Our Founders

Our Story

We really look forward to you becoming a part of our story!


1994 was a banner year for our founders (Lisa and Zeke). They met, got married and started a business ... all in one year! The business idea sprouted one day while shopping at their local grocery store in Dupont Circle and deciding they were tired of buying "tired" produce ... There were probably many others who felt the same way, right!? They both were in the restaurant business at the time (Lisa as a chef and Zeke in an owner-partnership), and they knew that there was better produce available than what was making it to the grocery stores ... Voila! The birth of Washington's Green Grocer.

Fast forward 25 years and here we are, still as excited and dedicated as day one! WGG's priority and focus has always been to provide excellent quality produce and locally and regionally produced products - as well as stellar customer service to every customer - all while helping to grow, support and encourage sustainable local agriculture ... and to have fun doing all of it!

Over the years, we've attracted a wonderful group of people who work hard to support our mission (and you!). Many of you may only meet a few of us, but we're all working together to make sure that your Washington's Green Grocer experience is a great one. :)