At our twice-yearly plant sales are held in the spring and fall. We offer sustainably grown vegetable, herb, and flower starts at affordable prices. We accept cash, card, and CalFresh/EBT. Discounts are given to CalFresh/EBT customers.
Volunteer at the Plant Sale
We cannot do what we do without volunteers, and we are grateful for each and every one of you. Sign up to volunteer at this link.
EBT accepted; discounts offered to CalFresh customers
Our sponsors and the Market Match program allow us to provide a match of up to $20 for customers using their CalFresh (food stamps) EBT card. All purchases of edible plants are allowable on EBT cards, and encouraged!
Why we hold our Plant Sales
This event is well-aligned with our mission of getting healthy food to everyone through collaboration, education, and promoting self-sufficiency. It is our hope that by providing sustainably raised starts for sale to the public, we are making it easier for others to start a garden or to continue gardening here in beautiful Sonoma County. Sales and donations from the event go to supporting our programs and efforts to make a strong, vibrant local food system that works well for all.
To learn more about growing your own garden, seed saving, community gardens, and more, click here!
How it all began
Started in 2011 by the amazing volunteer efforts of John Horrell, aided by the support of Dr. John Shribbs and Denise Ward, and mentored by Harvest for the Hungry with seed funding from Bread for the Journey, the annual Spring Plant Sale has become quite the tradition here at the Bounty Community Farm and within the greater Petaluma Community!
Heirloom varieties & seed saving
But our work doesn’t stop with sending you home with your starts. What we’d really like is for more people to develop their own skills in seed starting and seed saving! Starting in 2013, we focused our efforts in propagating heirloom or open-pollinated plants so that you can have the option of saving seed from your plants for subsequent seasons. Advantages of saving your own seed include breeding varieties that are adapted to local growing conditions, increasing self-sufficiency, and not having to purchase seeds each year, perpetuating the botanical heritage and traditions of our ancestors, and preserving and improving the biodiversity of plants.
To understand the difference between heirloom and hybrid varieties, read this article by Ellen Solomon of NorthBay Horticulture. Language of Seeds