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Bethesda Magazine’s annual Best of Bethesda Readers Picks issue.

We’re humbled to be named the winner in the categories for the Best Brunch and Best Craft Cocktails, as well as a runner-up for the title of Best Overall Restaurant. What a great way to end the year – cheers!

Best of Bethesda



January 3rd, 2014
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Holiday Mixology With Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo

HardAppleCider_ChloeBerkWant to be the star of your next holiday party? Learn how to make delicious holiday cocktails with our very own award-winning Bar & Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo.

In his hands-on class at LivingSocial’s 918 F Street, you’ll learn to make a Tom & Jerry, Classic Irish Coffee, and a Farmer’s Toddy to share at all you holiday festivities this year.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 6 – 5:45PM, 8:15PM
  • Tuesday, December 10 – 5:45PM, 8:15P
  • Thursday, December 12 – 8:15PM
  • Thursday, December 19 – 5:45PM, 8:15PM

Tickets are $39 per person and can be bought here. Cheers!

November 14th, 2013
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Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Farm

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and The Farm can’t wait! We invite you to join us for the big meal on Thursday, November 28 from noon until 8pm.

We’ll be serving up a special set menu of our fall favorites and holiday classics, like Roasted Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing, Slow Roasted Pit Ham, Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Pie, and more. The three course set menu, including dessert, will be available for $35 per person (beverages, tax, and gratuity not included).

Check out the full menu below and make your reservation today at Founding Farmers DC, MoCo’s Founding Farmers, or Farmers Fishers Bakers!

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November 6th, 2013
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Farmers Fishers Bakers “Deconstructed Thanksgiving” Beer Dinner with Atlas Brew Works

Atlas logoJoin Farmers Fishers Bakers for our ‘Deconstructed Thanksgiving’ Beer Dinner on Tuesday, November 12, featuring a five-part tasting menu paired with beers from Atlas Brew Works. Executive Chef Joe Goetze has created a special menu of seasonally inspired dishes that will be served alongside five craft beers from D.C.’s newest production craft brewery with the season of celebration in mind!

Our Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and brewers from Atlas will be in attendance to provide tasting notes and insight into the evening’s pairings and answer your questions as they toast along with you.

All-inclusive tickets are $65 per person, with tax, gratuity, and a gift bag taken care of. 

The Greet
Jack Cheese Chili  Cornbread with Pumpkin Spice Butter
Beer: NSFW Imperial Black IPA

Part 2
Southern Smoked Turkey Masa Soup  Cranberry Orange Crouton
Beer: Rowdy

Part 3
Green Vegetable Casserole with Beer Gruyere Cheese Fondue  Crispy Mushrooms and Shallots
Beer: District Common

Part 4
Sorghum  Black Peppercorn Glazed Duck Breast with a Twice Cooked Sweet Potato Hash  Cranberry Demi
Beer: Brown Saison

The Departure
Coffee Drink with Pumpkin Éclairs

**If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please email PRIOR to purchasing tickets to let us know. Please understand that this menu has been specially developed for this specific event and as such, last minute requests, variations or substitutions may are not possible, so let us know ahead of time if you have a specific concern.

Buy your tickets now!

November 5th, 2013
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