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

 

Starting your Backyard Orchard Culture

Tips and resources for planting, pruning, and maintaining your own fruit trees.

Solano Spotlight: Soul Food Farm

By: Marcella Licea...

Meeting Solano Farmers

By Elena...

Local Initiatives

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

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Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Mon
9:00 am  MLK Day of Service and March & ... @ NAACP Vallejo Branch
 MLK Day of Service and March & ... @ NAACP Vallejo Branch
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Vallejo Branch of the NAACP as they celebrate MLK Day with their annual Day of Service March and Program. With a theme of: Unity in the Community and in partnership with Touro Mobile[...]
Jan
26
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Tours–The Foundati... @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours–The Foundati... @ Mission Solano
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“Ethics are culturally evolved mechanisms that regulate self-interest…The greater the power of humans, the more critical ethics become for long-term cultural & biological survival.” David Holmgren, co-founder of permaculture Join us as we discuss the[...]
Jan
31
Thu
7:00 pm Public Meeting Vallejo’s Mare Is... @ Mare Island Conference Center
Public Meeting Vallejo’s Mare Is... @ Mare Island Conference Center
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Fresh Air Vallejo for their first Restoration Advisory Board meeting of the year. During this meeting, the public is invited and encouraged to listen and ask questions about the clean up of the toxic materials[...]
Feb
2
Sat
2:00 pm “What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Wor... @ John F. Kennedy Library
“What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Wor... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“What’s for Dinner?” Cooking Workshop– Chocolate Barks Learn how to make delicious and nutritious white and dark chocolate barks for Valentine’s Day. Presented by Solano County Library and the Friends of Vallejo Public Library in[...]