Kiss the Ground
Regenerative Gift Picks
How we shopped regeneratively this year
Wild Pastures Regeneratively Sourced Meat Subscription–grass-fed and finished beef, pasture-raised chicken, and pork to my door from a U.S. Farm in a reused bag that is exchanged with delivery monthly, plus the driver texts when they arrive!
This year I’m gifting my fellow clean skin-care lovers this MOON RŪT grass-fed Tallow Balm, which is called “Super Moon Cream.” All MOON RUT products are handmade by my friend in Connecticut, Briana, who makes clean products using organic, unrefined ingredients in small batches in order to eliminate the use of harmful preservatives and ingredients that are often difficult to pronounce! Most skin care products stocked on the shelves of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even fancy cosmetic stores, are loaded with toxic, carcinogenic, endocrine-disrupting, synthetic materials that are unsafe and do not regenerate our bodies. The goal of Moon Rūt is to offer products that are often difficult to find, but affordable and healthier for our bodies!
Will be gifting my partner a trip to Sovereignty Ranch for us to stay sometime this winter or spring!
Embracing Regenerative Agriculture and Healing the Soils, Buena Vida Coffee represents over hundreds of organic, regenerative coffee producers in Costa Rica and the region. Their focus is to advocate for their needs, collaborating with various organizations, institutions, corporations, coffee shops, hotels, roasters, coffee buyers, and consumers to restructure the value chain. My gift of choice this year!
Director of Development
Rush Creek Reserve by Uplands Cheese. I love supporting this Wisconsin farm and treating family to a special cheese that’s only made in the fall from Uplands Cheese! Produced only in the fall, as the diet of our cows begins to change from summer pasture to the winter’s dry hay. This rich milk is perfect for a cheese like Rush Creek, so soft and decadent that it’s often referred to as savory custard. Each cheese is wrapped in spruce bark, which gives shape to the cheese and imparts a subtle woodsy flavor.
I will gift myself and my loved ones the pleasure of a walk or hike in the mountains. Is there anything more regenerative than unplugging and spending time in nature with the people you love? Plus, it’s free.
MaRkETING & COMMUNICATIONS Director
This holiday season my choice for thoughtful gifting is the offering of Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed products. Following my recent visit to their farm, where I was immersed in a world of hope, regeneration, and environmental stewardship, I discovered a gift that brings an immediate joyous smile when shared with family and friends. The experience of receiving the gift of good food is unparalleled, and giving the gift of a regenerative product is not only a delight for the recipient but also a meaningful contribution to the farmers and the Earth.
And now, through December 31st, Kiss the Ground readers can shop them for 15% off with the Code KTG15 entered at checkout!
Director of Content Production & Marketing Operations
Dry Storage flour or gift boxes. Dry Storage grain is sourced from farmers dedicated to sustainable practices of the highest caliber. Each variety of grain they mill into flour seeks to tell the story of a place and time, bringing a much needed perspective to such a simple ingredient. Grown and milled in CO, Dry Storage flour is perfect for your friends & family who love to bake!
I’ll be supporting my local Maker’s Markets during the holidays! The artists and craftspeople always have unique, handmade gifts like wool yarn and beanies, wood cutting boards, goat milk soaps, and marmalades. If they don’t have a specific gift I am looking for, I will search for it on etsy – opt for handcrafted goods over Amazon! I also forage flowers from around my neighborhood and use them to decorate presents.
Flamingo Estate’s The Cook’s Kitchen Gift Set. The set includes Flamingo Estate’s Cookbook, “Fridays from the Garden,” and their pantry staples Persimmon Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I’ve always been a fan of their products, and received this as a belated birthday present over the weekend. I’m looking forward to trying out these delicious recipes during the holiday season and will be purchasing a set for my parents. A portion of the proceeds supports Farmer’s Footprint.
Jasper Hill Farm makes amazing cheeses–they have even won Best of Show multiple times at the American Cheese Society Awards. Their delicious cheese is produced regeneratively, and they do not only give back to the Earth–they have also revitalized their community and pumped millions of dollars back to rural Vermont. This makes a very special gift!
I love to cook and bake, so homemade treats are a favorite gift to give (and receive)! This year I’m planning on homemade compound butters using regenerative cream and herbs from the garden, and cookie boxes featuring some family recipes passed down from my grandmother.
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As a gin drinker, I’ve been on the hunt here in Orlando for a bottle of Farm House Gin, the first ROC-certified gin from a women-owned spirits company!