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!
Join us for other upcoming cooking classes.
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
While the Conversation Circles program in Central Solano (formerly the Listening Circles program) has come to the end of its grant term, our commitment to increase the understanding of environmental issues that affect Solano communities is ongoing.
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.
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.