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: 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.

Try it in this Asparagus Salad with Sesame-Tangerine Vinaigrette. Find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes that highlight asparagus.

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News and Updates

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

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.