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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Upcoming Events

Feb
3
Sat
9:30 am (Sebastopol) Winter Fruit Tree P... @ Location provided upon registration
(Sebastopol) Winter Fruit Tree P... @ Location provided upon registration
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
(Sebastopol) Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with David Shaw @ Location provided upon registration
          [Photo Credit: http://santacruzpermaculture.com/] Do you have fruit trees in need of some love? Have you tried to learn pruning but find the topic confusing? Want to develop professional skills and be[...]
5:00 pm Denise Rushing Speaks in Suisun ... @ Suisun Harbor Theatre
Denise Rushing Speaks in Suisun ... @ Suisun Harbor Theatre
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Denise Rushing Speaks in Suisun City! @ Suisun Harbor Theatre
Join us for the launch of our Conversations program speaker series in Suisun City with author, permaculture expert and former elected official (Lake County Board of Supervisors) Denise Rushing. This a FREE event but registration[...]
Feb
8
Thu
6:00 pm Suisun City Sustainable Landscap... @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Suisun City Sustainable Landscap... @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suisun City Sustainable Landscape Class with Kathleen Huffman @ The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Register Here. Fairfield-based permaculture designer and landscaper, Kathleen Huffman, will teach about sustainable landscaping: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by “secondary” water (greywater and rainwater). We’ll discuss edible landscaping, examine[...]