Food.Fun.Stuff: Two Sides to Every Story, Here’s Founding Farmers Side

[ 0 ] December 10, 2009 |

There are always two sides to every story…wait, that’s three sides: Your side, the other side and the truth. On Tuesday, we posted about the sustainability controversy involving local restaurant, Founding Farmers. We failed to pick up both sides and are glad we were able to touch base with Founding Farmers to get their side of the story. We want our readers to know the whole story before making an assumption that Founding Farmers isn’t holding true to its word.

For those who missed it, basically the Washington Post was claiming that Founding Farmers “farm to table” meals were not using all sustainable ingredients that it boasts to patrons. Founding Farmers responded back on its website stating it definitely strives for sustainability in all of its food but for practical purposes it sometimes has to change suppliers, farmers, etc. which cannot often be reflected on the menu. The restaurant assures customers, however, that these changes are not whimsical and if a “farmer/supplier isn’t doing what they promise, we’ll make a change”. We knew there had to be another side to this story (*See Founding Farmers statement here). Founding Farmers is the first LEED restaurant and is a certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association. They don’t give those accolades out to just anybody, so Founding Farmers has to be doing something right.

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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