Bountiful Bites
June Newsletter

Busy Bees in June!
Summer is nearly here and hands are needed 
Birdsong, school groups, and weed whackers create the spring symphony of noises and activity on the Bounty Farm.  Though the wet weather caused some delays (remember when?), it will not keep the farm from being the bustling center of community food security for Petaluma.  See below for produce outlet launch dates!  If you are interested in volunteering, stop by the farm Wednesdays or Saturdays from 9am to 12pm or Thursdays 3 to 6pm.   
On other fronts, Bounty is promoting inclusiveness and celebrating diversity at farmers' markets through our Faces of the Market Campaign.  Staff also supported a series of workshops on Produce Safety Post Urban Wildfire, a needs assessment on food safety in the gleaning movement, and continued advocacy work in aligning efforts in strengthening the local food system during a natural disaster and while addressing chronic food insecurity.  Concurrently, we promoted farmers' markets during CalFresh Awareness Month (May) through wellness fairs, increasing the daily incentive limit of CalFresh purchases at participating farmers' markets [insert updated link], and a social media campaign.    
By listening to stakeholders from various aspects of the food system, Bounty identifies and collaboratively develops solutions to emerging issues affecting our food system. For more on our approach, please click here.   
In This Issue
8th Annual Plant Sale Recap
Success on multiple levels!

Thousands of plants sold to happy gardeners, hundreds donated to community initiatives, community connections made and knowledge shared, and record program income raised to support Bounty Community Farm initiatives! Thank you to our community for making the 2019 Plant Sale our finest! Check out some great shots from Roger Elliott Photography.

A special thank you to our sponsors- Petaluma Seed Bank, Grab N' Grow, Swallowtail Garden Seeds, Lisa Krieshok Design, Roger Elliott Photography, Petaluma Poultry, and Petaluma Coffee & Tea Co!
2019 Produce Outlets
Affordable, farm fresh food grown locally & sustainably!
After a long winter, Petaluma Bounty is happy to be back at our local produce outlets sharing the bounty with our community members. You can find fresh produce at the following outlets: 

Walnut Park Farmer's Market, Petaluma, Saturdays from 2-5pm

Farmacy at Petaluma Health Center (beginning July 11th), Thursdays 10am-1pm

Bounty Sliding Scale Farm Stand at Petaluma Bounty Farm(beginning July 18th) Thursdays 3-6pm

Bounty Bag (CSA), (beginning July 18th), available for pick up Thursdays 3-6pm. To sign up for a weekly Bounty Bag please fill out this form

                                           We accept CalFresh/EBT and WIC! 
Save the Date! 8th Annual Brews & Bites for Bounty
Join us on Tuesday, July 16th 
Time to celebrate our shared accomplishments in reaching toward community food security for Petaluma and beyond. Hosted at the Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary, serenaded by the Highway Poets, food, fun, and additional details coming soon

If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact
Petaluma Bounty Welcomes a New Education & Engagement Coordinator, Harlie! 
We are excited to announce that Harlie Rankin is joining the Petaluma Bounty team as Education and Engagement Coordinator. Harlie is a Pacific Northwest native that relocated to Sonoma County to begin her career as an environmental educator. She has a wide range of experience working with volunteers and engaging the community in environmental restoration efforts as well as school gardens.
Harlie is excited to be a part of Petaluma Bounty and involve the community in our educational programs. She looks forward to meeting new members of the community and sharing her passion for sustainability and nutrition with others.
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Join us on the farm to help us produce and share the bounty! 

We appreciate each and every volunteer that takes the time to help us out on the farm. We couldn't do it without you! Join us this summer during our volunteer drop-in hours:

Wednesdays & Saturdays 9am-12pm
Thursdays 3-6pm 

We are looking for interns! If you or someone you know is a college student seeking to complete an internship at Petaluma Bounty please contact
Thanking Our Funders and Benefactors
We couldn't do it without you!

We're honored to do the work we love and here at Petaluma Bounty, we're grateful to everyone who contributes to our shared vision.
This month, we'd like to thank  Petaluma Health Care District for their generous donation to the ALIVE program at Petaluma Bounty, p roviding families with the tools, motivation, and food to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.