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June 11, 2018

Founding Farmers joined the gathering of DC foodies last night at the RAMMYS Awards Gala held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Our team was on hand to mix up some of the city’s favorite cocktails, including our Cucumber Delight featuring our award-winning craft vodka, and celebrate our industry friends.

We also helped spread the word about two timely and important industry causes: the latest sustainability effort we are leading, Our Last Straw, to eliminate the use of plastic straws across the DMV; and banding together with our restaurant-working colleagues to vote no to Initiative #77 and save tips.

It was a big night for DC’s hospitality industry.

Our parent company, Farmers Restaurant Group, was delighted to share the news of our efforts leading the campaign to eliminate single-use plastic straws. We are seeking partners across the local hospitality industry to commit to stop dispensing plastic straws and make the switch to paper or to no straw at all when the beverage doesn’t need it. We are also seeking personal pledges to #StopSucking and brought along our mascot – Eddy, the Turtle – to encourage gala goers to skip the straw and make a pledge for the evening and beyond.

In addition, thanks to the support of Kathy Hollinger, President & CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Founding Farmers and Our Last Straw was not only welcomed at the big event, but she announced that 86-ing plastic straws was starting right now by serving no plastic straws at the gala.