founding farmers review

Founding Farmers: From Farm to Your Table

Founding Farmers Review
Traveling and being gluten free can be hard on anyone. I’ve been lucky in recent years that it’s getting easier everywhere I go. When we were in Washington DC a few months ago that wasn’t a problem at all. We stayed at a small historic, boutique motel in the Foggy Bottom District surrounded by restaurants and shopping.

Hi Becky, I did have a great weekend, thanks for asking! I’m glad you were able to get some much needed relaxation. I just wanted to start off by saying that I really appreciate you coming to me about your issues with the vehicle before posting about it. What I’d like to accomplish in this email is to somewhat explain the reasons and give you a bit more about the vehicle to hopefully shed some light on why the car is the way it is. Most of our audience that we’re targeting are for money savers and budget savvy people (more so than the teenager/young drivers). When I was first introduced to the car, a family of four was kind enough to give us lengthy review about their purchase of the Mirage after having it for a few months, taking it on 2 long road trips, and visiting the dealership for the day in the midst of running errands with the family. They were incredibly ecstatic with their purchase as the vehicle fit their tight budget, saved them even more on gas that they had anticipated, gave the parents the peace of mind knowing that they would have no issues with safety or breakdowns in the brand new car due to the amazing warranties that are included (, and fit their family comfortably as their tallest son had been uncomfortable in their previous car. But their favorite part about their purchase was that it was a brand new car for that price. It is currently the most affordable subcompact car in America (around $12,995). And at that price, even comes with automatic features and a push to start button standard, as well as many years of warranties and roadside assistance. It also comes with a smaller engine due to the size of the vehicle (which is causing the high rpm’s). But because it is a 3 cylinder engine, it gives the car a great power to weight ratio. I wanted you to do the review on the car so that your audience would be able to see that it is possible to have a brand new car, save even more money on gas, and be extremely safe on the road with Mitsubishi’s amazing warranties - all when money is tight. Also, I wanted to see how your initial walk around of the car was when our representative dropped it off. There are so many positive feature that I fear were never explained to you. I too was very skeptical of the car when I was first introduced. But after test driving and finding out all of the safety features and price of the car, I’m a Mirage fan! I personally think it’s an amazing vehicle.

On our first day in the area we took a quick walk past Founding Farmers. The menu, the food, the atmosphere – it was what we wanted. The only problem? The line to get in was ridiculous. So we put a pin in it, and thought we’d try again the next day.

It appears we weren’t the only ones with the idea, Founding Farmers is a high demand place. The wait time to get a table is at least two hours (or at least was when we were there.) So we opted to call and make dinner reservations for us and a local friend – the options were 10 am, or 10 pm. Getting into Founding Farmers might be the hardest and worst part about the whole experience. We chose the 10 pm slot and figured we’d go for dessert.

Inside the space you’re greeted with a warm and pleasant interior. The concept of the restaurant is simple and well appreciated: Farm to table, fresh ingredients that are locally sourced. They want to bring attention to the farmers that provide our food, the culture of farm to table as well as the feeling of being on the farm while you’re in their space. This from the food to the interior design and even to the table ware used. But when they were building their new space they kept that in mind.

The locally sourced idea is spread to their design by the interior achieving LEED Gold certification. They take the eco-friendly to the restaurant operations and beyond in their meal prep. One thing I really appreciated was the use of real glass for serving meals as well as drinks. You can find country style silverware, plates and wood boards being used to plate to help further the green idea as well as the country or farm feel.

Founding Farmers Cookbook

As for the food? Everything we had was delicious. From homemade soda mixes, chocolate mousse and a burger and risotto. The portion sizes are more than you’d expect, even at the higher cost. The chocolate mousse is suppose to be a shared dessert, although the menu does not state that! But for the price, and fresh, chemical and additive free food – it was well worth the cost.

Founding Farmers isn’t just the eco trend restaurant, they are responding to an overwhelming need and want for fresh and local food. And let’s not forget that the meals aren’t weird science experiment sounding dishes. Instead you’ll find meals you’re familiar with, the classic comfort food we grew up with and some that our more mature palates crave.

And did I mention gluten free? Their menu does not scream gluten free when you initially look at it. But since they’re making fresh food, you can order a dish and have it made how you need. The serving staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free meals and they even had a list of dishes that I could have and what changes needed to be made.

Founding Farmers Cook Book

To further their goal, and to bring the fresh is best idea home with their diners, Founding Farmers has released a cook book! Not only does it have some of their more popular dishes, but items not on the menu. They’ve gone back to the farm, and pulled out their favorite dishes and how to prepare them. There are ideas on how to be more green in the cookbook, as well as more about Founding Farmers and their mission. One of my favorite sections of the cook book so far – the homemade drink syrup recipes. They have been added to our rotation for making our own drinks, and cutting out some of the chemicals we’d like to avoid.

More information on Founding Farmers and their cook book can be found on their website 

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