Connecting restaurants and customers to their regional farmers through a farmer training scholarship fund.
The Kiss the Ground Farmland Program funds training and soil testing (years 1 and 3 of the program) that supports farmers and ranchers in transitioning landscapes and adopting management practices aligned with the principles of regenerative agriculture. Advancing practices like no-till, cover cropping, and adaptive managed grazing, the program provides scholarships to producers, free soil testing, and field consulting. The program is funded by a combination of corporate and individual donations, grants, and collaborations between local farms and restaurants. Restaurants participating are sourcing one menu item from farmers and ranchers in the program and are donating $2 from every select menu item sold or a percentage of sales from special events.
Our Restaurant Partners
Our Corporate Partners
Farmers & Ranchers
The Kiss the Ground Farmland Program funds training, soil testing (years 1 and 3 of the program), and consulting time for producers. Our first round of scholarships for the year will be awarded by June 30, 2019. Scholarship application submissions for any U.S. producer are accepted at any time, and will close and be awarded in September 2019.
Restaurants & Chefs
Restaurants have become the epicenter of our food culture, where chefs have the opportunity to lead a new generation of conscious customers. This program connects restaurants and their customers to farmers and the landscapes they tend through the experience of dining out. Participating restaurants will help Kiss the Ground support farmer education and soil health monitoring by raising funds for a scholarship program through the sale of these highlighted menu items. We support our chef’s by helping them bring ingredients into their kitchens that directly benefit soil health on the farm. We also help them tell the story of how the ingredients were produced, who produced them and what the impact of the production is on our ecosystem.
Fund a Farmer
‘Fund a Farmer’ with a one-time donation of $5,500. Our Farmland Program provides scholarships for producers to attend trainings and provides the technical support needed for them to successfully transition to soil focused regenerative agricultural management practices. Our cost to support one producer through training, consulting, and soil testing is $5,500.