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

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Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for ... @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for ... @ Mission Solano
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for Giving: Community Scale Permaculture @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours: Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every 4th Saturday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm at Mission Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks[...]
Nov
29
Thu
6:00 pm Integrating Price, People and Pr... @ Green Hive Spaces
Integrating Price, People and Pr... @ Green Hive Spaces
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Integrating Price, People and Profits for a Sustainable Local Economy @ Green Hive Spaces
Interested on new ways to prepare for the future? Join us for a community discussion about MONEY. Learn what money symbolizes in an economic context, the history of how it became a representative of value[...]
Dec
6
Thu
9:00 am Women for the Land Solano County... @ Solano Land Trust
Women for the Land Solano County... @ Solano Land Trust
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Women for the Land Solano County Learning Circle @ Solano Land Trust
As part of our Women for the Land program, we invite local women landowners in Solano, Yolo, and Napa Counties to a conservation learning circle. Please note that you must register to attend. Women for[...]
Dec
8
Sat
9:00 am Fairfield Urban Forest Community... @ Mission Solano
Fairfield Urban Forest Community... @ Mission Solano
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairfield Urban Forest Community Planting Project @ Mission Solano
Sustainable Solano will be converting a 3.5-acre campus at a local Fairfield homeless shelter into a resilient, mixed canopy urban forest this winter. The project aims to serve as a living lab for Solano County[...]