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: Asparagus
Why Eat Asparagus?
Asparagus is in season for a short window of time each year — you can find it in April and May in Solano County. This perennial plant with tender stalks (actually a member of the lily family) has been a culinary and medicinal staple for thousands of years and is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folic acid and iron. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
How to Prepare It
Asparagus can be prepared a multitude of ways. It can be baked, grilled, roasted, steamed, boiled or blanched.
Join us for upcoming cooking classes that highlight asparagus.
Where to Find It?
- at your local farm stands and open farmers markets
- in your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from local farms
- at restaurants that source locally
- find local farms and more on the local food map
Buy Local Food
Eat Local Food
News and Updates
Time in any garden is well spent, and we invite you to spend time in a local garden on April 24 for our Annual Demonstration Food Forest Garden tour in Benicia and Vallejo.
The weekend of Dec. 19 was just past the four month mark from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire that ripped through Vacaville’s rural area. Instead of looking at the destruction and blackened hills with a feeling of loss and overwhelming grief, the weekend offered the first glimmers of hope.
Need a last-minute special gift for someone? Give the gift of local food, wine and farm products!