Your Guide to Celebrating the Holidays with Us

Each year, our Farmers & Distillers team looks forward to celebrating the holidays with our guests and helping our guests celebrate in their homes. We are delighted to be able to offer expanded holiday offerings to enjoy in our restaurant and at home. Farmers & Distillers and all of our Founding Farmers locations and Farmers Fishers Bakers 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. We invite you to check out all that we have to offer this holiday season.

Thanksgiving

RESERVE OUR TABLES FOR THANKSGIVING

Please join us at Farmers & Distillers and any of our restaurants on Thursday, November 25 between 11am – 8pm for our special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for $42.99. All of your favorites and holiday classics are available.

RESERVE YOUR TABLE as soon as possible to ensure availability.

Check out our Thanksgiving Day menuPlease note that our breakfast, lunch & dinner menus are not available on Thanksgiving Day.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT HOME: FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS

Again this year, we are offering a decadent menu of our delicious scratch-made food to enjoy in the comfort of your home for Thanksgiving dinner and all weekend long. Our special Thanksgiving Weekend at Home menu requires light cooking. We start it in our kitchens so it is ready to be finished at your convenience in yours with our detailed instructions. All 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.

Order By: Friday, November 19 at 12pm, or while supplies last.
Pick Up:
Wednesday, November 24 at chosen pick up time.

HOT, READY-TO-EAT FOR PICK UP & DELIVERY FOR THANKSGIVING

You can order our Thanksgiving prix fixe meal for pick up and delivery (as drivers are available) from Farmers & Distillers and any of our locations directly from us. Check out our Thanksgiving Day menu.

ORDERING OPENS on Thursday, November 18 (or while availability lasts)


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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.

Christmas Eve & Day in Our Restaurants

Farmers & Distillers and all of our restaurants are open on Christmas Eve with our regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. On Christmas Day, we have two expansive and festive holiday buffets. (Our regular breakfast, lunch & dinner menus are NOT available on Christmas.)

 From 9am-12pm, join us for our Christmas Morning Breakfast Buffet.

 From 12pm-8pm, join us for our Christmas Dinner Buffet.

To ensure availability, we recommend making your Christmas Day reservations early and placing your orders as soon as possible.

Our other nearby Founding Farmers restaurants and Farmers Fishers Bakers have similar and varied offerings on Christmas. LEARN MORE.

We will be sharing all of our Christmas Day menus soon.

Christmas Weekend at Home

Make us your new (or recurring) family tradition at home. Enjoy our brunch, lunch, snacks & treats, whole pies, cocktails, and more when ordering our Christmas Weekend at Home.

Pre-ordering begins Wednesday, December 1. Pick up will be available at all of our locations. We will be sharing all of our Christmas menus soon.

Hot, Ready-to-Eat Christmas Meals for Pick Up & Delivery

On Christmas Day, we are open for pick up and delivery (as drivers are available) with several hot, ready-to-eat menu options available, depending on location:

At Farmers & Distillers and all of our restaurants, you can order a special Christmas prix fixe menu from 12pm-8pm for $42.99. At Farmers & Distillers, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers King of Prussia, and Farmers Fishers Bakers, our regular breakfast, lunch & dinner menus are NOT available on Christmas Day.

At Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers, in addition to our special Christmas prix fixe menu for $42.99, you can order from our regular lunch & dinner menu available from 12pm-8pm. Our breakfast menu is NOT available on Christmas.

Pre-ordering for pick up & delivery on Christmas Day begins on Sunday, December 19 directly through our website HERE. We will be sharing our Christmas prix fixe menu soon.


HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

  • Founding Farmers Gift Boxes: 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. Available for nationwide shipping and pick up from our DMV locations. Order Gift Boxes Online
  • Founding Spirits Bottles & Tasting Kit: Make spirits bright with our award-winning spirits. Shipping available to most states. You can also pick up a bottle from our DC and Maryland locations. Order Founding Spirits Online
  • Founding Farmers Chocolate: artisan, handcrafted, no additives or preservatives, smooth & delicious • pick up & delivery.  Order Founding Farmers Chocolate Online
  • The Founding Farmers Cookbook: Gift the secrets behind our farmhouse favorites and traditional American food & drink. The Founding Farmers Cookbook includes more than 100 recipes plus tips & hints from our chefs. Buy Cookbook Online
  • Gift Cards: Give the gift of good food & drink. Our Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards can be used* when dining in our restaurants as well as for pick up and delivery when ordering from our regular menus through our website. *Please note: We currently aren’t able to accept our gift cards for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Weekend at home menus. Our gift cards also don’t work with third party platforms, such as UberEats. Order Gift Cards Online

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Meals in DC

This year, Farmers & Distillers is providing menus for the High Holidays at home, in our restaurant in DC, and some of our other locations (see list below*).

Our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur menus are always thoughtfully sourced and include traditional tastes and some of our guest favorites. Order our house-made Round Challah, Matzo Ball Soup, Tzimmes, Potato Latkes, Apricot Sticky Chicken,  and Slow-Cooked Brisket. We are making delicious desserts like our decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake, Salted Caramel Haroset Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, our Founding Farmers Chocolate, and more. 

Please be aware that we are not able to cook kosher in our kitchens, so our menu selections are not kosher. 


Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur In Our Restaurant in Washignton, DC

Enjoy our special menu of traditional holiday favorites around our tables. Holiday menus available from September 6 to September 16, 2021 in our restaurant in Washington, D.C. or *some of our sister locations: MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers Reston Station, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

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RESERVE YOUR TABLE


Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur at Home – 2 Ways

All of our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur To Go menus are available between September 6th & September 16th at our restaurant in DC and *some of our sister restaurants: MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers Reston Station, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

HEAT & EAT MEALS

Enjoy our traditional holiday favorites family-style at home, created to serve 4 people. Our Heat & Eat menus are started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours with light cooking and reheating instructions. 

Rosh Hashanah Heat & Eat 
Order by: Friday, September 3 at 3pm – Ordering is now closed.
Pick up: Tuesday, September 7, 8am-5pm

Yom Kippur Heat & Eat
Order by: Sunday, September 12 at 3pm – Ordering is now closed.
Pick up: Thursday, September 16, 8am-5pm

You can select your pick up time and location when you order on line. 

READY-TO-EAT MEALS 

Pre-order our ready-to-eat holiday menus for pick up and delivery from September 6 to September 16, 2021.  

VIEW MENUS

ORDER READY-TO-EAT MEALS

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Mother’s Day Weekend at Home

Looking for ways to say “Thank You” to Mom this Mother’s Day? Let us help you wow the moms in your life with scratch-made food (that she doesn’t have to cook), fabulous drinks, AND chocolate.

CELEBRATE MOM WITH OUR BRUNCH AT HOME

Started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours, our Mother’s Day Brunch at Home brings the decadence of our restaurant brunch home with easy step-by-step reheating and light cooking instructions while Mom props up her feet with one of our bottled cocktails, mimosas, or freshly squeezed juices. Packaged for 4 but enough food and drink for more, our menu includes everything from cinnamon rolls to prime rib, french toast to gnocchi, quiche to coconut cake. There are choices for mom and the whole family.

Mother’s Day at Home ordering is now closed.

  • Order by Wednesday, May 5 at 3pm.
  • Pick up is available onFriday, May 7 or Saturday, May 8 at all of our locations.

MELT HER HEART WITH FOUNDING FARMERS CHOCOLATE

Give Mom our handcrafted, artisan chocolates this Mother’s Day. Our Founding Farmers Chocolate Sampler is available on our Brunch at Home menu or check out our full chocolate menu, which you can order online for convenient curbside pick up, or just stop by any of our restaurants to pick up a box or two or three! We have a great selection of chocolate barks in an assortment of percentages and ingredients, plus our Cookie Caramel Bar, Peppermint Crème, Fudge, Peanut Butter Cup, and more. It’s hard to go wrong with really good chocolate.

JOIN US FOR A MOTHER’S DAY MEAL

All of our restaurants are open for Mother’s Day for brunch, late lunch & dinner. If you would prefer to wine and dine mom around our tables, we recommend you make a reservation. All our dining rooms are open at limited capacity, and some of our restaurants have outdoor seating.

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. 

Order Curbside Pick Up:


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.

Order a Gift Box for Your Valentine

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.

Reserve a Table

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 American 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 American 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 American 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.