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December 15, 2018 Food

Macaroons Win as the Best Christmas Cookie Recipe

There are a plethora of options when it comes to making Christmas cookies. Our favorite, and actually one of our founding fathers’ favorite cookies, for the winter holidays is a Coconut Macaroon, served warm.

November 18, 2018 Events

Founding Farmers and The Turkey Trot

Our Founding Farmers Reston Station team trotted out to Vienna, VA to serve as sponsor and support to the participants of the 16th annual Vienna Turkey Trot today. We loved seeing our logo on event t-shirts as we cheered on the 5k, 10k, and Kids Fun Run racers, all while serving our famous Farmers Donuts and special blend of our First Bake Blend coffee to the runners and fans who gathered this morning at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.

November 11, 2018 Events, Sustainability

Taking Our Last Straw to the DC Council

Co-Owner Dan Simons took to DC’s government halls on Friday, testifying at a hearing on plastic straws and stirrers. Speaking before the DC Committee on Transportation and the Environment, Simons encouraged the council to pass the bill that prohibits the sale, use, or provision of non-compostable straws and stirring implements by food service entities, beginning January 1, 2019 with one change: replace the word “compostable” with “biodegradable.” At Founding Farmers, we made the switch to biodegradable straws over a year ago.

October 29, 2018 Drink, Events

Cocktail Week Comes to DC

Join us as we welcome DC Cocktail Week back to the DC metro area. With over 60 local bartenders, mixologists, and bar and beverage program innovators participating in this year’s event, be sure to gather friends and come see us for the festivities.

October 19, 2018 Sustainability

MoCo’s Founding Farmers Wins Green Business Award

MoCo’s Founding Farmers won a prestigious local award Thursday evening from Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Green, the Leading By Example Green Business Award. As a farmer-owned company heavily invested in protecting and preserving our planet for years to come, we are always delighted to be recognized for what we consider to be necessary and important work right here in our own neighborhood.

October 17, 2018 Events, Sustainability

Near-Zero Trash Producers, Founding Farmers, Join Trash Summit

As a farmer-owned company, our sustainability efforts have always been an important part of our mission, which includes mindful management of our trash. Our efforts have led to LEED certifications, 3 Star Green Restaurant Association certifications, and numerous awards, including our most recent Near-Zero Waste Award, one of our two recent GRA wins.

October 8, 2018 Events

Beer Festival Funds Neighborhood Improvements

Founding Farmers joined over 2,000 beer lovers at the King of Prussia Beerfest Royale last weekend. This was our second time participating in what locals consider to be the #1 ranked festival and suburban Philadelphia’s must-attend fall beer festival.

October 8, 2018 Events

Coffee & Donut Treats for Pumpkin 5K-ers

Northern Virginia runners headed to Reston Town Center over the weekend for the Reston Pumpkin 5K & Kids Pumpkin Dash. Some participants even ran in their festive Halloween costumes. Founding Farmers Reston Station was on-site handing out our specialty Compass Coffee First Bake Blend and our famous scratch-made donuts.

September 29, 2018 Press & Awards

Two Major Wins for Us & the Planet

Founding Farmers won two major awards from the Green Restaurant Association last week for our daily efforts to operate sustainably. The People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public, named Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG), which owns and operates Founding Farmers, as their favorite green restaurants in the nation. 

September 27, 2018 Events, Sustainability

Chef Wins 3rd Place at Bay Fishing Competition

On Monday, Founding Farmers DC Chef Oscar Rivera was a winning angler for Farmers Restaurant Group. He reeled in a 31-inch Chesapeake Bay Rockfish that landed our company team a 3rd place trophy at the 7th Annual Congressional Seafood’s FINvitational.

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