Media Alert: Little Sesame Launches Second Annual Little Seedlings Initiative

Contact: Maddy Beckwith
(202) 302-0375


Little Sesame and National Young Farmers Coalition
Come Together to Support Local Farmers


Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2020) At Little Sesame, we are committed to building meals with the highest quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. The ingredients we choose don’t just make delicious food, they support farmers doing things the right way.

While there is an unprecedented loss of farmers across America, there is also a movement of young farmers who are disrupting the old way of doing business by growing food in ways that improve the soil, land and water. These renegade farmers are investing in the future of our planet. In support of this type of regenerative agriculture, Little Sesame is excited to announce the second annual Little Seedlings Initiative and our pledge to invest $10,000 directly into local farms. The Little Seedlings Application is now open to farmers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Farmers today face such an uphill battle, but they are our best tools in the fight against climate change. “We want to invest directly in farmers stewarding the planet,” say’s Nick Wiseman, co-founder of Little Sesame. “We’ve heard time after time that access to capital is one of the most difficult challenges facing farmers. And we believe that by making non-recourse investments, we can help unleash their great potential.

Together we can sow the seeds for a healthier planet.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
Funding Date: May 1, 2020
How to Apply: Applications can be submitted online via

Social Media hashtag: #littleseedlings



About Little Sesame: Little Sesame is a Washington, D.C. based, Middle Eastern fast-casual destination offering thoughtfully-sourced hummus bowls and pita sandwiches, along with seasonal mezze and salatim. Little Sesame currently operates two shops, with plans to add three additional locations in the D.C. metro area in 2020.

About Little Seedlings: Little Seedlings is an annual grant powered by Little Sesame that invests in the next generation of farms. Little Sesame pledges to fund this initiative with nonprofit partner National Young Farmers Coalition.

About National Young Farmers Coalition: The National Young Farmers Coalition (@youngfarmers) is a grassroots network of young farmers and ranchers working to build a brighter, more equitable future for U.S. agriculture. Young Farmers is a 501 ( c ) (3) non profit organization.