September 29, 2018 Press & Awards

Two Major Wins for Us & the Planet

Founding Farmers won two major awards from the Green Restaurant Association last week for our daily efforts to operate sustainably.

The People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the public, named Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG), which owns and operates Founding Farmers, as their favorite green restaurants in the nation. FRG has seven 3 Star Certified Green Restaurants®, including our five Founding Farmers outposts in the metro DC area and Pennsylvania, as well as Farmers & Distillers and Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Founding Farmers Reston Station also tied for the Near-Zero Waste Award for receiving the most GreenPointsin the Waste category. Sharing this award with the Mammoth Hotel Dining Room in Yellowstone National Park, we earned 74.50 GreenPoints for having a comprehensive recycling and composting program that includes: offering no bottled water or paper towels, using bulk and scratch-made condiments, supporting a reusable mug program, requiring reusable plates and utensils for staff meals, and more.

Collectively, our company restaurants have earned over 1,500 GreenPoints and take multiple steps every day toward eco-friendly operations.

Other company efforts we make for the planet that don’t count toward our Green Restaurant Association scores include our current straw program, Our Last Straw, not serving bottled beer, and our in-house scratch soda program. We also consistently pursue LEED certifications in all of our restaurant design and construction.

September 2, 2022
Events, Food

Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Weekend

Our decadent menu of delicious scratch-made food is the perfect way to enjoy Thanksgiving in the comfort of your home all weekend long. Our special Heat & Eat Thanksgiving Weekend at Home menu is started in our kitchens, ready to be finished at your convenience in yours, with our detailed cooking and reheating instructions. 

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.

August 20, 2021

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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