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: Citrus

Why Eat Citrus?

Citrus fruits can include a variety of grapefruits, lemons, oranges, mandarins, limes and more. Lemons are in season from November through March, oranges from January through May, and grapefruit from February through June in Solano County. Citrus is high in Vitamin C, flavonoids and fiber.

How to Prepare Them

Citrus can be eaten in salads and smoothies, candied or preserved and used for juice or zest.

Try them in a Winter Citrue Smoothie. Find other seasonal recipes here.

Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring citrus!

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News and Updates

Students Take Pride in Connecting with Local Food in Pilot Program

Students Take Pride in Connecting with Local Food in Pilot Program

The goal of Sustainable Solano’s Youth Cooking pilot program is to teach Solano youth the foundational principles of cooking with fresh, local, seasonal food in the context of a local food system. The first group from St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School has shown a whole new reality of the impact this program can have on our next generation.

A Lesson from the Rain on Healthy Soil

A Lesson from the Rain on Healthy Soil

Soul Food Farm‘s Alexis Koefoed shared these photos and thoughts during the rainstorm Oct. 24 that over the weekend brought more than 10 inches of rain to parts of Vacaville and at least 4 inches or more to other areas of Solano County.