Local Food

The mission of Sustainable Solano’s Local Food initiative is to create an environmentally sustainable, economically viable and socially just local food system in Solano County. You can help us build a local food system. Find out how below!

Seasonal Spotlight: Artichokes

Why Eat Artichokes?

Artichokes are part of the thistle family, with the tender leaves and heart the edible part of the flower bud. You can find them in season from March through June and again in September through December in the Bay Area. They are a great source of fiber, contain polyphenols and antioxidants and Vitamin C, Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium and folate.

How to Prepare Them

Artichokes can be steamed, roasted, poached or even grilled.

Join us for this cooking class All About Artichokes on May 14!

Find artichoke recipes here and other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for other upcoming cooking classes.

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News and Updates

Permaculture Design Course Graduates 12 in Benicia

Permaculture Design Course Graduates 12 in Benicia

Solano County’s first Permaculture Design Certificate course wrapped up on April 10, with 12 students presenting their capstone design projects and receiving their PDC certificates. It was powerful to see how this group used what they had learned to shape plans for four very different projects.