Reflections on an internship with the Bounty

Ester was recommended to Petaluma Bounty by allies in the health care sector. She recently completed her academic summer internship with us and will get credit with her Nutrition program at UC Davis. Ester provided the following description of her time. We are grateful to Ester for jumping into multiple initiatives and leaving each of them in better standing than Continue Reading →

The Story of Bounty Farm Produce

From Farmer Lennie: It’s mid-August and for us at the Bounty farm, that means the fields are overflowing with more varieties of food crops than most of us can even name offhand, that worker bees such as volunteers, interns and the Youth Corps were out there all summer carefully tending to them daily. That means, hundreds of pounds of picked, Continue Reading →

All Farmers’ Market L.I.F.E. incentives increased to $20 for September!

In celebration of the glorious harvests at local farmers’ markets and recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and National Hunger Action month, Petaluma Bounty is launching our “Growing Change” campaign for the month of September. Incentives at all farmers’ markets participating in Farmers’ Market L.I.F.E. (Local Incentive for Food and Economy) will increase to $20 to support CalFresh (food stamp) Continue Reading →

Brews and Bites and Garden Delights for Bounty

The 4th Annual Brews and Bites for Bounty will take place Tuesday, July 28th from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary. Great live music will be provided by The Highway Poets and fantastic Garden Delights raffle items donated by local businesses including HydroFarm, Cottage Gardens, and Bounty Farm staff. Tickets are $20, which includes delicious Mexican food from Nopalito, Continue Reading →

Bounty Staff to help distribute Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons

We’ll be handing out Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons ($20 value) on Saturday, July 11th & 18th as well as Tuesday, July 21st. Look for us at the Farmers’ Market manager’s booth! Qualifications include: You must be 60+ years of age and your annual income must be at or below $21,775 single or $29,471 couple. Please share the flyers below or Continue Reading →

AB 234 passed out of the Senate Health Committee and our work has just begun.

Greetings all, We voiced our collective concerns loud and proud at the Senate Health Committee meeting yesterday (see the video here:Senate Health Committee testimony). It was unnerving, to say the least, to be the sole voice of reluctant opposition at the hearing. But thanks to you all, I was not alone! Thank you to everyone for your signatures, words of Continue Reading →

Unintended consequences of new state-wide regulation=less fresh produce to those who need it most

Dear allies in promoting healthy communities, food systems change, and food waste prevention. Next week, AB 234 will be heard by Senate Health Committee and if the current language relating to food safety is approved, the ripple effects felt state-wide will include the significant reduction in the amount of fresh food our most vulnerable (low income families and seniors) citizens Continue Reading →

Laughing for L.I.F.E a comedy benefit for Farmers’ Market L.I.F.E.

Crushers of Comedy is putting on a show to benefit Farmers’ Market L.I.F.E. Please join us on Saturday, May 30th at the Penngrove Hatchery for a fun evening of laughs, drinks, great auction items and more! If you order your tickets today, Tuesday, and you’re part of the Lucky 50, you can get a screaming deal at $20 per ticket! Continue Reading →

The importance of Local Affordable Food Incentives in our food system.

Many people share with us that they would buy more locally grown food if the farmers didn’t charge so much money for it. We at Petaluma Bounty understand full well that when the budget is tight, and with the cost of living so high in Sonoma County, we all have to make sacrifices. Also, when we see the difference in Continue Reading →