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Founding Farmers - DC


We believe it is the right of all diners and food lovers to enjoy of a good “meal away from home” that is fulfilling, delicious and honest, made with ingredients from high-quality sources. We strive to source the best products seasonally and regionally whenever possible, and our meals are prepared with the utmost care and attention by our talented chefs and kitchen staff. “Strive” is an important word, because in today’s world and today’s economy, it isn’t always possible to source or buy the ideal products.

The Founding Farmers name represents a combination of ideas: it is a celebration of the land and the American family farmer; it is a nod to the founding fathers of our country, many of whom owned and farmed land that surrounds Washington, D.C.; and it is a place where true, sustainably farmed, grown and harvested American foods are brought to our guests.

The rich history of American cooking tradition is celebrated throughout the menus at Founding Farmers, with a philosophy to promote sustainable agriculture and the ways of the American family farmer at every turn. Each season, new choices reflect the best of what’s available from our sources.  At Founding Farmers, it isn’t always about “local”, or “organic” — sure, when it makes sense, those are great things, but local doesn’t always means the smallest carbon footprint, and “organic” can also refer to broccoli that comes from China. Our mantra is “quality and natural ingredients”: if we find a product we love from a family farmer in California, we buy it; if we find a biodynamic vineyard in Chile, we love buying that wine. And carbon footprint, you ask? We buy carbon offsets to ensure that regardless of the distribution distance, Founding Farmers is walking its talk that the planet matters.

As stewards of the land, family farmers work to protect the soil, the air, the water and biodiversity in addition to producing high-quality, healthy foods. Thus the Founding Farmers philosophy to operate wisely, serve the community and live green is the heart of the American family farmer. - See more at:

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1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
Foggy Bottom
Closest Metro Stop (Rail/Bus):
There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.