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: Cabbage

Why Eat Cabbage?

Cabbage is in season fall through spring in Solano County, and is a good source of fiber, and low in calories. Red cabbage is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and iron than green cabbage and contains anthocyanins, which are antioxidants found in purple fruits and vegetables. Green cabbage is higher in Vitamin K than red cabbage.

How to Prepare It

There are so many options for cabbage! Try making fermented cabbage in sauerkraut or kimchi. Use it raw as a topping on a variety of dishes, added to soups or stews, and roasted or sauteed.

Try Roasted Cabbage Wedges and find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring cabbage!

News and Updates

Armijo High Students Reflect on Healthy Local Food

Armijo High Students Reflect on Healthy Local Food

The Healthy Local Food program at Armijo High in Fairfield brings together 30 students each week to learn about healthy, seasonal, local food in both the school garden and culinary sessions. Students will share what they have learned through final multimedia projects. Here, two students in the program reflect on their early experiences.

Influencing Local Land Use Comes Down to Making Your Voice Heard

Influencing Local Land Use Comes Down to Making Your Voice Heard

When it comes to how land is put to use in your community — whether rural or urban — it is important to remember that each local citizen has a voice and that those voices can influence government decisions around planning and zoning. Experts on planning and land use discussed how to be informed and take action around such decisions at the Rural & Urban Land Use: Planning, Zoning & the Local Food System event on Nov. 3 hosted by the Solano Local Food System Alliance.