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 and Founding Farmers King of Prussia, 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 a certification for Founding Farmers Reston Station.

August 11, 2023
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 17, 2022
Food, Sustainability

Feeding Our Neighbors with Breadcoins

Founding Farmers & Distillers partners with a growing nonprofit in the District working to feed our neighbors. Breadcoin helps distribute food tokens, or “Breadcoins,” to people who are hungry or food-insecure that can be used like cash at local restaurants, bakeries, markets, food trucks, and more.

August 20, 2021
Events

GW is Buzzing with Honey Bees

It’s summertime and The George Washington University Undergraduate Honey Bee Research Laboratory and Apiary team is abuzz as usual.  For the past eleven years, we have been supporting (and delighted to learn from) this amazing undergraduate bee research team headed up by Dr.

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