At Founding Farmers, we continually and consistently invest in our communities. We are a farmer-owned company on a mission to support American family farmers, preserve and protect our planet, and maintain close ties to our neighbors, friends in business, and collaborators. We believe in Conscious Capitalism and never prioritize profit over mission. We grow our philanthropic projects with an appreciation for long-term relationships and making an impact. In 2019, we were awarded the prestigious Moxie Award for our bold, innovative growth strategies and helping to not only “make the DC metro area a great place to do business, but also an incredible place to live, thrive, and play.”
Our enterprise goes beyond the plate and beyond the dining experience, to walking our talk in our communities, our industry, and on behalf of our environment. We are proud to partner with DC schools and their Career Technical Education programs to educate and provide real life job experience for high school students in both hospitality and culinary arts programs. We hire them as paid interns who work in our restaurants and are provided with hands-on job training and mentorship from industry professionals.
We are members of the Founding Circle for DC’s Conscious Capitalism chapter, hosting meals and participating in educational efforts and outreach. We are continually working to raise the bar in our industry, most recently hosting a panel on Women In Hospitality: Pathways & Ladders at Founding Farmers & Distillers.
For over a decade, we have stayed true to our mission, consistently working to build community and make an impact in how we hire our employees, source our ingredients, and participate and influence others in our regions and across the hospitality industry.