October 2, 2017 Sustainability

LEED Certifying Our Restaurants

All of our restaurants across Farmers Restaurant Group – Founding FarmersFarmers Fishers Bakers, and Farmers & Distillers – are LEED certified, or we are in the process of pursuing LEED certification. This means that we have been counseled by the U.S. Green Building Council on the greenest and most earth-friendly ways to create and construct our restaurants.

LEED certification – which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a complicated, labor intensive, and costly process that begins prior to construction and is usually not complete for a full year after construction. While it is becoming more common in the hospitality industry, Founding Farmers was the first full service, upscale casual restaurant to pursue LEED certification, and Farmers Restaurant Group is currently the only company in its class to seek certifications for all of its restaurants.

Watch this video featuring Co-Owner Dan Simons to learn more about why we LEED certify all of our restaurants.

The LEED score cards for many of our restaurants can be reviewed online, revealing the detailed steps we have taken to earn each level of certification: LEED Gold for Founding Farmers DC, LEED Silver for Farmers Fishers Bakers (and Moco’s Founding Farmers) and Standard LEED certification for Founding Farmers Tysons. LEED Gold is currently pending for Farmers & Distillers, and we are in the process of pursuing certifications for Founding Farmers King of Prussia and Founding Farmers Reston Station.

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. 

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

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.