Chef Joe Goetze, Senior Executive Chef
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Joe has been developing menus and running kitchens for over a decade. Chef Joe, partnering with our VSAG culinary resources, develops the menus, trains the kitchen operations and implements culinary projects for VSAG clients. Chef Joe’s culinary path unfolded when he was just in high school working at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., doing just about everything in the kitchen.

The solid background from his tenure at the Hyatt had instilled a fundamental skill set that helped him excel in culinary school and the choice of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., for his externship further solidified his commitment to the craft. Heeding the best advice he ever received, “master your palate,” Chef Joe did just that and worked his way through the best restaurants on the Florida coast (Café Max in Pompano Beach; Yucca; the Turnberry Isle Resort), developing not only his palate but also the specific skills that have set him apart as an amazing chef.

Chef Joe is The Farm’s Senior Executive Chef and has developed menus and recipes for Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers, in addition to Farmers Fishers Bakers.

 

Tony Higdon, Executive Kitchen Manager
A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Tony has worked in every position in the restaurant industry, from hospitality to culinary. His first experience in the restaurant industry was with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, where he worked as Sous Chef and then Culinary Partner.

He was introduced to The Farm by a former co-worker and instantly clicked with the brand, values, and potential for success. In his current role as Executive Kitchen Manager at Farmers Fishers Bakers, Tony oversees culinary operations and keeps the back-of-house running smoothly.

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Through The Eyes of The Farmer

The Farm is a concept development and restaurant management company established on a platform of farm-inspired American true food and drink in modern, upscale casual, and eco-friendly settings. The Farm created the internationally recognized, award-winning Founding Farmers restaurant in the heart of Washington, D.C., which opened in 2008, and has been host to more than 1.2 million guests since then, as one of the most popular 'must-do' experiences in the nation's capital. The Farm works with an ongoing commitment to supporting American family farmers with exceptional culinary and mixology programs, to providing great service, to sourcing regionally and seasonally whenever possible, and to creating unique, inspired, creative, fun and inviting spaces. (read more)

Opening Hours

First Bake:
Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 10am
Lunch, Dinner, Sushi:
Mon – Wed, 11:00am – 10pm
Thurs, 11:00am – 11pm
Fri, 11:00am – midnight
Sat, 2:00pm – midnight
Sun, 2:00pm – 10pm
Farm Market Brunch:
Sat, 9:00am – 2pm
Sun, 9:00am – 2pm

Environmentally Friendly

The Farm and Founding Farmers are dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that our Founding Farmers flagship location opened as Washington DC's first LEED Gold Certified restaurant, and as the first upscale-casual, full-service LEED Gold restaurant in the country. Our restaurants operate as Certified Green Restaurants through the Green Restaurant Association, and annually we offset our greenhouse gas emissions with the purchase of offset credits through Carbonfund.org. Our Montgomery County, Md. location, is 100% wind powered.

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