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 10, 2020

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go & More from Founding Farmers

Order Founding Farmers This year, we are bringing more than just our delicious scratch-made food to your holiday table. We are also providing food and drink for the entire holiday weekend.  

September 11, 2019

Your Guide to Celebrating the Holidays with Us

Each year, our Farmers Restaurant Group teams look forward to celebrating the holidays with our guests across all of our restaurants. We invite you to check out all that we have to offer this holiday season. 

August 19, 2019

Sunflowers are Back

It is a great season to visit Founding Farmers Tysons. Our sunflowers are back and in-house through September.  We love welcoming guests to our Tysons restaurant with our bounty of sunflowers. Each year, we harvest these beauties with our friends and sustainable partners at Sweet Virginia, a non-profit working to educate children about the wonder of honey bees and their importance in pollinating and maintaining food diversity for every living creature on the planet.

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Our dining rooms and patios (including some new patios!) are now 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.