Local Food Movement

Our BIG vision is the environmentally and economically sustainable, equitable local food system in Solano County.

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. Click here to learn more.

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.


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

Wendy Rash,  District Conservationist for the Vacaville Service Center, USDA-NRCS

Sarah Hawkins, Solano County Farmbudsman


Local Initiatives

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

Advisory Board Updates

Phase 1 Launch Meeting

Phase 2 Launch Meeting

Phase 3 (Coming Soon!)

Final Project Summary

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Upcoming Events

9:30 am Water Education Foundation’s 201... @ The Westin Sacramento
Water Education Foundation’s 201... @ The Westin Sacramento
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
This daylong conference will feature critical conversations about water in California and the West revolving around the event theme: Facing Reality from the Headwaters to the Delta. The Water Summit, formally called the Executive Briefing[...]
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep 21 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vacaville Homeowners! This is the last day to apply to become a “food forest keeper” of a demonstration food forest on your property! Transform your yard into a thriving, edible ecosystem fed by secondary water[...]
9:00 am Visions of the Wild Film and Art... @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Visions of the Wild Film and Art... @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visions of the Wild Film and Arts Festival (Downtown Vallejo) @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Celebrate the beauty of rivers and trails at Visions of the Wild! The fifth annual film and arts festival takes place September 20 to 23 in Vallejo. The U.S. Forest Service along with local partners[...]