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: Peppers
Why Eat Peppers?
Peppers, whether sweet bell or spicy chili, are in season from September through November in Solano County. All peppers (sweet and hot) are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Red peppers have more Vitamin C and betacarotine than green peppers. Spicy peppers contain capsaicin, which studies have linked to heart health, boosted metabolism, pain relief, and digestive health.
How to Prepare Them
Peppers can be used raw, stir-fried, roasted, sauteed and stuffed!
Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring peppers!
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
Allison McCabe is a rising Benicia High School junior and passionate about environmental science. She won this year’s Solano County Science and Engineering Fair with her research on toxins found in soil samples in Benicia and Vallejo — research she undertook to examine environmental justice issues in Solano County. We are excited to be working with her to shape Sustainable Solano’s environmental justice fellowship in Benicia for the coming school year.
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.