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 this Zucchini Salad with Lemon Zest and find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring summer squash!

Where to Find It?

News and Updates

Farm Field Trip Highlights Connections to Food and Well-Being for Interns

Farm Field Trip Highlights Connections to Food and Well-Being for Interns

Student interns attending a field trip to Morningsun Herb Farm in March had an opportunity to touch, taste and smell a variety of plants and herbs as part of our Youth Wellness Program. The grounding, multisensory experience of visiting Morningsun provided a unique opportunity to engage with herbs, and invited full-bodied mindfulness, encouraging our students to slow down and be present with their thoughts and each other.