Fork to Farm

Our Fork to Farm partnerships aim to change the way society eats in order to accelerate producer adoption of regenerative agriculture. Working at the ranch, in our community and region, and across the United States, we seek to catalyze a regenerative food movement that supports farmers and ranchers.

Photo Credit: William Milliot

Regenerative Food Movement

We work in our local community and throughout the United States to engage and educate people about the importance of using agriculture to restore the health of people and the planet. We believe that a strong food movement can give producers the market confidence they need  to change practices on the ground. Together with partners, we build robust demand for authentic grassfed products and align agricultural support systems with regenerative outcomes.

We learn from running our grassfed beef business about production bottlenecks for producers, the challenge of finding certified animals to grow our herd, aggregation opportunities for finishing cattle, mission-aligned slaughter and butchery facilities, and profitable markets. We test opportunities to rally consumer demand for authentic grassfed and regenerative products. We use every pound of meat we produce to help us achieve our mission.

News and Resources

  • News,Resource
    10/30/2020
    BAR-C: Breaking the Bottleneck
    As beef harvesting goes, California lacks enough USDA certified processing facilities...
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  • Article,Resource
    10/30/2020
    Groundwork - A Pilot Virtual Summer Learning Opportunity
    Earlier this year as COVID-19 grew from a concern into a...
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  • News
    10/30/2020
    Local Food Security: Coops, Veggies, and Meat
    A large part of what we do at TomKat Ranch is...
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  • Kat Taylor Forbes Features Video
    Article
    10/27/2020
    Kat Taylor - A Forbes FEATURES Online Video
    Kat Taylor using capitalism’s toolbox to fight systemic racism, environmental destruction...
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  • Study
    09/30/2020
    What We're Reading - Point Blue Issue Brief:...
    Point Blue Methane Brief and Carbon Footprint Study of White Oak...
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  • News
    09/30/2020
    Growing the Table - Shifting Demand Towards a...
    During this crisis, a number of ‘farm to family’ programs have...
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  • Stemple Creek’s Petaluma Market meat department
    Article
    09/30/2020
    Regenerative Ranching Circle NORCAL - Start of...
    Even though the regenerative ranching community in California is small and...
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  • Article,Resource
    09/17/2020
    A Regenerative Food System Can Only Be Realized...
    A Regenerative Food System Can Only Be Realized When There is...
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  • News
    05/01/2020
    Resilience & Regenerative Ag in the Time of...
    At TomKat Ranch, we have the immense privilege of operating as...
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  • News
    04/29/2020
    California Healthy Soils Initiative - Grant Applications Now...
    Calling all California farmers and ranchers! Healthy Soils Grant Program applications...
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  • Elk Glade Ranch
    Article
    04/28/2020
    Elk Glade Ranch demonstrates myriad ways to benefit...
    Elk Glade Ranch demonstrates that there are myriad ways to benefit...
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  • News
    02/26/2020
    Goat Herd as Ecosystem Reclamation Tool - Profile...
    <  Back to All FacebookTwitter Fork...
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  • News
    02/26/2020
    EcoFarm 2020
    This past January, the Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) held its...
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  • News
    02/12/2020
    2020 Regenerative Ranching Internship - Apply Now Through...
    We are accepting applications for TomKat Ranch Regenerative Ranching 2020 Summer...
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  • Article
    01/24/2020
    Using Regenerative Practices to Create Meaningful Opportunities
    As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this...
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  • News
    01/24/2020
    A Win for California Healthy School Food
    The recent release of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-21 budget...
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  • News
    01/24/2020
    Dear LeftCoast GrassFed Customers
    Dear Friends and Customers, due to a renewed focus on getting...
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  • Article
    12/17/2019
    Aspiring to Regeneration - A Thank You to...
    Aspiring to Regeneration - A Thank You to Skeptics from our...
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  • There is a growing urgency to understand and address how the food we serve in public schools impacts the personal health of students, the performance and resilience of communities, and the well-being and sustainability of our environment.
    News
    12/17/2019
    California Food for California Kids
    There is a growing urgency to understand and address how the...
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  • Resource
    12/16/2019
    Monitoring The Multiple Benefits Of Regenerative Ranching
    Rangelands are an essential part of the health and integrity of...
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  • Article
    12/16/2019
    The Re-Generation: An Apprentice’s Perspective on the Promise...
    I struggled to write this piece for the newsletter. Not because...
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  • Resource
    10/29/2019
    Profiles In Land and Management - Parker Pastures
    As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this...
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  • Article
    10/29/2019
    Celebrating our Coastal Fibershed
    A day of regenerative agriculture education for food and fiber.
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  • News
    09/30/2019
    Gathering of Women in Culinary
    Chefs play a vital role in our food systems. They are...
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  • Resource
    09/30/2019
    Profiles In Land and Management - Lowry Ranch
    As part of our Profiles in Land and Management series, this...
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  • Resource
    08/28/2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Sieben Live...
    Profiles in Land and Management Series this month - Sieben Live...
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  • News
    07/30/2019
    Where Are They Now - Leyla Curry
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Leyla Curry
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  • Article
    07/30/2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Pueblo of...
    This month our Profiles in Land and Management Series explores regenerative...
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  • News
    06/28/2019
    Where Are They Now - Anna Brown
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Anna Brown
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  • Article
    06/21/2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Flying Diamond...
    This month we are excited to re-share our profile of Flying...
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  • Article
    05/29/2019
    Grassfed Alliance: Coming Together to Promote Authentic Grassfed
    For years, TomKat Ranch has proudly marketed our grassfed beef under...
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  • Article
    05/29/2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Grupo La...
    This month we are sharing our profile of the Grupo La...
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  • News
    05/29/2019
    Kat Taylor co-hosted a Healthy School Food Policy...
    With school food at the forefront of our healthcare issues, limited...
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  • Article
    04/24/2019
    Profiles in Land and Management - Lonetree Ranch
    Over the last year, TomKat Ranch has traveled around the American...
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  • Article
    03/16/2019
    What We're Reading - March 2019
    Regenerative Agriculture Initiative at California State University, ChicoThis month we enjoyed...
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  • News
    03/15/2019
    EcoFarm 2019 - Recap
    Kathy Webster has been attending the EcoFarm conference for more than...
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  • News
    02/13/2019
    Where are they now - Walker Kehrer
    A question and answer session with our former intern, Walker Kehrer.
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  • Article
    02/13/2019
    Sustainable Butchery Workshop
    Back in May, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Adam...
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  • News
    02/13/2019
    Cocina Familiar Update
    Living in an area of San Mateo County, rich in agriculture,...
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  • Resource
    02/13/2019
    What We're Reading - The Soil Will Save...
    Kristin’s Ohlson’s The Soil Will Save Us offers hope in the face of...
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  • Resource
    02/12/2019
    What We Are Reading - Kiss the Ground
    During my summer as a Regenerative Ranching Intern at TomKat Ranch,...
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  • Resource
    06/15/2018
    What We Are Reading - Politics of Scale
    Rangelands are unforested and uncultivated land on which grazing is the...
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  • Study
    06/05/2018
    Fungal Inoculant Project - Update
    I am sure you have been holding your breath waiting to...
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Photo Credit: William Milliot