Bountiful Bites
July Newsletter

Abundance is within reach
Each year around this time, our Bounty Hunters gleaning coordinator starts getting calls from community members regarding their plums, peaches, and zucchini. It's happening; Mama Nature again produced more than they can consume. That's when the Bounty Hunters gleaning network steps in to harvest, recover or redistribute to food providers. Also, this is the month our sliding scale farm stand and CSA begin, as well as ALIVE- our wellness course for families. The Bounty team (staff, volunteers, interns) works hard to connect the abundance that surrounds us in Sonoma County with those who don't have access to healthy, affordable, local food. Join us!      
In This Issue
8th Annual Brews and Bites Recap
Success on multiple levels!

A great time was had by all at the Lagunitas Brewing Company! We celebrated our shared accomplishments on the dance floor with music by The Highway Poets. F. A. Nino's made a delicious dinner, and a big thank you to our sponsors- Friedman's Home Improvement, Petaluma Market, Petaluma Coffee & Tea Co., Petaluma Poultry, Three Twins Ice Cream, Hydrofarm, Agricultural Community Events, Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Truly Creative ( Sloat Design Group), Lagunitas Petaluma TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary, Petaluma Transit, and Petaluma Health Care District. Looking forward to 2020!
ALIVE Program Session One has begun!
Petaluma Bounty's ALIVE (Active Living in Vibrant Environments) program is a weekly gathering for families with children ages 6-11 to come join us on the farm and learn about where our food comes from, how to prepare farm fresh food, and engage in a more active and healthy lifestyle! All families receive a free bag of produce from the farm each week of the program. 

ALIVE Session One is every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm beginning July 30th and ending September 3rd. We will begin ALIVE Session Two in late September! Spanish-speaking families are more than welcome. 

Can you or someone you know benefit from the ALIVE program? Sign up by contacting or call 
(707) 364-4866.
Farewell to the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps!

This month, we bid a fond farewell to this year's 2019 Sonoma Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC). The SCYEC is a workforce and environmental stewardship program where youth and young adults receive paid, valuable work experience, environmental education and the opportunity to give back to their community, all outdoors! Dubbing themselves the "Mean Green Bean Machine" because of their efficient field skills, motivation to attack weeds, and team collaboration, the SCYEC were an amazing asset to the Bounty Farm this summer. The crew took on major plantings, big weeding endeavors, trellising tomatoes, fixing irrigation, thinning fruit trees, harvesting garlic and so much more. They even worked with our long time community partner John Branscomb to build a vermiculture worm bin on the farm! We are not only so grateful for having the SCYEC during a busy time at the farm, but the Bounty staff also so enjoyed their positive attitudes, their passion and constant humor that kept us smiling and inspired ourselves. So a heartfelt thank you to the 2019 SCYEC. We hope they carry their valuable farm skills and ecological insights into their next endeavor - we can't wait to see what they do next! To learn more about the SCYEC, visit:  

Still Accepting Bounty Bag CSA Members!

We are in week #3 of the Bounty Bag CSA and our members are enjoying their weekly variety of farm-fresh produce and having fun with new recipes and ingredients! It's not too late to join our CSA. We are still accepting new members and prioritize those with limited income or CalFresh/EBT/WIC. 

Bounty Bag CSA members can join by contacting Harlie at, (707) 364-4866 or filling out this form. Bounty Bags are available for pick-up at the farm Thursdays from 3-6pm. 
Happy National Intern Day! 

At Petaluma Bounty we celebrate our volunteers and interns every day, but we want to give a special shout out to our amazing interns, both current and past. Thank you for all of your hard work, interns! We welcome anyone who wants to lend a hand on the farm and get a peek at what it really means to run a non-profit community farm. 

A special thank you to this month's corporate volunteers from Amy's Kitchen intern program! Here they are planting some baby beets.

Petaluma Bounty is currently accepting intern applications for Fall 2019 to help with farm production, education and engagement, or non-profit administration. Please visit our website for more information! 

Of course, we love our volunteers too! Stop by our drop-in volunteer hours Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-12pm and Thursdays from 3-6pm
Bounty Farm Wishlist

We are calling on our supporters to help us get some much needed items for the farm! The wonderful Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps helped to create a worm bin that will provide learning opportunities as well as nutrient-rich soil for our plants, but we need worms! If you have a connectio n for some red wigglers, please contact Harlie at
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 10am-1pm

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

We accept CalFresh/EBT and WIC! 

Thanking Our Sponsors!