Support local farmers

6 ways to support family farms in our community

We are excited by the response and scale of our Farm to Community Food Connection program, and grateful for the donor support that has made it possible. To pay it forward, it seems fitting to remind people of other ways to support local agriculture. Here are 6 ways to help keep our local food system thriving!

1. Buy local from a farm stand. Whether it’s ripe peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, or sweet strawberries, you can go straight to the source!

• Be Love Farm, 7071 Bucktown Lane, Vacaville, CA 95688
Brazelton Ranch
Dixon Fruit Market
• Larry’s Produce
Lockewood Acres
• Pedrick Produce
• Robledo Produce

2. Buy local products online. Many local growers offer their products online and deliver to your door.

Cal Yee Farm
Erickson Ranch Jams
Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Katz Farm

Olivewood Ranch
Soul Food Farm
StoneRoot Field & Sea

3. Buy local wine and join wine clubs. Local wineries offer fine and table wines for your palette and pleasure. If you haven’t yet sipped on these liquid treasures, you’re in for a treat.

BackRoad Vines
La Borgata Winery & Distillery
G V Cellars

Mangels Vineyards and Tasting Room
Rock Creek Vineyard
Seven Artisans Winery
Suisun Valley Filling Station and Visitor Center
Suisun Valley Wine Co-op
Tolenas Vineyards and Winery
Vezer Family Vineyard
Wooden Valley Winery

4. Shop at local farmers markets. The Farmers Markets are open, but don’t forget to practice social distancing and wear a mask.


5. Sign up for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA’s have grown in popularity with the pandemic. Some have had to cap subscribers, so you may need to call around.

Cloverleaf Farm
Full Belly Farm
Eatwell Farm
Lockewood Acres
Soul Food Farm
Terra Firma Farm

6. Volunteer with or donate to your local food bank. Help distribute food grown by farmers to those in need. Nutritious food is the cornerstone of good health, and you can keep that distribution chain moving by sorting or handing out food. You might also consider a donation.

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Photos courtesy of (in order) Be Love Farm, Erickson Ranch, KuoHou Chang, Sarah Nolan, Cloverleaf Farm, and Sarah Nolan.