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: Beets
Why Eat Beets?
Beets come in an assortment of varieties and can be red, golden yellow or striped. They are closely related to Swiss chard, and can be consumed from leaf to root. Beets are in season from September through June in Solano County, and are a good source of fiber, riboflavin, folate, manganese, and, in red beets, the antioxidant betalaine.
How to Prepare Them
Beet roots can be roasted, steamed, boiled or pickled and eaten warm or cold, while the greens can be braised, sauteed or eaten raw while young.
Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring beets!
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News and Updates
In January, Marilyn Bardet will step down from the board president role she has held for the past 18 years. Sustainable Solano would not have grown into the organization it is today without her leadership, guidance, wisdom and trust. We are grateful for all she has brought to the organization.
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.
The Vallejo Food Rescue Project had its official launch meeting in early June at Loma Vista Farm, bringing together people from organizations involved in current food rescue and distribution operations in the city and seeking guidance on how to streamline and shape food rescue efforts in Vallejo.