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2021 BKI grantee Black Soil connects farmers and producers from all over Kentucky to urban families and their agricultural roots.

Black Soil: Our Better Nature


Black Soil Kentucky is cultivating an agricultural future in Kentucky that enriches and nurtures both farm and table. By way of an online marketplace and several yearlong events, BSK connects farmers and producers from all over the state with urban families, thus connecting Black Kentuckians with their agricultural roots, and introducing economic opportunities to Black growers.

2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grant recipient From the Heart Catering serves nutritious meals to the Lexington, KY community.

From the Heart Catering, LLC.


With the idea of providing nourishing, healthy, and affordable meals to lower-income families in her community, Angelia Davis started From the Heart three years ago.

In Lexington, KY, restaurant and 2021 BKI grantee Graze at the Woodlands serves down-home cooking with an upscale vibe.

Graze at The Woodlands


Graze has an upscale feel, with down-home, farm-to-fork cooking. Beginning operations out of a 13-seater former post office in 2013, the restaurant has since grown, with a loyal clientele that's forced them into a bigger space.

2021 Black Kitchen Initiative grantee The Black Italian Griglia Cucina makes meals inspired by melding the owners’ heritage.

The Black Italian Griglia Cucina, LLC


The Black Italian redefines what it means to cook with love. Owned by a Black and Italian husband/wife duo and named for their Black Italian daughter, the restaurant makes meals inspired by the melding of their heritage and their love.