July 18, 2017 Sustainability

Let the Sunflowers Shine In

Summertime at Founding Farmers Tysons means we are basking in the golden blaze of sunflowers. Every year, we are delighted by bountiful bouquets from our partner, Sweet Virginia, a non-profit organization on a mission to inspire and educate children about the wonder of honey bees and the critical role they play in pollinating fruits and vegetables, as well as the overall positive impact they have on our environment.

In keeping with their mission, Sweet Virginia grows a vast array of flowers to support the bee colonies that live on their land, including colorful beds of zinnias and vast fields of joyful sunflowers.

Farmers Restaurant Group has been working closely with Sweet Virginia Founder Dan Price and his team for several years. We share a passion for educating people, including children, about honey bees and working to support their future. (We also support an urban apiary at The George Washington University to promote the study of honey bees.)

Our partnership with Sweet Virginia recently took us on a field trip to a DC school to teach children about the importance of honey bees and their life cycle. Co-Owner Dan Simons and his family also spent a gorgeous night at Sweet Virginia in Nokesville, VA over the July 4th holiday weekend and were delighted by the abundance of blooming flowers, including sunflowers, and the sweet simplicity of downtime in the country.

As a company, sunflower season is one of our favorites. We look forward to receiving over 100 freshly harvested, beautiful sunflowers. This brings quite a bit of cheer to our Tysons restaurant. It is also a natural fit since many of our farmer owners come from North Dakota, currently the nation’s largest sunflower producer.

It is definitely a good time to come on over to Founding Farmers Tysons. Let the sunflowers shine in and get a little hit of summer (without the heavy heat), show your honey bee love, and enjoy our summertime country vibes.

June 6, 2022
Drink, Food

Celebrate Dad with Our Brunch, Steak Dinner, Drinks & More

Join us Father’s Day weekend to celebrate dads and all that they do. We have so many ways to treat dad. Brunch with Us Each of our restaurants will be serving our amazing brunch, regularly named as the best in the city by locals, including Washingtonian Magazine readers and the Washington City Paper.

January 7, 2022
Events, Food

Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week is Here

It’s that time of year again. Restaurant Week is back for Winter 2022, and our Founding Farmers team is getting ready to serve you in all of our restaurants and at home with so many tasty choices and some of the best restaurant deals in DC, Tysons & Reston, and Potomac.

August 20, 2021
Events

GW is Buzzing with Honey Bees… Again

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

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