At Founding Farmers, sustainability is interwoven into our facilities, operations, and the hundreds of decisions we make each day that affect the world around us. As a 2023 winner of a District Sustainability Award and named one of the ten most sustainable restaurants in America, we thoughtfully source our ingredients, paint with non-volatile compounds, choose efficient HVAC and lighting systems, and use wood from fallen trees and old barns. Our eco-friendly restaurants divert 90 percent of our waste from landfills through robust compost and recycling programs, including the use of a BioHiTech eco-safe digester we call “The Orca” in two of our restaurants. As one of our restaurant sustainability practices, we provide free filtered water, sparkling or flat, to all of our guests. We serve scratch-made sodas and mostly draft beer. When we do receive single-use beverages or packaged goods, we work with suppliers to reduce packaging. For example, we worked with Coca-Cola so they now ship to us directly in a corrugated case without the plastic six-pack collar. We avoid products wrapped with a tertiary layer and influence our vendors to consider reusable plastic totes. The list could go on and on.
We aren’t perfect, but every day we are trying to do better, continually working to preserve our planet. We are proud of all of our work to be an environmentally friendly restaurant, and we look forward to serving you. Make a reservation today!