Negroni Week: Benefits Veterans in a New Field



Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown are excited to participate in Negroni Week 2015!  We are always thrilled to hear about efforts to raise money for charitable organizations, while pairing it with celebrating one of the world’s greatest cocktails: The Negroni!  This year, Monday, June 1st through Sunday, June 7th, we will feature an exclusive Negroni-inspired cocktail menu created by Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and Founding Farmers DC’s Head Bartender Bob Vanlancker.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Veterans in a New Field for all cocktails sold through the specialty menu during Negroni Week.  Please, stop by either location participating, support a great cause, and sip on a truly delicious and new take on a classic cocktail!

A little about Veterans in a New Field…

Veterans in a New Field

This amazing organization helps our veterans take the field in sustainable agriculture. They train willing veterans to manage their farm businesses, use ecologically-sound agricultural practices, apply low-cost and low-input production systems, participate in local & regional food markets, and use their talents and passions to integrate value-added products into their farm plan.  Find out more about Veterans in a New Field here. 

May 7th, 2015
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Behind the BARn: Margarita May

margaritasMoCo’s Founding Farmers
 invites you to their second Behind the BARn series event, Margarita May!
 Please join us on the mezzanine on Wednesday, May 27, 5:30-6:30pm with our dynamic Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, & Mezcal El Silencio’s Brand Ambassador, Torrence Swain.  This Behind the BARn series event will be focused on our specialty tequila cocktails accompanied by light bites to graze on while you sip.  Join us for a night filled with delicious cocktails & great food!

$45 per person including tax.

Cocktails to include:

  • The Proper Margarita
  • La Paloma
  • Señor Arroyo
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Planning to stay for dinner after the event? Don’t forget to grab a reservation!

May 6th, 2015
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Thank You, Greater Washington Innovation Awards!

TysonsLogo_Web_Color copyWe’d like to thank Virginia’s Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, and specifically the Greater Washington Innovation Awards, for their recognition of Founding Farmers restaurants.

Founding Farmers Tysons was recently recognized in the prestigious category of Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Innovator of the Year, Greater Washington metro area.

As we strive to put forth creative, signature, and sustainable brand concepts and services, we look forward to the future of our business and continuing to source and implement hospitality industry innovations within our restaurants.

Congratulations to our fellow Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Innovation Awards nominees.

April 30th, 2015
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Road Trip! Founding Farmers Visits Devils Backbone Brewing Co

DSC_0006A few of us had the pleasure of taking a road trip recently to Virginia’s heartland in order to spend an awesome day touring the facilities and visiting with the good people at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.

For those of us who love and appreciate the creative process (and imbibing) of great craft beer, Devils Backbone is the beer aficionado’s ultimate utopia.

Their self-proclaimed “beertivities” seemingly have no end. From the newest addition to their DB family, the custom built Outpost Brewery where their award-winning, flagship beers are brewed, to the Tap Room where guests enjoy DB’s craft beers/samplers, music, and games.

Shout-out to our friends at Devils Backbone for a memorable day spent enjoying your craft beers and facilities in the beautiful hills of Virginia! Cheers!

April 30th, 2015
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Behind the BARn: Event Series Kicks Off!

DSC_0103We’re thrilled to share a look behind the scenes at last night’s kick-off event for our new Founding Farmers monthly series, Behind the BARn.

Our dynamic Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, and his talented team offered MoCo’s Founding Farmers guests an exclusive, fun-filled glimpse into our award-winning bar & beverage program.

Focusing on Farm Classics, Jon and his team gave guests a look behind the bar, from cocktail concepts and ingredients to technique tips and the creation of guest favorites such as: Founding Farmers’ very first bar menu cocktail, our refreshingly light, Organic Cucumber Delight, which guests enjoy (on average) 15,000 per year! Also featured, The Constitution, a citrusy classic take on a traditional gin cocktail; as well as our tiki-centric and flavorful Potomac Park Swizzle.

All made for a great night filled with delicious cocktails, great food, and happy guests.

We’d love to welcome you to our next Behind the BARn series event! Stay tuned here and on our facebook and twitter accounts for more information.

April 23rd, 2015
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Behind the BARn: Farm Classics

OrganicCucumberDelight_GregPowersMoCo’s Founding Farmers presents a NEW monthly series, Behind the BARn: an exclusive symposium to learn more about our award-winning bar offerings.  These social, yet intimate gatherings may include tasting flights, the story behind our cocktails, or DIY’s to try at home – all will have light bites to graze on while you sip.  Please join us for the first of many on Wednesday, April 22, 5:30-6:30pm, on the mezzanine with Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo. 

$45 per person, including tax.

Farm Classics to include:

  • Cucumber Delight
  • The Constitution
  • Potomac Park Swizzle

Tickets are no longer available however keep an eye out for future Behind the BARn events at MoCo’s Founding Farmers!

April 2nd, 2015
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Celebrate The National Cherry Blossom Festival with Founding Farmers DC

IMG_4133DC’s most beautiful time of year is right around the corner, Cherry Blossom season!  In honor of The National Cherry Blossom Festival this year, March 20th – April 12th, our DC location will be serving up a special dessert in celebration.  Our very own Executive Pastry Chef, Ashley Soto, has outdone herself this time with a specialty Milk Chocolate Cherry Mousse Bar, served with our house-made vanilla ice cream and a delicious cherry compote.  It is sure to satisfy your springtime sweet tooth.  We can’t wait to share it with you!


Also, visit our sister restaurant, Farmers Fishers Bakers, to try their signature Cherry Blossom cocktail, The Gin Blossom.

March 12th, 2015
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Foodie and the Beast Talk Founding Farmers Tysons

foodieSunday, February 1st, 2015 our Founding Partner Dan Simons, and Executive Chef Joe Goetze were invited to chat about our NEW location with Foodie and the Beast host Nycci Nellis.

We didn’t waste any time getting right into what everyone loves most: FOOD!  Chef Joe didn’t disappoint as he showed up with a delicious preview of treats from Founding Farmers Tysons; bringing the delicious pastry creme filled Jefferson Donut as well as the new sweet & savory Farm Bread Grandma Bev’s Ham Cookie Spread.  Both new menu additions received wonderful feedback and were enjoyed by Nycci as well as the other guests appearing on the show.

While Chef Joe covered the food, flavors, and what to expect from our Virginia store in regards to the menu, Dan shined some light on the relationship Farmers Restaurant Group has with farmers, our supply chain and how it operates on such a large scale, and of course North Dakota Farmers Union.

With Founding Farmers Tysons being our biggest and BEST restaurant yet, it was challenging to describe on-air, without photos, all of the “micro-climates” that have been worked into the design and detail so beautifully.  Dan touched on a key design point that FFTysons is built to look like a Virginia farmhouse; complete with pantry, living room, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, and of course a barn (which houses the bar).

With all the delicious and beautiful food, drink & decor – whether you’re a new guest or you’ve been a long time fan of The Farm, there is something for everyone and plenty to catch your eye while dining.  Listen to the live interview of Chef Joe and Dan HERE.

Be sure to visit us in Tysons to try out our new menu items, or be comforted by the signature favorites you’ve come to know and love!

February 6th, 2015
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