Order Passover at Home

Enjoy Passover at Home this year with our special menu of traditional tastes. All of our selections are made from scratch in our kitchens, easily finished in yours with light cooking and reheating instructions.

Our Passover at Home menu includes holiday favorites not available in our restaurants: Gefilte Fish, Devil-ish Eggs, Matzo Ball Soup,Whitefish Salad, Apricot Sticky Chicken, Slow-Cooked Brisket, Matzo-Crusted Salmon, Potato Latkes, Tzimmes, Quinoa Tabbouleh, Asparagus,  Sweet Potato Apple Raisin Kugel, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Founding Farmers Chocolate, and more.

Please note: We are not able to cook kosher in our kitchens.

Order online by: Monday, March 22 at 3 pm
Pick up: Friday, March 26 & Saturday, March 27

Guests can pre-order Passover at Home online for convenient contact-free curbside pick up in Washington, DC at Farmers & Distillers, as well as four of our Founding Farmers locations.

Order for Passover at Home 2021 is now closed.

“Our Passover meal is meant for anyone and everyone,” says Dan Simons, one of our Co-Owners. “The message of Passover is both a celebration of liberation and inclusivity, and these are two tenets that feel especially relevant and important after the last year. I was taught that when I see a person in distress – hungry, hurting, sad – I should offer them comfort and care as I would my own family. For Passover 2021, I share this message – let us all practice inclusivity and kindness to all in our community and world. Whether you call it a Seder and read from the Haggadah, or you call it dinner and gather thoughtfully with those you love, or wish to experience new flavors and dishes, it’s still Passover. My team and I are happy to share the table and our food with you.”

Valentine’s Weekend at Home

There are no longer any pick up times available for Valentine’s Dinner & Breakfast at Home. Still need chocolates, roses, cocktails, gift boxes, Brunch at Home, or to schedule a curbside pick up order for Sunday? We’ve got you covered! 

Farmers & Distillers has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day & Weekend. Enjoy a special heat & eat dinner at home, exclusive bottled cocktails, romantic, vintage three-tiered mini cakes, Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries, heat & eat breakfast offerings, long-stemmed red roses, more chocolates, and even gift boxes. 

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Heat & Eat Dinner for Two

There are no longer any pick up times available for Valentine’s Dinner at Home. Still need chocolates, roses, cocktails, gift boxes, or to schedule a curbside pick up order for Sunday? We’ve got you covered! 

Create a very special Valentine’s date night dinner at home. Our culinary and bar teams are working on the perfect take out Valentine’s Weekend experience so you and your special someone can enjoy a romantic four-course dinner in the comfort of your home.  our special Valentine’s dinner for two, includes: four courses with two sides, a rustic white boule or skillet cornbread, dessert, and to add a little romance, two unscented glass votive candles. From signature starters including shrimp ceviche to specially crafted Surf & Turf, Lobster, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes, Center Cut Beef Tenderloin, and more. Your dessert choices include your choice of vintage mini cakes or Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries.

Exclusive Valentine’s Bottled Cocktails

This year, we have two special bottled craft cocktails available for Valentine’s Day, including our Will you be mine? with our Founding Spirits Vodka, raspberry, lime, and ginger plus a Strawberry Negroni with Founding Spirits Dry Gin, dry vermouth, and strawberry infused campari. Of course, you can also order from our signature bottled cocktail menu, wine, bubbles, and beer.

Heat & Eat Breakfast

There are no longer any pick up times available for Valentine’s Breakfast at Home. Our Brunch at Home is still available for pick up on Saturday, Sunday & Monday (President’s Day).

Celebrate your Valentine with breakfast. Order our breakfast favorites, including Cinnamon Rolls, Bakers Bread Pudding French Toast, Mini Quiches, Breakfast Burritos, and more.

All Valentine’s Weekend at Home selections are started in our kitchens, ready to be finished at your convenience in yours. Available for contact-free curbside pick up.

Pick up: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14
Order by: Friday, February 12 at 11am

FOR A LITTLE ADDED ROMANCE, don’t forget to add a dozen long-stemmed red roses for $30.  

Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes

There are no longer any pick up times available for our Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes. Still need chocolates, roses, cocktails, gift boxes, or to schedule a curbside pick up order for Sunday? We’ve got you covered!

This year, we are making romantic, Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes as part of our Valentine’s Dinner for Two that can also be ordered a la carte. Cake choices include: Butternut, Chocolate Mousse, Celebration Confetti, German Chocolate Crunch, Southern Hummingbird. All are available for $15 each.

Founding Farmers Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Our artisan, hand-crafted Founding Farmers Chocolate has already become a guest favorite, both in our restaurants and to go. We have a wide assortment of choices and chocolate percentages available, including our take on a twix bar, peanut butter cups, decadent fudge, almond chocolate bark, fancy french crunch, and Virginia peanut. All are available on our Valentine’s Weekend at Home menu. Perhaps our most romantic choice: our Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries available as your dessert selection with the Valentine’s Dinner for Two or a la carte, a half dozen for $12. Give your beloved a special treat with Founding Farmers Chocolate. 

Valentine’s Gift Boxes

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Gift? We have an assortment of Founding Farmers gift boxes available for pick up, local delivery, and shipping across the US. Choices include Chocolate Lovers, Chocolate & Bubbles, Coffee & Chocolate, Bubbles & Bourbon, and more. Gift boxes feature our Founding Farmers Chocolate, Founding Farmers Friendship Blend Coffee, Founding Spirits, and some other Founding Farmers favorites.

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Join us for Your Valentine’s Meal

All of our restaurants will be open on Valentine’s Day and serving our regular breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Our award-winning bar & beverage team will also be serving up special Valentine’s Day-inspired craft cocktails, featuring DC’s #1 Local Vodka, for our guests to enjoy in our restaurants not just on Valentine’s Day, but all week long. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

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Your Guide to Celebrating the Holidays with Us

Each year, our Farmers Restaurant Group teams look forward to celebrating the holidays with our guests across all of our restaurants and helping our guests celebrate in their homes. This year, we are delighted to be able to offer expanded holiday offerings to enjoy in our restaurants and at home.

We invite you to check out all that we have to offer this holiday season. If you want to learn more about everything we are doing to keep you and our team safe as we serve you, please see our COVID-19 FAQs.

HOLIDAYS AROUND OUR TABLE

All of our restaurant locations will be open EVERYDAY throughout the holidays – from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. See our special holiday hours below. We are continuing to follow the guidance of our local health officials on social distancing, limited capacity, indoor & outdoor dining, and PPE.

Reserve your table today for a holiday meal with your family and/or your pandemic pod. 

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT HOME: FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS

Six of our restaurants are serving our Thanksgiving Weekend at Home across the DMV and in King of Prussia. We have expanded our offerings this year with food for the entire weekend, including breakfast, snacks and sweets, Founding Farmers house-roasted coffee and new chocolate bark, plus beer, wine, and craft cocktails.

To learn more about our Thanksgiving Weekend at Home, check the menus for each of our locations: Founding Farmers Reston Station; Founding Farmers Tysons; MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD; Founding Farmers King of Prussia, Farmers & Distillers, and Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Ordering is now closed for Thanksgiving at Home.

HANUKKAH AT HOME

Enjoy our special hot family meals available to go at select Founding Farmers locations: MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD; Founding Farmers Reston Station, VA; Founding Farmers Tysons, VA; Founding Farmers King of Prussia, PA.

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CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY AT HOME

This year, we are providing an assortment of food and drink for Christmas Eve, Christmas Breakfast, Christmas Day, Christmas dinner, and throughout the Christmas holiday. In addition to Farmers & Distillers, all of our Founding Farmers restaurants and Farmers Fishers Bakers are offering Christmas at Home.

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TO GO & DELIVERY

All of our restaurants will be providing food To Go for pick up and delivery throughout the holiday season. We have a special prix fixe menu available for Christmas Eve & Day, as well as breakfast, lunch & dinner. Pre-ordering begins on December 19th.

CATERING: LET US CATER YOUR HOLIDAY EVENT

We have holiday catering services in DC, VA, MD, and PA. Check out our catering menus to start planning your festivities today.

HOLIDAY GIFTS
  • We have an assortment of gift boxes this year for almost everyone on your list, including packages for breakfast , sweet treat fans, home chefs, and spirit lovers. More details on how to order our gift boxes coming soon.
  • Founding Spirits, our handcrafted, small-batch spirits, are available at Farmers & Distillers, online, and at select Founding Farmers Market & Grocery locations.
  • The Founding Farmers Cookbook is available in all of our restaurants and online.
  • Our Family Farm children’s book is available online and at MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers KOP, and Farmers Fishers Bakers.
  • Gift cards for use at all of our locations are available in our restaurants and online. This year, we have a special offer. Buy a $100 gift card and get a $20 gift card for use at any of our seven restaurant locations.
  • Our Founding Farmers House-Roasted Coffee is available at our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery and in our restaurants.
  • Founding Farmers Chocolate is also available in our restaurants and through our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS:

Thanksgiving. Thursday, November 26.

This year, we are also open for Thanksgiving Day for our special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu from 10am-8pm at:

  • Founding Farmers DC
  • MoCo’s Founding Farmers
  • Founding Farmers Tysons
  • Founding Farmers Reston Station
  • Founding Farmers King of Prussia
  • Farmers & Distillers
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers

Black Friday. Friday, November 27. Brunch/A La Carte Breakfast, all locations. Regular dinner hours to follow:

Hanukkah. Thursday, December 10 – Friday, December 18. Open every day and serving regular menus, all locations. Some of our restaurants are also serving a special menu.

Christmas Eve. Thursday, December 24. Open regular hours and serving regular menus, plus a special plus a special Christmas prix fixe menu. We are only serving guests on our winterized patio and in our igloo.

Christmas Day. Friday, December 25. Open 10am – 8pm serving our lunch/dinner menu plus a special Christmas prix fixe menu. We are only serving guests on our winterized patio and in our igloo.

New Year’s Eve. Thursday, December 31. Open regular hours and serving regular menus, all locations. We are only serving guests on our winterized patio and in our igloo.

New Year’s Day. Friday, January 1. Open 8:30am-2pm and serving brunch/a la carte breakfast, all locations. Regular dinner hours and menus to follow. We are only serving guests on our winterized patio and in our igloo.

Founding Spirits Wins Three Awards

Founding Spirits received three major international distilling awards at the American Distilling Institute’s (ADI) 2018 Craft Spirits Conference: a GOLD medal for our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro, a BRONZE medal for our Founding Spirits Vodka, and ADI’s Best of 2018 win in the Certified Craft Blended Spirit category.

To our restaurant guests, our spirits have become well-known and beloved by many on our drinks menu. We are all thrilled to be recognized beyond our walls for how we have taken our company’s scratch-made mission and craft cocktail wizardry into distilling some very tasty and apparently award-winning spirits. We think this is a pretty big deal for our barely-a-year-old distillery.

Known as The Voice of Craft Distilling, every year the ADI hosts a Judging of Craft Spirits, which includes U.S. and international entries in a range of categories. In addition to being named ADI’s Best of 2018, our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro won GOLD in the Certified Craft Blended Spirit category for an herbal/botanical/spice liqueur; and our Founding Spirits Vodka won BRONZE in the Certified Distilled Spirit vodka category.

Our Founding Spirits team was excited to venture west to Portland, OR to receive these prestigious awards. They had the opportunity to meet and share distilling tales with craft distillers from across the globe. This included a lot of discussions about the latest and greatest in distilling, and of course, a bit of sipping and sampling too.

 The American Distilling Institute is dedicated to running rigorous and professional spirit judging that strives to promote craft distillers and blenders that are producing the finest quality, artisan spirits and to give participating producers valuable, unbiased, third-party feedback on the quality and process of their spirits. Their annual judging program accepts entries in all classes and categories of craft spirits from small, independently owned distillers, blenders, bitters makers, and producers of aperitif and fortified wines. U.S. and international entries are tasted blind and evaluated by expert panels of judges made up of distillers, journalists, bar owners, bartenders, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers. All spirits entered receive written tasting notes and are considered for awards both for the spirit itself and the packaging.

Saying “No” to Plastic Water Bottles Since Day One

Across all of our restaurants – Founding FarmersFarmers Fishers Bakers, and Farmers & Distillers – we say “no” to plastic water bottles. And we’ve been saying no since we first opened our doors back in 2008.  

At Farmers Restaurant Groupeverything matters, including how we serve our water. We have made a commitment to provide all of our guests unlimited, free filtered water, sparkling or still. Just last year alone, across all of our restaurants, we filtered about 400,000 gallons of water, the equivalent of more than three million 16-ounce bottles.  

Why do we do this?  

Watch this video with Co-Owner Dan Simons to learn more about why we don’t buy or sell bottled water. And join us in yet another one of our sustainably-minded practices to do more good and less harm… for the environment, and for your wallet.

 

Do Your Waggle Dance. It’s Honey Bee Day. 

Every year at Farmers & Distillers we celebrate Honey Bee Day, a worldwide holiday started by a group of beekeepers in 2009 to build awareness of the importance of honey bees for the future of the planet and everyone in it.  

Honey bees have been around for millions of years. Not only are they the only insect that produces food for humans – delicious honey – they are also vital pollinators. Honey bees travel to approximately 50-100 flowers during one collection trip, happily pollinating them as they go. This work is necessary to maintain the biodiversity of our food. Without honey bees, we wouldn’t have the variety of food we all know and love. 

At Farmers Restaurant Group, we are always looking for new ways to protect our bees, our food sources, and our planet. This includes supporting research on honey bees at our urban apiary at George Washington University.  And supporting education efforts, such as our partnership with Sweet Virginia, which works to inspire and educate children about honey bees.  

We also love learning about these amazing insects. Did you know that honey bees communicate with each other by dancing? They actually have several different dances. For example, when a worker bee returns to the hive, she (worker bees are all female) dances to tell the other members of the hive she has discovered a food source, and she has another dance to tell where it is. The honey bee dances are called the honey bee waggle.  

This year, to celebrate Honey Bee Day, let’s all do something to honor the magic of the honey bee. Whether that means we buzz around to learn more information about how these amazing insects protect the earth. Or do the honey bee waggle to tell other members of our hives about how the pollination work of bees is essential to our robust food sources. Or support the efforts of other honey bee wagglers, such as groups like Sweet Virginia.  

And, of course, waggle dance yourself on over to one of our restaurants to learn more about what we are doing to support honey bees, and taste some of the delicious fruits of their labor in our food and in our drinks. We have a new honey source we are pretty excited about, Bubba’s Sweet Nectar, and it’s finger-licking, waggle-inspiring good.

With a Name Like Bubba’s Sweet Nectar, They Had Us at Hello

When we first learned about Bubba’s Sweet Nectar and the story behind their honey, we were all individually saying, “show me the honey.” Obviously we are excited about our recent partnership with this central Virginia-based honey company started by two friends who call each other “Bubba.” 

The Bubba crew wowed us with their honey, and we are happy to say we are now using Bubba’s Sweet Nectar in our food and drink. Their clover honey can be found in everything from our Founding Farmers house favorite, Skillet Cornbread, to our Honey Thyme Roasted Spatchcock Chicken to the whipped honey butter we serve with our biscuits to the multigrain bread we bake every day. Clover honey is also used in some of our dressings, sauces, and many of our scratch-made cocktails. For example, clover honey is a crucial ingredient to the tasty Farmers & Distillers Clementine Cooler, which uses Founding Spirits Vodka infused with clementine, Founding Spirits clementine bitters, lime, honey, and maraschino. Even some of our proprietary spirits use honey. We are currently using Bubba’s wildflower honey to sweeten our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro.

Bubba’s Sweet Nectar is 100% pure, raw honey that is not pasteurized, not ultra-filtrated, and doesn’t contain additives or artificial preservatives. They have two varieties: Clover is traditionally the honey most people use and has a light, mild flavor. Sweet clover plants come in a variety of types, are the highest nectar producing plants, and are the most important plants for honey production. Wildflower is a mixed floral honey derived from a wide range of flowers. It is usually a bit richer and tangier than clover honey, depending on the mix of seasonal wildflowers. 

The honey masters at Bubba’s Sweet Nectar are also devoted to the future of honey bees, and our planet, which aligns well with everyone across Farmers Restaurant Group. We are all big fans of honey and the hardworking producers of honey, honey bees. Our urban apiary at George Washington University is one of our most beloved partnerships. We are delighted to expand our hive and bring our guests Bubba’s Sweet Nectar. We hope you will join us in the honey love. 

A Magic Giant Night: Farmers & Distillers Joins Citi Open Kick Off

Last Thursday night, July 27th, Farmers & Distillers joined the Citi Open kick off party at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown DC. The annual tennis tournament opened this year with a celebratory event featuring national recording artist, Magic Giant, recently named as one of the “10 Artists to Know” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Our Chef Jenny Lynch and team members Na Lee and Amy Robinson greeted guests and served Farmers & Distillers menu favorite, Crunchy Ahi Tuna Bites. It was a fun and festive evening. Chef Jenny even got to play groupie with two of the Magic Giant men themselves.

Farmers & Distillers joined other local restaurants, working in partnership with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, to launch the historic DC tournament.

Since 1969, the Citi Open, formerly known as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, has been part of summertime in DC. This year, tennis balls will be flying at the Rock Creek Tennis Center through August 6th. Proceeds from the Citi Open benefit the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, which works to improve the lives of DC area youth, particularly those from lower-income communities, through educational and community-based activities including tennis.

Everything Matters

At Farmers Restaurant Group, every day we are working to build and run green, sustainable restaurants.

As a farmer-owned company, we care about the future of the planet, and we recognize the importance of preserving the land for future generations. This work has always been a priority in all of our restaurants, Founding FarmersFarmers Fishers Bakers, and our latest Farmers & Distillers, as well as our distillery, Founding Spirits. We know living sustainably is also a priority for many of our guests.

For us, whether it is our filtered drinking water, our composting programs, our LEED certifications, or paying close attention to the source of our food, we are always working to do more good and less harm. And still serve our delicious scratch-made food and drink.

As Co-Owner Dan Simons says in the accompanying video, “everything matters.”

 

From Farmers to Furniture Makers, Family Matters

At Farmers Restaurant Group, we are proud of our American heritage and the generations of workers that continue to provide the backbone of our country. From our owners, who are family farmers, to the people who help us create our restaurants, we do our best to honor and support hard-working American families however we can.

At Founding Farmers Tysons, Fishers Farmers Bakers, and Farmers & Distillers we partnered with Beachley Furniture in Hagerstown, MD to custom build some of our furniture. Beginning with professional architectural designs, and even working with some sketches on the back of a napkin, their expert craftsmen were able to cultivate our ideas into reality. Each piece combines comfort, style, and durability into unique and unconventional designs.

Beachley has been in the furniture making business since 1887, that is four generations of dedication to their craft. As you will see in the video below, they are adept at working closely with their clients to design and build custom furniture and millwork. We love the work they do and hope to be able to collaborate with them again in the future.