Solano Local Food System Alliance
The Solano Local Food System Alliance includes a wide variety of stakeholders committed to fulfilling the mission of creating an environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially just and equitable local food system in Solano County.
The Alliance began as an advisory board to assist Sustainable Solano with its USDA Local Food Promotion Program project.
The Alliance strives to represent all components of the local food system.
For information about becoming involved, please contact Stephanie@SustainableSolano.org
Role of the Alliance
Feb. 4, 2021
Robert Burris, President and CEO, Solano Economic Development Corp.
Robin Cox, Senior Health Services Manager, Solano Public Health
Gail Feenstra, Director SAREP, UC ANR
Amy Hartman, Solano County Regional Representative, Greenbelt Alliance
Sarah Hawkins, Solano County Farmbudsman
John Healy, Vallejo Nutritional Services Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Mike Ioakimedes, Executive Director and CEO, Solano County Fairgrounds
Kristin Kiesel, Assistant Professor of Teaching Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural & Resource Economics Dept., UC Davis
Timothy Kim, CEO and founder, Pharm Fresh
Ed King, Agricultural Commissioner, Solano County
Maggie Kolk, Board of Directors, Sustainable Solano
Ben & Denise Lyons, Farmers, Lockewood Acres
Jahniah McGill, Environmental Health Supervisor, Solano County
Lisa Murray, Marketing, Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association
Wendy Rash, District Conservationist for the Vacaville Service Center, USDA-NRCS
Paula Schnese, Board President, Cultivate Community Food Co-Op
Sustainable Solano has been in conversation with organizations that are taking the initiative to move food from farms and gardens onto the plates of county residents. These organizations are seeking ways to collaborate toward supplying more people with the good food they need.
When there is a crisis, it often can reveal underlying flaws in the existing system as well as opportunities for change. The current economic crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic also opens the dialogue for how to shift our economy in a way that works for more people.
Solano Local Food System Alliance work is made possible by a grant from Solano County Public Health in partnership with the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.