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.

January 7, 2021
Events

Restaurant Week Around Your Table & Ours

It’s that time of year again. Restaurant Week is back for Winter 2021, 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.

December 12, 2019
Food

Tysons First Bake Cafe Opens

Looking for something better than the typical premade to go breakfast? Or an alternative to counter service where you can order something fresh & delicious to eat, a great cup of Joe, and grab a quick seat?

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.

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and patios (including some new patios!) are 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.