April 18, 2018 Sustainability

Busy Buzzing Bee Installation

Founding Farmers was onsite last weekend when The George Washington University Apiary installed six new honey bee hives. We support this undergraduate urban beekeeping research project, which includes a dozen hives atop a campus building in downtown DC.

Led by Dr. Hartmut Doebel, GW’s Undergraduate Honey Bee Research Laboratory and Apiary, known as GWBuzz, is a research team focusing on different aspects of honey bee life and health. We provided fellowship monies to GW to help promote and learn sustainable and healthy apiculture in the midst of the bustling city of Washington, D.C. The sweet stuff we get from their hives is just an added bonus and is used by our Founding Spirits distillery.

At Farmers Restaurant Group, we know the importance of honey bees for the future of the world’s food supply and the earth’s ecosystem. Our collaboration with GW began in 2011 and is one way we help to support research and continued education on honey bees.

For those interested, GW’s apiary has a live web cam where you can check out the busy bee action or you can watch a video and learn more about our partnership with the GW research lab. We also work with Sweet Virginia, a non-profit honey bee education program for children.

According to the research team, GW is looking forward to another great beekeeping season. To celebrate the installation, Dr. Doebel and his fellow beekeeping team headed across the street to Founding Farmers. They ordered tea, which was served with our flatware decorated with a bee and imprinted with the date 5.04.2011. When they asked our server the significance, they were happy to learn it was that date we started beekeeping with GWBuzz. That’s a pretty sweet ending to a busy buzzy spring beekeeping day.

September 2, 2023
Events, Food

Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Weekend

Our decadent menu of delicious scratch-made food is the perfect way to enjoy Thanksgiving in the comfort of your home all weekend long. Our special Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Weekend at Home comes with our detailed cooking and reheating instructions and is available for pick up at most of our restaurants* across the DMV (including Farmers Fishers Bakers DC) and in KOP.  

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Drink, Food, Sustainability

Buzzin’ for Beyla Honey

At Founding Farmers, we have a deep-rooted commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients from family farmers we know and trust. One of our cherished partnerships is with Beyla Honey, nestled in Grant County, North Dakota.

May 31, 2023
Drink, Food

Celebrate Dad with Our Brunch, Steak Dinner, Drinks & More

Join us Father’s Day weekend to celebrate Dads and all they do. We have so many delicious ways to treat Dad this year. Treat Dad to a Steak Dinner Our steakhouse selections are one of our best kept secrets.

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