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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Your Neighborhood Grocer

Founding Farmers Market & Grocery

Our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery is available for you and the whole family in Potomac, MD & Tysons, VA. We have convenient online ordering for daily groceries and household staples,  including our butcher’s shop, fresh seafood, house-made pasta, fruits and veggies, our house-roasted coffee, Founding Farmers Chocolate, bottled craft cocktails, and more.

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Enjoy weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch on our patios available at most of our locations.

From Our Owners

We are Founding Farmers

We are farmers. We are restaurateurs. Since 2008, we have been making everything we can from scratch, from our bread & butter to our ice cream & chocolate, using ingredients from farmers we know and trust. The family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, who collectively own Founding Farmers, are represented on every plate, as are the country’s founding mothers and fathers—who were also farmers. We are a mission-driven, learning organization of like-minded people, individually and collectively committed to creating delicious and sustainable food and drink, an atmosphere of genuine hospitality, understanding and developing our people, and doing the right things for the right reasons. Food and drink are the fuel on which all humans run. Through learning and teaching, we strive to provide this fuel in ways that align with our principles.

Let us take you back to the roots of good food & drink: high-quality ingredients grown with care, scratch-made cooking, and exceptional hospitality. We hope you enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.

— Mark Watne, Farmer, Co-Owner, NDFU President
— Michael Vucurevich, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group
— Dan Simons, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group

Mission-Driven

Everything Matters

At Founding Farmers, Everything Matters. Nothing is too small. If something can be made better, smarter, healthier, that’s how we want to do it. For us, this means we make everything from scratch from our bread to our booze. We thoughtfully source all of our ingredients. We have active recycling and composting programs that divert about 90% of our waste from landfills. We design and operate sustainable restaurants. We earn LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications. We started a non-profit – Our Last Straw – to expand our sustainability efforts beyond the walls of our restaurants. We actively support our neighborhoods and our communities. We grow our people, providing hands-on training, mentorship, and opportunities for continued growth. Our business model, as a farmer-owned company, is designed to ensure American family farmers earn a larger share of the food dollar.

nothing is too small.
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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

5% RESTAURANT RECOVERY CHARGE: While society is rebounding well, the pandemic has had devastating and long-lasting impact on the restaurant industry. This charge supports our recovery and ensures we can continue to operate as a viable business, employer, and neighbor. It covers pandemic-related losses and expenses, vaccine clinics and mental health benefits for our team and their families, and ongoing community efforts. To learn more specifics about this charge, please see A Message to Our Guests.

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Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.