Farmers’ Market LIFE exceeding expectations!

Farmers’ Market LIFE (Local Incentive for Food and Economy) has now been in operation for 18 months and we’re thrilled to share the following results. In total, our 12 participating farmers’ markets have distributed $62,571 in incentives and $79,660 in CalFresh for a total of $142,231 from June, 2015 until October, 2016. That includes 4208 transactions at participating farmers’ markets Continue Reading →

2016 Petaluma Bounty Program Accomplishments

We at Petaluma Bounty have been very busy this year and we wanted to share some of our accomplishments and program developments with our community! Here is a short list of accomplishments we compiled as we look back on the growing season. Thanks to the support of our community, we are continuing to work hard at our goal of Healthy Food for Continue Reading →

Community Partner Spotlight: 4Cs Sonoma County

Community Partner Spotlight: 4Cs Sonoma County, Old Elm & Petaluma Child Development Centers This year Petaluma Bounty has partnered in new and innovative ways with local schools and centers that work with our community’s low-income population. One new partnership in 2016 has been with 4Cs (Community Child Care Council) Sonoma County, working with Petaluma-based Old Elm and  Petaluma Child Development Continue Reading →

Updated Community Food Resource Guide!

Welcome to our most updated version of the Food Resource Guide for southern Sonoma County! Our Food Resource Guide is a comprehensive packet of information that provides resources on where to find free or reduced cost food for children, families, individuals and seniors in southern Sonoma County. We do a comprehensive update each year and try to make changes throughout Continue Reading →

Expanding the Farmacy model to Forestville

This year, Petaluma Bounty became a subcontractor of InterFaith Sustainable Food Collaborative as part of their USDA FINI grant. This funding provides matching incentives for the Bounty Farmacy, Sliding Scale Farmstand and CSA boxes for CalFresh customers. It includes a small amount of funds for Petaluma Bounty to provide technical expertise to mentor a new Farmacy site. Below, is a Continue Reading →

Workshop- Sauerkraut & Fermentation

Workshop Presenter: Miguel Kuntz, Kitchen Manager at Wild West Ferments Date/Time: September 10th, 11am-1pm Price: Sliding Scale, $10-20 At this two hour workshop at the Bounty Community Farm, we will talk with a local fermentation worker. During our time together we will: – Learn about the benefits of eating fermented foods – Talk details about fermentation processes like sauerkraut, pickles, Continue Reading →

Flower workshop with Farmer Lennie at the Bounty!

Please come join us at Bounty Farm and learn from community experts! The next upcoming workshop is Saturday, August 27th. As part of our Community Workshop series, we are hosting community members to teach on subjects gleaned from our Volunteer Survey and relevant to our local food system, farming, and food & cooking. We hope you come learn with us Continue Reading →

Farmers’ Market LIFE launches CalFresh Farmers Market tours during Nat’l Farmers Market Week!

Please help us spread the word! Farmers’ Market LIFE collaborators are proud to launch CalFresh Farmers’ Market Tours as part of our celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week (August 7th through 13th). Attached, you will find a press release that describes the initiative as well as a list of activities around the county.  A full list of tours will be Continue Reading →

Tickets Now Available for the 5th Annual Brews and Bites for Bounty

Petaluma Bounty’s vision is to grow a thriving local food system where consumers make informed decisions; farmers make a decent living while prioritizing ecological stewardship of the land; and all people – regardless of income – have access to healthy food. Help us grow our programs by joining us on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 for the 5th annual Brews and Continue Reading →