Founding Farmers Wins Environmental Excellence Award

Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in Washington, DC, was today named as one of only two restaurants in The District to receive the Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Award in 2010. The annual awards recognize outstanding businesses and organizations for their environmental … read more

VSAG Partner CarbonFund.org Featured in WSJ

Kudos to CarbonFund for the recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighting the trend of making a positive move to reduce carbon footprints – the yearly amount of carbon dioxide we emit into the environment – for big corporate … read more

Reducing Environmental Impact the VSAG Way…

…and sharing the news and information with the industry is part of the VSAG mission, from inside the restaurants to beyond our clients’ doors to their guests and customers.  Operating in an environmentally friendly way is inherent to successful restaurants … read more

Restaurant Patrons Save Green, Eat Green

Can the promise of a free cupcake or some cold hard cash work better than dire predictions of dying polar bears and rising sea levels at getting people to cut their carbon footprint?  For diners at Farmers & Fishers and … read more

VSAG Cited as Industry Leader in Green Restaurants

Restaurants & Institutions magazine recognizes it, and so do VSAG’s clients – we’re a go-to expert for industry knowledge, experience and insight on how to grow a green restaurant – but more importantly, how to keep one going and use … read more

Green is the New Black for Restaurants: VSAG Leads on Green

VSAG Founder Dan Simons recently assisted some students from George Washington University (he’s an alumnus) in their reporting of the importance of green dining choices in the Nation’s capital.  Where else would they go to uncover the best practices and … read more

VSAG Responds to Washington Post Article on Sustainability

From Dan Simons, VSAG co-Founder, in Response to the December 7, 2009 article by Jane Black that appeared on the front page of The Washington Post:


We’re thankful to Jane Black for bringing such an important topic – sustainable agriculture and what it means to be a green restaurant committed to sustainable business practices – to the front page of The Washington Post. How much more important can this topic get for foodies and restaurateurs? Not much more, but we’re glad that there is focus on a successful business in Washington, DC, that is working to help American family farmers and pushing the envelope on a broad array of topics that go well beyond the superficial, easy topics…. read more

VSAG Client Recognized for Award-Winning Design

VSAG is proud to share that DC’s Greenest Restaurant Founding Farmers has been featured in Hotel Magazine’s annual Gold Key Hospitality Awards as a finalist for the 2009 Casual Dining Restaurant Awards, as one of three international projects (and the only one … read more