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, 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.

All orders must be placed by Monday, November 23rd at 3 pm for pick up on Wednesday, November 25th.

Order Thanksgiving at home from Farmers & Distillers.

Order Thanksgiving at home from Founding Farmers.

Order Thanksgiving at home from Farmers Fishers Bakers.

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.

Menus and ordering instructions coming soon.

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, four of our Founding Farmers restaurants – Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, MoCo’s Founding Farmers, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia – are offering Christmas at Home, as well as Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Menus and ordering instructions coming soon.

TO GO & DELIVERY

All of our restaurants will be providing food To Go for pick up and delivery throughout the holiday season.

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 breakfast from 8-11am followed by our special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu from 11am-8pm.

Menus will be coming soon.

  • 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, which will be available soon.

Christmas Eve. Thursday, December 24. Open regular hours and serving regular menus, all locations.

Christmas Day. Friday, December 25. Open for breakfast, 8-11am; open from 11am-serving our regular menus.

New Year’s Eve. Thursday, December 31. Open regular hours and serving regular menus, all locations.

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.

Cherry Picking Spring’s Biggest Celebration at Farmers & Distillers

Each spring, a jubilee of pink blossoms abound in DC bringing visitors from near and far to celebrate our nation’s beautiful Cherry Blossoms. We are delighted to share in the springtime spirit with a special cocktail and not one, but two, desserts to mark the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Farmers & Distillers is partnering with the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) Cherry Picks program to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with special food and drink offerings for diners across our region.

From March 20th through April 12th, we will be showcasing our Cherry Blossom-themed picks the best way we know how – by serving up our scratch-made food and drink for guests to enjoy after working up a thirst (and appetite) touring the beautiful Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin and our national monuments. 

Come in and sip on our Gin Blossom handcrafted cocktail, made with the newest spirit in our distilling collection, Founding Spirits Dry Gin, as well as lime, cinnamon, mint, and of course, finished with fresh cherries. We’re also serving two tasty desserts to celebrate our nation’s Cherry Blossoms. Our freshly made, hand-filled Cherry Blossom Donut and our delicious Cherry Chocolate Fudge Sundae, made with our house-churned cherry chocolate chip and vanilla ice creams. These desserts are worth every decadent bite, we promise.  

The National Cherry Blossom Festival marks the beginning of spring in our nation’s capital with specially created programs to promote arts and culture and to celebrate the natural beauty that surrounds us. These programs are designed to educate and inspire not only during the festival, but all year long.

Join us for the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s RAMW Cherry Picks program to discover what our team has cooking. Stay for the Gin Blossom cocktail and a great meal finished off with both of our desserts. We recommend making a reservation.

We’re Ready for National Margarita Day, Are You?

Invite some friends, make a reservation, and join us this February 22nd as we celebrate National Margarita Day.

We’re all in to celebrate this classic. We love margaritas at Farmers & Distillers so much, we feature them on our drink menu all year.

At the top of your list to try is our very own Mike V’s favorite, The Margarita 2019. Our love letter to the classic, ours is made with 100% agave tequila, cointreau, citrus, and egg white. We also have our Strawberry Ginger Margarita with blanco tequila, Patrón Citrónge, lime, strawberry, ginger juice, and mint. Our La Paloma will be made just for you to enjoy with tequila, grapefruit, lime, agave, and mezcal. Want to spice it up? Order our Spicy-Style La Paloma finished with our house-made chipotle syrup. And our signature The Clementine is a crowd-pleasing blend of clementine & chili-infused reposado tequila, bénédictine, maraschino, lime, cold-pressed pineapple, and agave.

Stay to eat and pair your margaritas with our scratch-made Chips & Dips, served with scratch-made guacamole, salsa, and pimento cheese, our signature FF Garlic Black Pepper Wings or FF Glazed Bacon Lollis, or any of our delicious burgers, sandwiches, and more.

See you February 22nd to get your margarita on!

Great Food Delivered & Catered for Football’s Biggest Matchup

Kick-off is almost here. Are you ready for the big game? And, perhaps more importantly, what will you be eating while watching football’s biggest matchup? Whether you are cheering for the 49ers or the Chiefs, or just in it for game-day ads and the legendary halftime show, it’s a long game, and you are going to get really hungry.

Call on Farmers & Distillers for all your game day needs. We have a great selection of scratch-made deliciousness to power you through. Our full menu is available for delivery after 2pm on game day and can be ordered in advance through DoorDashCaviar and Uber Eats are also delivering for Farmers & Distillers.

We also provide full-service, food and beverage catering if you want to sit back and leave the preparation, delivery, and serving to us. Or swing by Farmers & Distillers, right in downtown DC’s convenient Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, and pick up our food to go. An added bonus to picking up your food to go… You can also grab a bottle of one of our award-winning Founding Spirits to enjoy with your food.

Whatever your game day food and drink needs, Farmers & Distillers has you covered. Check out our lunch & dinner menu favorites like our famous glazed chicken wings and bacon lollis, ahi tuna bites, beer can chicken, tasty fried rice, or what we think are the best burgers in town, including the popular, plant-based Impossible burger.

Let us help you enjoy the football game we’ve all been waiting for all season.

Fighting for a Great Cause

Our Farmers & Distillers team were thrilled to join the 16th Annual Capital Food Fight last night at The Anthem at DC’s popular Wharf Street complex. 

Capital Food Fight is a true DC-centric industry event presented by DC Central Kitchen and hosted by renowned Chef, Event Founder & Chair, José Andrés. Celebrity chefs, Carla Hall and Spike Mendelsohn, emceed along with DC’s popular radio personalities, Tommy McFly and Kelli Collis, of The Tommy Show

Farmers & Distillers and Founding Spirits were featured during the evening’s festivities. José Andrés brought our Founding Spirits American Whiskey onstage for a spirited taste and toast with two of our Washington Nationals hometown heroes, Ryan Zimmerman and Dave Martinez, fresh off their World Series win. We provided tastings of our award-winning spirits, including DC’s #1 Vodka. The evening’s auction included a donated dinner for four at Farmers & Distillers and a private Tour & Tasting at our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits. We also served up our signature, plant-based IMPOSSIBLE Chorizo Taco with Pumpkin Pico de Gallo and Habanero-Green Tomato Salsa. 

Other food for the event came courtesy of the district’s best culinary teams from over 80 local restaurants. Four top DC chefs – Marcelle Afram/Bluejacket, Kyoo Eom/Dirty Habit, Adam Greenberg/Coconut Club, and Johanna Hellrigl/Doi Moi – went head-to-head in an all-or-nothing battle for charity. Marcelle Afram took home the top prize, which was awarded by some of the culinary world’s top players: Tom Colicchio, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. The panel of judges for the main event was rounded out by Ryan Zimmerman.  

Raising over $815,000 for DC Central Kitchen, this year’s Capital Food Fight will contribute to helping this DC nonprofit in their mission to combat hunger and poverty, every day. Through hands-on culinary job training & job creation, and outreach programs, such as serving scratch-made meals to DC schoolchildren, delivering fresh and affordable produce to local stores where residents don’t have access to supermarkets, and operating an on-site, fast-casual cafe, DC Central Kitchen is a shining star in our nation’s capital.

In addition to supporting Capital Food Fight year after year, Farmers Restaurant Group provides ongoing support to DC Central Kitchen. Co-owner Dan Simons teaches a quarterly class on personal productivity within their culinary job training program. We regularly support their graduates as interns in our kitchens, some of whom we’ve hired to work for us. Our company truck, which transports supplies directly to our restaurants from farms in the Midwest, also brings food for DC Central Kitchen’s community meals program, providing 5,000 healthy meals to those in need at our local area shelters, after-school programs, and rehabilitation centers, every day. 

*Our team, featuring chefs Richard Torres & Eric Ruiz, and marketing team members, Julie Sharkey, Emily Hough & Lexi Young, showed up to fight the good fight.

A Time to Serve Our Veterans

Every Veterans Day, like many of our national holidays, we serve our brunch, along with our lunch/dinner menu, across all of our restaurants – Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Farmers & Distillers.

What is different about Veterans Day, however, is that we offer a 50% discount for active duty and retired military personnel, which applies to our veterans plus one guest on Monday, November 11th. Bring your valid ID or wear your uniform and your brunch, lunch, or dinner is 50% off our regular price.

We offer our utmost appreciation and respect for our military and hope you will come on over to one of our restaurants and let us serve you. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.

Celebrating the Shiny New Apple Store with Decadent Apple Donuts

This Saturday, May 11th, marks the opening of DC’s long awaited, flagship Apple store at the historic Carnegie Library, located just blocks from Farmers & Distillers. 

Great news for locals and tourists alike, the shiny new Apple store, named the Apple Carnegie Library, is the result of a two-year restoration of our DC landmark – the Carnegie Library – creating a reimagined, modern center for learning. In addition to continuing to provide the innovative products and services that would make Apple founder and legend Steve Jobs proud, our new Apple store was designed as a space “where everyone is welcome.” In addition to a built-in DC History Center, the Apple Carnegie Library will host ongoing exhibits and programs designed to inspire and educate, including a StoryMakers Festival beginning on May 18th where local artists, photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, musicians, and more will be on hand to share their craft. The Apple Carnegie Library schedules will change daily.

A five-minute walk (or less) to Farmers & Distillers, we are welcoming our new Apple store to the neighborhood with a very special F&D Apple Donut. Inspired to celebrate all things Apple and the historic grandeur of the Carnegie Library, Chef Joe and our Pastry Chef, Chandler Raffa, crafted a decadent donut with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice. Maple-glazed on the outside, with a hit of red-hot cinnamon apple cream on the inside, we think it is the perfect way to welcome our new Apple friends and customers.

And the best part? Our Farmers & Distillers Apple donuts are FREE for Apple store shoppers!

So, if you have plans to check out the new Apple store anytime between Saturday, May 11th through Sunday, May 19th, walk the few blocks over to Farmers & Distillers, show us your Apple Carnegie Library receipt, and get our red-hot Apple Donut for free.

We’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or our decadent Farmers Market Buffet Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

Great Food Delivered for the 53rd Annual Super Bowl

Kick-off is almost here. Are you ready for Super Bowl LIII? And maybe even more importantly, what will you be eating while watching football’s biggest matchup play out? Whether you are a New England Patriots fan, cheering on the Los Angeles Rams, or even if you are just in it for game day ads or the legendary halftime show, it’s a long game, and you are going to get really hungry.

Call on Farmers & Distillers for all your game day needs. We have a big selection of options to provide our scratch-made deliciousness to power you through the Super Bowl.

Our full menu is available for delivery through Door Dash and Caviar. We also provide full-service, food and beverage catering if you want to sit back and leave the preparation, delivery, and serving to us. Or swing by Farmers & Distillers, right in downtown DC’s convenient Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, and pick up our food to go. An added bonus to picking up your food to go? You can also grab a bottle of one of our award-winning Founding Spirits to enjoy with your food.

Whatever your game day food and drink needs, Farmers & Distillers has you covered. Check out our menu choices including football-watching favorites like our famous glazed chicken wings and bacon lollis, ahi tuna bites, beer can chicken, or what we think are the best burgers in town, including the tasty, meat-free Impossible burger.

Let us help you enjoy the football game we’ve all been waiting for all season.

Chefs Reel in a Day of Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

Chefs and team members from across our company, Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG), spent Monday fishing on the Chesapeake Bay participating in the 7th Annual Congressional Seafood’s FINvitational. Among our team members, led by Vicki Griffith, FRG’s Vice President for Quality Assurance & Purchasing, was our very own Farmers & Distillers Chef Richard Torres.

Team FRG brought home the 3rd place trophy thanks to Chef Oscar Rivera from our sibling restaurant, Founding Farmers DC, who reeled in the 31-inch award-winning Chesapeake Bay Rockfish.

The purpose of this field trip was to get to know some of our fisherman, our primary supplier and host for the day, Congressional Seafood Co, as well as learn the ins and outs of fresh fish and seafood. We also wanted to get better acquainted with our local waterways. The team met many local vendors and organizations working to educate our communities about the bay and its preservation.

Get a Taste of Our Award-Winning Bloody Mary at Farmers & Distillers

Our Founding Spirits team spent the weekend at the Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival giving out tastes of our spirits and serving the award-winning Bloody Mary we make every day at Farmers & Distillers.

The running commentary of festivalgoers was consistent: this is the best Bloody Mary in town. Voted as DC’s Best by Washington City Paper readers, our Bloody Mary is made with our award-winning craft Founding Spirits Vodka and infused with fresh pepper.

We think they are really not to be missed.

A favorite, of course, at our weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, our Bloody Mary is a continual crowd pleaser wherever and whenever they are served. It is available at Farmers & Distillers, and if you can’t get there, stop by one of our sibling restaurants, Founding Farmers or Farmers Fishers Bakers, for a taste. We are certain you won’t regret it.