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

 

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365 Days of Care!

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“A Growing Future” in Suisun City

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Upcoming Events

May
26
Sat
10:00 am Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in Suisun City @ Provided Upon Registering
Rain barrels collect and store water runoff during storms. The collected water can then be used to water veggies, flowers, wash your dog, emergency water storage and more! Rain barrels help: conserve water reduce flooding[...]
10:00 am The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the principles of permaculture and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests.
Jun
9
Sat
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 1 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 1 of installation for this demonstration pollinator food forest garden in Suisun City. We will be laying down the foundation of this habitat-supporting garden: digging on contour swales, making berms and diverting[...]
Jun
10
Sun
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 2 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series of a demonstration food forest garden where we will focus creating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies! Topics Covered: Planting a community of pollinator plants with multiple functions that support[...]