Celebrate America with Our Star-Spangled Brunch

Rally up your independent spirit and patriotism and join us for brunch on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of America’s birthday. Yes, we are such rebels, we are doing brunch on a Tuesday!

All of our locations will be offering our award-winning brunch this Independence Day, and MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac will also be serving brunch on Monday, July 3rd.

What better way to celebrate this great land of ours than by enjoying our American classics, which help to support hardworking family farmers, many of which are our owners, investors, and suppliers. At Farmers Restaurant Group, we are working every day to help give our farmers a larger portion of the food dollar all the while providing tasty, scratch-made food for our guests.

Selected as one of DC’s best brunches by Washingtonian Magazine readers and the Washington City Paper, our star-spangled brunch menus vary some by location. Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers have sit down service that includes the ever-popular Chicken & Waffles made breakfast-style with scrambled eggs, and our famous stuffed French toast, benedicts, buttermilk pancakes, poached egg hashes, and our specialty glazed bacons.

Our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch is served at Founding Farmers in Tysons, Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Georgetown Waterfront, and Farmers & Distillers at Mt Vernon Square. This festival of food is hard to beat with traditional breakfast fare such as pancakes and bacon, a butcher’s table, a gardener’s table with luscious salads, and lots of passed decadence from Eggs Benedict to Cracker Crusted Shrimp to our house-made doughnuts.

Looking for a little bang before the fireworks? Our brunch drinks are also notorious. In all of our restaurants, we make craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits and house-made syrups and mixers. From one of the best Bloody Mary’s in town, according to the Washington City Paper, to our Fisher’s Tikis at Farmers Fishers Bakers, to our Whimsical Shared Cocktails at Farmers & Distillers, to our old fashioned scratch sodas, we can usually quench everyone’s thirst. Of course, we also serve our delicious Compass Coffee First Bake Blend designed and roasted especially for our restaurants.

So, come on over for a little revolutionary weekday brunch. If you can, we recommend making a reservation. For specifics on our brunch hours and menus for each location, go to:

Founding Farmers DC

Founding Farmers Tysons

Founding Farmers MoCo

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farmers & Distillers

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June 28th, 2017
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Our Brunch is a Great Way to Celebrate Dad

Join Farmers Restaurant Group this weekend to celebrate dads and all that they do. 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.

Founding Farmers Tysons in Tysons, VA, Farmers Fishers Bakers at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour, and Farmers & Distillers in Mt Vernon Square will be serving our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, which is definitely celebratory fare. We have comforting breakfast favorites for the more traditional brunch lovers, such as buttermilk pancakes and bacon and a butcher’s table with a host of choices for meat lovers. We also have lighter luxuries with a gardener’s table ripe with an array of salads. This buffet brunch includes amazing treats hand-carried by our servers to your table including cracker crusted shrimp, eggs benedict, and house-made doughnuts. The cost of this festival of food ranges slightly from restaurant to restaurant, but is about $30 for adults and half or less for kids.

Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers, in Potomac, MD have a sit-down, a la carte style service that includes traditional breakfast fare made our way, such as French toast using our house-made bread and buttermilk pancakes always made from scratch. Our tasty poached egg hashes are always a crowd pleaser and some undeniable menu favorites are our unforgettable specialty glazed, thick-cut bacons. Seriously, this is the best bacon your dad may ever have. Prices vary by item.

The food isn’t all dad will love. Our delicious Compass Coffee First Bake Blend is designed and roasted especially for our restaurants. If you and your Father’s Day celebrators are feeling particularly festive, our craft made cocktails are available, including one of the best Bloody Mary’s in town, according to Washington City Paper. We also have Whimsical Shared Cocktails at Farmers & Distillers or if you head to Farmers Fishers Bakers, you can try our Fisher’s Tikis.

Finally, if you want your dad to leave with a great gift, our latest restaurant, Farmers & Distillers is also home to our distillery, Founding Spirits, where we handcraft some of our proprietary beverages. Our latest Founding Spirits American Whiskey, our Founding Spirits Vodka, and our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro are all available for sale by the bottle. Also available for purchase: our Founding Farmers Rye Whisky and our Founding Farmers Gin.

So, come join us! Treat dad this Father’s Day to one of the best brunches in town. We recommend making a reservation.

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June 14th, 2017
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Sip to Support Slow Food, All Negroni Week Long

Monday marks the start of Negroni Week, which runs June 5-11, 2017. This annual fundraiser put on by Imbibe magazine and Campari is no small affair. To date, $900K has been raised for charities nationwide.

A classic Negroni is made with gin, a bitter aperitif (such as Campari), sweet vermouth, and finished with an orange twist. Our challenge, led by Beverage Director Jon Arroyo, was to join the celebration with our famous handcrafted flair using our very own proprietary spirits.

Our Negroni Sour is a smooth and creamy mix of amaro, Founding Farmers Gin, Campari, lemon, orange, and egg white. The Negroni Swizzle is a delightful mix of amaro, FF Gin, Campari, cinnamon, and lemon. We will also be serving a restaurant favorite, Buck’s Choice, which combines amaro, FF Gin, and aperol. (And, if you can get to Farmers & Distillers, these cocktails will feature our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro.) Each cocktail is available for $14.

All of these cocktails and more will be available at our DC Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Farmers & Distillers. Come give them a taste. We think you will agree that our takes on the traditional Negroni are worth the trip, even without the added bonus of raising money for a great charity.

This year, we are supporting Slow Food, a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to “prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.”

Slow Food’s mission aligns with all of us at Farmers Restaurant Group, and we will be sharing part of our proceeds with this provocative global movement involving millions of people in 160 nations.

What more do you need to know? Join us next week! Come on down and sip to support Slow Food, all Negroni Week long.

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June 1st, 2017
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Three Days and Five Restaurants Make for Some Very Tasty Brunch Choices This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost here, a holiday that for most marks the start of summer and a time of reverence in honor of our nation’s soldiers. 

Whether you’re joining the national celebrations across the DC area, gathering with family and friends, planting your garden, pulling out your summer whites, or simply enjoying three days off… we hope you will join us for brunch.

Farmers Restaurant Group will be welcoming guests for brunch this holiday weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday, in all five of our restaurants. Voted as a top DC Best Brunch spot by Washingtonian Magazine readers and Washington City Paper’s Best of DC, our brunches are always a bounty of food and drinks we make from scratch primarily using ingredients from family farms across America.

Our brunch menus vary some by location. Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD have a sit-down, a la carte style service that includes our ever-popular Chicken & Waffles made breakfast-style with scrambled eggs, stuffed French toast, benedicts, buttermilk pancakes, poached egg hashes, and our specialty glazed, thick-cut bacons.

Our Farmers Market Brunch buffet is served at Founding Farmers Tysons, Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Georgetown Waterfront, and Farmers & Distillers at Mt Vernon Square. This festival of food is hard to beat with traditional breakfast fare such as buttermilk pancakes and bacon, a butchers table, a gardeners table ripe with luscious salads, and lots of passed decadence from eggs benedict and cracker crusted shrimp to spring rolls and house-made doughnuts.

Our brunch drinks are also fan favorites. In all of our restaurants, we make craft cocktails with our proprietary spirits and house-made syrups and mixers. From one of the best Bloody Mary’s in town, according to Washington City Paper, to our Fisher’s Tikis at Farmers Fishers Bakers, to our Whimsical Shared Cocktails at Farmers & Distillers, to our old fashioned scratch sodas, we can usually quench anyone’s thirst. Of course, we also serve our delicious Compass Coffee First Bake Blend, designed and roasted especially for our restaurants.

There are a lot of reasons to visit one of our farmer-owned restaurants over Memorial Day weekend. If you can, we recommend making a reservation. For specifics on our brunch hours and menus for each location, go to:

Founding Farmers DC

Founding Farmers Tysons

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farmers & Distillers

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May 24th, 2017
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Salud! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Farmers Fishers Bakers: May 5-7, 2017

At Farmers Fishers Bakers, we’ve decided that a single day for Cinco de Mayo is just not enough. This year, we’re taking the whole weekend to celebrate.

Join us at Farmers Fishers Bakers at the Georgetown Waterfront this weekend, May 5-7th.

While we won’t have a mariachi band, we will have something that no other restaurant in town can offer: specialty handcrafted cocktails made by our award-winning Beverage Director Jon Arroyo (pictured here). Sure to please, Jon’s libations promise to bring a little bit of fiesta to your weekend

For the traditionalist, we have the Boiler Maker #44, which is Avión 44 Tequila served neat with a small side of Modelo Especial for $12. If you’re looking for a little sweetness, try our Strawberry-Ginger Blended Margarita made with Avión Silver Tequila, fresh ginger, strawberries, and agave for $12. Or perhaps you need to spice things up a bit. We recommend Señor Arroyo Circa 2010 made with Altos Tequila Añejo, pineapple, thyme, and jalepeño for $12.

Try one. Or, since you have the whole weekend to celebrate with us, try all three and let us know which is your favorite.

As a special treat to kick off the weekend festivities, this Friday, May 5th from 5pm-7pm, come meet brand ambassadors from global spirits and wine industry leader Pernod Ricard to talk tequila and learn about makers Avión and Altos. Plus, they’ll likely come loaded with free swag.

Of course, celebrating doesn’t need to end with cocktails. Join us for a meal too. We will be serving our usual menus. With so many choices, we always have something for everyone. It doesn’t get much more festive than our weekend Farmers Market Brunch. We recommend making a reservation.

So, here’s to a whole weekend of tasty festivity in honor of Mexico’s triumph over France. Salud! Happy Cinco de Mayo.

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May 1st, 2017
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Holidays Around the Farmers’ Table

thanksgivingOur Farmers restaurants are a flurry with culinary creativity, menu preparation, and eager anticipation as in the blink of an eye – the holiday season will be upon us!

Each year our Farmers Restaurant Group teams at Founding Farmers DC, MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, and Farmers Fishers Bakers look forward to ushering in the season by offering our guest’s great food and a festive atmosphere in order to enjoy all their holiday gatherings.

Thanksgiving

Come join us this Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th from 12-8pm, as each restaurant will have a customized prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu this year. Sure, we’ll still feature traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, but our chefs will also feature additional deliciously innovative dishes (such as Honey Pot Fried Chicken with Maple & Brown Butter) to satisfy any craving.

Prices remain the same as last year: Adults $35 | Kids $20.

Check out our prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu below:

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Reserve your table today at one of our Founding Farmers locations or at Farmers Fishers Bakers, and let us do the cooking, serving, and best of all – the clean up, while you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

Winter Holiday Season

We’re excited to announce that Farmers Fishers Bakers and all our Founding Farmers sister restaurants, as well as our newest sister restaurant Farmers & Distillers will be open to welcome you & yours this Holiday season. From Christmas and Hanukah, to New Years and beyond, we are happy to serve as your special dining destination for all your holiday festivities.

Reserve a table today.

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November 1st, 2016
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Farmers & Distillers Coming Fall of 2016!

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Exciting news for Farmers Restaurant Group! We are thrilled to announce that our newest addition to our collection of farmer-owned restaurants, Farmers & Distillers  (600 Massachusetts Avenue), is set to open in November of 2016!

Farmers & Distillers will embody the true enterprising spirit of the original founding father, George Washington.  He experimented with progressive farming techniques at his Mount Vernon estate, and established what became the largest distillery in America at the turn of the 18th century. 

Farmers & Distillers will showcase house-made spirits, as well as Founding Farmers’ proprietary line of Rye Whisky and GinFRG proprietary wines from vineyards in Virginia and New York, and 12 beer taps that will feature only DC, Maryland and Virginia brewed beers.

Every decision of Farmers & Distillers was pulled through the filter of “What would George do?” be it with flavor, plate ware, cooking technique, or design. From Sticky Pork Riblets to Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, the menu truly will have something for everyone. 

See the press release to learn more!

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August 4th, 2016
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Welcome, Virginia Vines Rosé!

 

WineBlogPost_02We are thrilled to announce that we’ve a delicious new wine behind the bar at Farmers Fishers Bakers. Introducing Virginia Vines Rosé.

Handcrafted in Madison, VA our Beverage Director Jon Arroyo worked closely with the talented team of vintners at Early Mountain Vineyards to create Virginia Vines Rosé. A balanced, light, and refreshing rosé, Virginia Vines Rosé is steeped in Virginia tradition as a product of the lush Early Mountain Vineyards landscape. Full of orchards and gardens, their commitment to preserving their bountiful ecosystem is rooted in the correlation between soil, climate, and grape.

We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the winemakers at Early Mountain Vineyards, and celebrate that Vintners are Farmers™. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labor, Virginia Vines Rosé. Which, like all Farmers Restaurant Group’s Proprietary Beverages, can be found behind the bar at Farmers Fishers Bakers and Founding Farmers restaurants.

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July 25th, 2016
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Green Restaurant Association Gives Farmers Fishers Bakers 3-Stars for Sustainability

Our Farmers Fishers Bakers team’s sustainability efforts are paying off!

We’re thrilled to announce that their store has received a renewal of their Green Restaurant Association (GRA) Certification due to the continued success of their sustainability programs!

Internationally recognized as the pioneer of the Green Restaurant movement, GRA operates in 47 states and Canada as the industry’s leading voice; encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. Working closely with restaurants, manufacturers, and distributors the GRA meets these standards everyday as their certification systems affords restaurants the opportunity to become more environmentally sustainable in areas such as energy, water, waste, food, chemicals, disposables, and building.

With sustainability and transparency at the core of what we do as a company, all of our Farmers Restaurant Group restaurants proudly hold GRA certifications and strive annually to remain ongoing members of this prestigious group’s standards certification system.

Congratulations to the entire FFB team for their 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® GreenPoints! Keep up the amazing work.

For further information, we’re happy to share the GRA’s certification process findings as to Farmers Fishers Bakers’ Top 10 Environmental Steps.FarmersFishersBakers_Top10_2016[2]

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July 12th, 2016
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Tiki Me to Farmers Fishers Bakers

FFB_DR_TikiMugs_010_KFOn Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 2pm-4pm, Farmers Fishers Bakers will kick-off the gorgeous spring season with a fun-filled event featuring one-of-a-kind tiki mugs and specialty cocktails!

Each tiki mug has been designed exclusively for Farmers Fishers Bakers, and bonus: attendees will be able to take home a tiki mug of their choice!

Along with a beautiful view of the Potomac River, there will be plenty of delicious small bites to share and cocktails to sample before committing to your favorite tiki drink – and tiki mug!

Getting thirsty? Here’s a list of the tiki cocktails you can look forward to sampling:

TIKI ENLIGHTENMENT

pyrat, sailor jerry, citronage, passion fruit, lime, falernum, angostura

SILENCIO NIGHTS

el silencio mezcal, aperol, cynar, ancho reyes, agave, lime

1703 COCKTAIL

mount gay black, bulliet bourbon, passion fruit, pineapple, lime, coffee syrup

FFB_DR_TikiMugs_006_KFAll 21+ are welcome to head on down to the waterfront and spend the afternoon on our beautiful patio, enjoying all things tiki! Tickets are $35, and include: samples of the cocktails,FFB_DR_TikiMugs_007_KF one complete cocktail + the accompanying mug, and bites + snacks to be shared by all! *NOTE: this event is weather permitting. Should it rain, tickets will be fully refunded and guests will be personally notified of the cancellation. Grab your friends & we’ll see you there! Cheers!

Purchase tickets here!

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April 15th, 2016
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Through The Eyes of The Farmer

Farmers Restaurant group is a collection of restaurants, majority owned by American Family Farmers established on a platform of farm-inspired American food and drink in modern, upscale casual, and eco-friendly settings. FRG 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. FRG works with an ongoing commitment to supporting American family farmers with exceptional culinary and mixology programs, with an eye to providing great service, 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 – 10:30am
Lunch, Dinner, Sushi:
Mon – Wed, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Thurs, 11:00am – 11:00pm
Fri, 11:00am – midnight
Sat, 2:00pm – midnight
Sun, 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Farm Market Brunch:
Sat, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sun, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Environmentally Friendly

Farmers Restaurant Group is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that Farmers Fishers Bakers is LEED Silver Certified as established through the U.S. Green Building Council and is also a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®. See the 68 steps that we took to become a Certified Green Restaurant here. 

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