Petaluma Bounty

November Newsletter
Interns Sara and Francisco Planting Next Summer's Strawberries
Field Notes from Bounty Farm
Farm Manager Katherine Golfinopoulos reflects on her first season at Bounty Farm

When I started my position as the new Bounty Farm Manager, it was late August, and the Farm was bursting at the seams with its abundance of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, kale, flowers, herbs, strawberries, and yes, summer squash. Customers at our Farm Stand and Farmacy would offer thanks for my having "grown all this," to which I would somewhat uncomfortably offer a polite thank you, but then quickly explain that I was actually new to the Farm, and that this bounty was the work of many, many contributing, loving hands. 
Upon entering the little universe that is the Bounty Farm, I immediately appreciated how the Farm is its own living and breathing organism. The Farm has a life and breath of its own, one that I am honored and humbled to participate in. I am moved by the energy and the community that supports the Farm.  

To read more about Katherine's first season at Bounty Farm, check out her blog post here!
In This Issue
Save the Date!
WHAT:  A celebratory work party followed by potluck to mark the end of an incredible season
WHEN: Saturday, December 16th, 9am to 1:30pm
WHERE: Bounty Farm, 55 Shasta Ave, Petaluma 
A Bounty Farm event! The winter solstice, on December 21st, marks the end of fall, and we are making the most out of these ever-shortening days. We welcome this time of reflection and rejuvenation, and will host our final drop-in volunteer day of 2017.  Join staff and volunteers to celebrate the beginning of winter and end of a productive season. 
We will spend the morning working on a few farm projects, followed by a potluck around our Farm Table. Bring warm layers and your favorite dish to share. Questions? Reach out to Kaleigh at
Spring Internships: Just Around the Corner!

Looking for our next cohort of fantastic Bounty interns to join us in spring! Opportunities available in farm production, education and community engagement, and non-profit administration. Time frames are flexible, and we work with schools to offer internship credit.

Want to learn more about internships with Bounty or think you have what it takes to join our crew? Email with your questions or visit the  Internship Page on our website.  
Our Food Stories, Our Seed Stories
Reflections on ALIVE, Petaluma Bounty's Farm-Based Food Literacy Program

As winter approaches and harvest wanes, we said a bittersweet goodbye (for now!) to several of our summer and fall programs. ALIVE, a crucial part of Petaluma Bounty's farm-based education programming, wrapped up this month with our traditional end-of-session potluck. Short for "Active Living in Vibrant Environments," this program represents a unique collaboration between Petaluma Bounty and formally trained nutritionists. Through this initiative, local families participate in nutrition education, farm-base d l earning, and receive weekly Bounty Bags, full of fresh fruits and vegetables from Bounty Farm. Offered at no cost to participants, ALIVE was created for low-income families who face barriers in accessing fresh produce and are interested in healthier lifestyle habits.

As an empowerment-based program, we continuously strive for input and collaboration from our participants... for more on ALIVE, please visit the blog post here.