This past weekend, I met some ladies for lunch at Farmers & Fishers in Georgetown on the waterfront. Right off the bat I was impressed at the array of choices offered for every part of the meal; we were a little chilled from the weather, so before eating we wanted some hot tea to warm us up – the waiter produced an entire tea menu! A rare but appreciated perk for a tea-lover like myself.
The restaurant’s motto is: “Harvesting the Finest In Farmer-Approved Food and Drink.” This means that they source their food from farmers and fisherman that believe in sustainable agriculture. Huh? I know. I kinda had an idea of what that meant, but here’s the definition the restaurant gives:
Sustainable agriculture is a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment, is humane for workers, respects animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer, and supports and enhances rural communities.
Love it. I can get down with that. We ended up sharing the Virginia Cracker Crusted Calamari and the Farmers Hummus with Fresh Griddled Navajo Bread.
OMG you guys. The hummus platter was off the hook. They make their own hummus and bread in-house. The platter came with fresh roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, fresh sliced tomatoes with basil, roasted red peppers and some other delicious spread to accompany the bread and hummus. I swear that could have been my meal right there.
For my entree I ordered the La Quercia Fig Jam Prosciutto, Brie and Blue Cheese Farmhouse Pizza. It was delicious – chewy and so flavorful. It was huge as well – I ended up bringing 3/4 of it home. Although I decided to forego a cocktail that day, their drink menu was no joke. Sadly, we didn’t even get to the mouthwatering dessert menu (did somebody say Fried to Order Doughnut Holes??).