Healthy Food in Our Community

Knowing how to eat healthy and be active doesn’t help if you can’t find great choices close to home.  

We are working on increasing healthy snacks-to-go in corner stores and healthy checkout lanes in grocery stores.  Delicious, convenient and healthy! Easy access to great food and snack options at your local corner and grocery stores is important so residents have healthy choices.  Too often the only options in some convenience stores are chips, soda, and candy bars – how can a mom make a healthy purchase if no options are available?  Wouldn’t it be great to have the option to  buy a banana or an apple, or a small bag of nuts? You can help change what is carried in our stores by asking your local corner store owner or manager to add more fresh produce and healthy snacks.

By eating healthier foods, you will soon notice that you have more energy and fewer health problems. Our Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community project, is here to help you to achieve your health goals. Join us in our effort by talking to the owners and managers where YOU shop and consider being a member of our Healthy Stores committee.

Solano also has great farmers’ markets and community gardens that bring you even closer to the best foods to support good health.

Need Help Finding or Buying Food?

Calfresh and the Solano County Food Bank can help! More resources are available through WIC. You can also see our brochure – “Where to Find Food in Solano County.”

California Project Lean
Bay Area Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative
Life’s Sweeter with Fewer Sugary Drinks: 10 Things Your Community Can Do
Potter Loves Water Fun for Kids
First 5 San Joaquin ReThink Your Drink Toolkit
Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative’s Sugar Savvy Material
New York County Department’s Pouring on the Pounds Ad Campaign

Visit your local farmers’ market this summer!

For a list of farmers’ markets in Solano, see below!

Benicia (Click here for more info!)
Where: Downtown Benicia on First Street, between B & D Streets
Day: Thursday
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Season: April 28
th to October 27th
Accepts: WIC/EBT (CalFresh)
Phone: (707) 745-9791

Fairfield (Click here for more info!)
“Thursdays on the Green” & Farmers’ Market
Where: On the corner of Jefferson & Texas Streets (on the lawn)
Day: Thursday
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Season: May 12
th to October 2nd
Accepts: WIC/EBT (CalFresh)
Phone: (707) 422-0103
Special note: Market Match is available here! DOUBLE your food dollars (up to $10 match)!

Rio Vista (Click here for more info!)
Where: Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Street
Day: Saturday
Time: 9am to 1pm
Season: May 14
th to November 19th
Accepts: Will accept EBT/WIC soon please check with the market during your visit.
Phone: (408) 831-8741

Vacaville
Gold Country Farmers’ Market

Where: Kaiser Medical Center (In front of Building A)
1 Quality Drive
Day: Tuesday
Time:10am to 2pm
Season: Year-round
Phone: (916) 663-2025

Vacaville Farmers’ Market  (Click here for more info!)
Where: Creekwalk Plaza
Day: Saturday
Time: 9am to 1pm
Season: May 5
th to October 8th
Accepts: WIC/EBT (CalFresh)
Phone: (925) 825-9090

Vallejo 
Vallejo Farmers’ Market
  (Click here for more info!)
Where: Georgia & Marin Street
Day: Saturday
Time: 9am to 2pm
Season: Year-round
Accepts: WIC/EBT (CalFresh)
Phone: (925) 825-9090
Special note: Market Match is available here! DOUBLE your food dollars (up to $10 per visit)!

Kaiser Vallejo Farmers’ Market (Click here for more info!)
Where: 975 Sereno Drive
Day: Friday
Time: 10am to 2pm
Season: Year-round
Accepts: WIC/EBT (CalFresh)
Phone: (925) 825-9090
Special note: Market Match is available here! DOUBLE your food dollars (up to $10 per visit)!

If you are enjoying a healthy Food or Beverage, tag us on Instagram or Twitter using #VibeSolano. You can also post your favorite pictures of you and your family safely on the go on our Facebook page!