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: Summer Squash

Why Eat Summer Squash?

Summer squash, including zucchini, pattypan and yellow squash, are the thin-skinned, tender squash in abundance this time of year. In season from May through September in Solano County, they are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese.

How to Prepare Them

From seeds to skin, you can eat summer squash in its entirety, and the squash can be prepared raw in thin slices in a salad, as a substitute for pasta, roasted or grilled, sauteed into stir fry, and a number of other ways.

Try summer squash in this Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad and find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring summer squash!

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News and Updates

Regenerative Agriculture: Health for the Land & People

Regenerative Agriculture: Health for the Land & People

The regenerative agriculture event, which was part of the Solano Local Food System Alliance’s quarterly meeting, brought together three speakers to cover different sustainable agricultural practices and discuss the demonstration permaculture site planned for the farm where the event was held.