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: Peppers
Why Eat Peppers?
Peppers, whether sweet bell or spicy chili, are in season September through November in Solano County. All peppers (sweet and hot) are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Red peppers have more Vitamin C and betacarotine than green peppers. Spicy peppers contain capsaicin, which has been linked to heart health, boosted metabolism, pain relief and digestive health.
How to Prepare Them
Peppers can be used raw, stir-fried, sauteed, roasted and stuffed!
Join us for upcoming cooking classes featuring peppers!
Where to Find It?
- at your local farm stands and open farmers markets
- in your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box from local farms
- in some of this year’s Bounty of the County recipes!
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News and Updates
Sustainable Solano is applying for an Urban Agriculture grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Farm to Fork office. This grant would support the continuation and expansion of the Solano Gardens program, which focuses on creating, renewing and supporting community gardens in Solano communities to create more access to healthy, seasonal produce.
As part of Sustainable Solano’s Environmental Justice Leadership Fellowship, seven students from multiple Solano County cities undertook a research and green infrastructure project in Vacaville. Students focused on the Markham neighborhood, a community grappling with several environmental challenges, and explored possible solutions, including walkability, available green spaces, and usable wildlife habitats.
The Sustainable Gardening internship was an opportunity for high school students to learn basic permaculture principles with a focus on waterwise gardening, and engage with community members while supporting community gardens. These three interns shared their reflections on the program with us, and we are excited to share them with you here with their permission.