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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: 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!

Eat raw peppers and other seasonal veggies dipped in Creamy Homemade Hummus, and find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring peppers!

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News and Updates

Reflections on Environmental Injustice Research & Shaping New Fellowship Program

Reflections on Environmental Injustice Research & Shaping New Fellowship Program

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.

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.