Everybody Eats: Impressive Numbers from Petaluma Bounty

Bounty By the Numbers

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  • 11,280 – Pounds of sustainable grown fruits and vegetables harvested at the Petaluma Bounty Farm in 2014.
  • 480 – Number of Bounty Boxes of fresh produce provided free of cost to low-income P.L.A.Y. (Parents Love Active Youth) participants in 2014.
  • 1,755 – Number of farmers markets in the U.S. when the USDA first counted them in 1994
  • 8,392 – Number of farmers markets in the U.S. on June 1, 2015 according to the USDA
  • Over 40% of organic farming operations sell directly to consumers.
  • 27 – number of community groups engaged in service-learning at the Petaluma Bounty Farm in 2014.
  • 64% of farmers market vendors reported that they sell more produce, make more money, and have more customers because of incentives.
  • Over $5.3 million – Amount of CalFresh funds which flow into Sonoma County each month.
  • $9.6 million – Amount of economic activity generated by CalFresh in Sonoma County every month. Every federal dollar invested in SNAP generates $1.79 in economic activity.
  • Less than 1/10th of 1% – Amount of that $5.3 million which was spent at farmer’s markets, farm stands and community-supported agriculture (csa) programs in 2014.
  • 297% – Increase in Petaluma Bounty produce sales to low income and wholesale customers from 2013 to 2014.
  • 75% of SNAP recipients reported they had increased their purchase of produce because of incentives.
  • 1,600 – Number of vegetable starts sold or re-homed during Petaluma Bounty’s annual Plant Sale.
  • 3,562 – Volunteer hours donated to Petaluma Bounty in 2014.
  • Over 72.5 tons – Amount of fresh food harvested, recovered, and redistributed by the Petaluma Bounty Hunters gleaning program in 2014 to local non-profit agencies serving people in need.
  • Over 600,000 pounds – Amount of fresh food harvested, recovered, and redistributed by the Petaluma Bounty Hunters since 2006.

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