August 18, 2018 Sustainability

Celebrating the Magic of Honey Bees

At Founding Farmers, we’re all about celebrating and protecting honey bees any way we can.

This year’s National Honey Bee Day was particularly sweet for us as it fell on the heels of the big honey harvest from our urban apiary at The George Washington University, in the heart of Washington, D.C.

On August 5th, we successfully yielded 250 lbs of honey, which is 75 more pounds than we extracted last year. Team members joined GW researchers to help extract the honey from the hives, and then used centrifuges to spin the honey from the honeycomb. For our team, it was particularly rewarding to see the fruits of their labor and the bees progress, because we participated in the installation of six new hives last spring.

Every day, we are grateful for the bounty we get from honey bees, whether the simple sweetness of their honey or the complex ecological underpinnings that support the diversity of harvests worldwide. Every year, we are happy to celebrate National Honey Bee Day and remind our staff and guests about the true miracle of the busy, buzzing honey bee.

August 19, 2019
Sustainability

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.

May 21, 2019
Press & Awards

A Big Win for MoCo’s Founding Farmers

Last night, Co-Owner Dan Simons and our team were thrilled to accept the Maryland Green Registry’s Leadership Award for MoCo’s Founding Farmers from Maryland Secretary of the Environment, Ben Grumbles, and the Maryland Department of the Environment.

May 3, 2019
Food, Sustainability

A Delicious Way to Save the Bay

It is no secret that sustainable practices are built into the very fabric of our Founding Farmers mission, which includes our efforts to get to know our suppliers and the sources of our food. 

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