What are farmers’ markets doing to ensure safety during the pandemic?

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series.  As we’ve briefly stated in some previous social media posts, farmers’ markets are operating as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Building off our last blog installment about using CalFresh at farmers’ markets, we also want to share what our farmers’ markets are doing to keep every aspect Continue Reading →

CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets: The Market Match Program

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series. Farmers’ markets, currently operating as essential services, continue to be an important conduit of fresh, nutrient-rich foods for people on CalFresh through an initiative called Market Match. (Note: our next blog post will be dedicated to sharing all safety precautions markets are spearheading amidst the pandemic). Market Match, Continue Reading →

What is CalFresh and how do you apply?

This post is part of Petaluma Bounty’s CalFresh Awareness Month Blog Series. CalFresh is California’s name for the food stamp program, which is now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) at the national level. Since 2011, California has dedicated May to sharing more resources and information about CalFresh with the intent of encouraging more people to utilize this Continue Reading →

Blog Series: May is CalFresh Awareness Month.

Lately, our screens and news sources have been filled with the most recent coronavirus updates ranging from positive (many countries are slowly reopening) to disheartening (people continue to lose loved ones and jobs). The effects of coronavirus have touched everything and everyone, and they continue to inform how Bounty will roll out information and resources for this year’s CalFresh Awareness Continue Reading →