Local Food Movement

Our vision is to create Community Food Centers in each of Solano major cities that serve as hubs for local food activities: CSAs deliveries, cooking classes, community education, and large kitchens where chefs and community members can cook wholesome nutritious meals. These food centers will increase access to seasonal, locally-produced food and ultimately better health and well-being for residents county-wide.

In September, 2017, Sustainable Solano was awarded a 15-month Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) planning grant by the United States Department of Agriculture. Sustainable Solano has partnered with researchers at UC Davis, Solano County Department of Agriculture and Department of Public Health to conduct a feasibility study, develop an effective business plan, and outline implementation for local food businesses that aggregate, process and distribute locally-produced, healthy food products. Our BIG vision is the environmentally and economically sustainable, equitable local food systems in Solano County. Click here to learn more.

Local Initiatives:

Cultivate Community Food Co-op. For more information, contact info@cultivatecommunityfood.coop


Local Food Advisory Board

David Campbell, Associate Dean, Social and Human Sciences, UC Davis

Robin Cox, Sr. Health Services Manager, Solano Public Health

Gail Feenstra, Deputy Director SAREP, UC Davis

Simone Hardy, Agricultural Commissioner, Solano County

Sarah Hawkins, Solano County Farmbudsman

Mike Ioakimedes, Business Development Manager, Solano County Fair Association

Kristin Kiesel, Lecturer PSOE, Agricultural & Resource Economics Dept., UC Davis

Wendy Loomas, Health Services Manager, Solano Public Health

Ben Lyons, Farmer, Lockewood Acres

Denise Lyons, Farmer, Lockewood Acres + Criminalist Supervisor, Solano County DA

Jahniah McGill, Environmental Health Supervisor, Solano County

Greg Morrison, Board Member, Cultivate Community Food Co-Op

Stann Whipple, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Sustainable Solano


Community Supported Agriculture

“Buy-in” Clubs

Local Farms

Solano Local Food Spotlight: The Cloverleaf Farm

The Cloverleaf...

Remaking and Repairing CA Food Systems

The Berkeley Food...

What’s for Dinner?

Book Club

Chefs in the Garden


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Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultivate Community Food Co-op's Potluck Picnic in the Garden @ Avant Garden
Join us in the garden for an evening of connection and good food while learning about the progress CCFC is making. Every 3rd Thursday, weather permitting, beginning Thurs. April 19th, 5-7. Please bring your favorite food or[...]
10:00 am “No Water, No Life. Know Water, ... @ Mission Solano
“No Water, No Life. Know Water, ... @ Mission Solano
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
"No Water, No Life. Know Water, Know Life." @ Mission Solano
Water is the most precious resource for all life on Earth. Yet, on a planet where 70% of its surface is covered with water, access to freshwater has become a growing concern in many places[...]
10:00 am Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop ... @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop ... @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop at "Mom's Delight" @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Join Sterling Smith for a workshop on summer care of deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, pears, apricots, plums, etc.). Topics to be covered include summer pruning, fertility, irrigation, best pest control practice for summer and[...]