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.
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