June 13, 2017 Events, Food, Sustainability

Founding Farmers & Sweet Virginia Buzz Over to Ross Elementary School

Last Friday, June 2nd, Founding Farmers paired up with Sweet Virginia to pay a visit to Ross Elementary School in Washington, D.C. We wanted to share everything we know about honey bees and their importance in our lives with their pre-K class.

Sweet Virginia’s Jacqueline Hogg taught the kids all about the different stages of life of honey bees, how they make honey, and a little bit about their importance in the growth of so many of the fruits and vegetables we all love, and that our parents tell us are good for us. She also taught them the important life lesson of how to properly escape a bee sting: “bee” nice and do not hit the bees!

Our Founding Farmers team provided the class with our famous skillet cornbread dipped in honey butter, and together we all made apple nachos with slices of fresh apples, drizzled with honey, and topped with our Founding Farmers scratch-made granola. The kids loved every bite and were so excited to take their knowledge about honey bees, honey, and healthy snacks back home to their friends and family. Our team was equally delighted to have a field trip and get a chance to meet some local kids.

Founding Farmers has been working in partnership with Sweet Virginia, located in nearby Nokesville, VA, on our shared mission to protect the earth’s honey bees, not just for the sake of the delicious honey we use in our food, but to preserve the diversity of our food sources and the planet. Sweet Virginia focuses on educating children about the lifecycle of honey bees and the critical role they play in pollinating plants, fruits, and vegetables, and the impact they have on our environment. Founding Farmers also supports local apiaries, including The George Washington University Undergraduate Honey Bee Research and Beekeeping.


January 11, 2021
Events, Food

Give Back with MLK Weekend Brunch at Home

January 19, 2021 Update Thanks to everyone who ordered Brunch at Home this past MLK Weekend! We raised over $1,600 for our local partners, which translates into direct donations to help feed our neighbors: In the District, we are using the $254 raised to provide additional meals, PPE, and toilet paper to our community partners in Wards 7 & 8.

January 7, 2021

Restaurant Week Around Your Table & Ours

It’s that time of year again. Restaurant Week is back for Winter 2021, and our Founding Farmers team is getting ready to serve you in all of our restaurants and at home with so many tasty choices and some of the best restaurant deals in DC, Tysons & Reston, and Potomac.

January 6, 2021

Valentine’s Day Dinner To Go

This Valentine’s Day, Founding Farmers has all you need for a very special date night dinner at home. Our culinary and bar teams are  working on the perfect take out Valentine’s Day Dinner so you and your special someone can enjoy a romantic dinner in the comfort of your home.

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and winterized patios (including some new patios!) are open with our enhanced safety protocols and following the guidance of our government officials. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. We’re excited to serve you again!

For more information about how we’re operating during this time, read all about the innovative technology we are using to combat COVID-19, our COVID-19 FAQs, and the measures we’re taking to ensure your health and safety.