Bountiful Bites
September Newsletter

The Beauty of Fall
There is nothing quite like fall- when the farm offers some of the sweetest fruits, spiciest peppers, and shelf stable root crops and winter squash. Already, we are struck by cool morning harvests of melons and other fruit that have been concentrating the sun's energy and soil's nutrients into delicious delights.
It is a fleeting time of plenty for us to commemorate through our Harvest Party on the 6th- join us! The Harvest Party provides a time to celebrate and reflect on shared accomplishments. It also gives us the opportunity to break bread together and make apple juice from our new apple press!
Our community is rich with food and culture. Below, you will find a sampling of events and programs Bounty is involved with in our continued efforts to co-create a thriving and sustainable local food system.     
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendars: Bounty Harvest Party, October 6th! 
Please join the Petaluma Bounty staff and team in celebrating the abundance of our season Light snacks and drinks will be served and you're welcome to bring food to share (but don't let that keep you from coming). Click here for more information and flyers in Spanish!
ALIVE Program Session #2 Beginning Tuesday, October 5th
ALIVE (Active Living in Vibrant Environments) is Petaluma Bounty's farm-based weekly bi-lingual healthy living program filled with learning and connecting to our local food system. We are now looking for families with children ages 6-11 for ALIVE Session #2! The ALIVE program occurs weekly on Tuesdays from 4-5: 30 pm and all families in the program receive a free weekly bag of produce. Session #2 begins Tuesday, October 1st and runs until Tuesday, November, 5th. Click here for more information and flyers. 
Can you or someone you know benefit from the ALIVE program? Sign up by contacting  or call (707) 364-4866.
Yoga Coming the Bounty Farm!

Stop by the Bounty Farm each Thursday from 3-6pm to grab your farm fresh groceries!  We accept EBT, WIC, cash and credit and offer a 30% discount for people needing a break on their produce budget or 50% for people on CalFresh (or EBT). 

Embody Petaluma will be offering free yoga classes on the farm starting at 4:30pm.
We'll provide the mats, water, and farm ambiance and you bring your friends, family and grocery bags! Here is the link to the ongoing Facebook series.  
Also, if you want to use the new apple press, send an email to For more information about the apple press, click here. 
Welcoming to the Bounty Team, Summer! 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Summer joins the Petaluma Bounty team as the Nutrition Incentives Coordinator. She brings experiences rooted in community engagement, educational empowerment, and environmental sustainability.  
Summer can be reached at She is training to take over Sarah's position since Sarah moved to Iowa. Read more about Summer's background and interests here. Welcome to the team, Summer! We're grateful to have you! 
Corporate Volunteer Spotlight: Truly Creative Design Group

A special thanks to  Truly Creative Design  for volunteering at the farm. They cleared and prepared several beds for us so that we could get in our fall crops like b russel sprouts and cauliflower ! If your company is interested in having a corporate volunteer day at the Bounty Farm, please contact

As always, we have drop-in volunteer hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-12pm and Thursdays from 3-6pm. Help us prepare for the fall and winter months ahead! 
Where to Find Our Produce

Affordable, farm fresh food grown locally & sustainably!
Walnut Park Farmer's Market , Petaluma, Saturdays from 2-5pm

Farmacy at Petaluma Health Center
Thursdays for patients and staff. 

Bounty Sliding Scale Farm Stand at Petaluma Bounty Farm , Thursdays 3-6pm

We accept CalFresh/EBT, WIC, cash or credit.

Petaluma Bounty has a wonderful group of flower farmer volunteers that grow, harvest, and create these beautiful bouquets.  You can find beautiful, farm-grown bouquets like these at our booth on Saturdays for $8! All sales support Bounty's mission of healthy food for everyone. 
Local Food Safety Post Wildfire

Last workshop in Sonoma County to present findings of impact of ash and smoke on produce safety  
Learn how wildfire impacts the health and safety of locally grown produce and backyard chicken eggs from home, school, community gardens and local farms. Featuring talks from the Backyard Chicken Egg Study from UC Davis and the Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire project from UCCE Sonoma. Light refreshments will be served.

 RSVP by clicking on this link.   
Event sponsored by grants from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, USDA NIFA's Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program. Thank you also to Enthalpy Analytics and donations of funds and hours of volunteer labor from local Sonoma County community members.