2017 Farmers’ Market LIFE CalFresh tours and new markets!

Petaluma Bounty is proud to announce we are expanding Farmers’ Market LIFE to the following markets for the 2017 season: Sonoma Valley “The Springs” Market, Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market, Kenwood Community Farmers’ Market, Santa Rosa WIC Satellite Market, Tiburon Community Farmers’ Market. For a full listing of participating markets, in English y Espanol, please click here. We also need Continue Reading →

May is CalFresh Awareness Month

On Tuesday, May 2nd The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors honored May as CalFresh Awareness month with a Gold Resolution. With community partners and representatives of the Sonoma County Human Services and Health Services present, Supervisor Hopkins celebrated the key role that CalFresh plays in making many Sonoma County residents more food secure. May is CalFresh Awareness Month CalFresh Awareness Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

A milestone worth celebrating!

Petaluma Bounty is now offering local affordable food incentives everywhere our produce is sold…and beyond!   Tuesday Farm Stand from 3 to 6pm at the Bounty Farm offers 30% discounts for limited income families and 50% discounts for CalFresh customers up to $20. Thursday Farmacy at the Petaluma Health Center offers the same (only available to PHC patients). Saturday Walnut 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 →

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 →

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 →