Back to the Land
Vacaville’s small farms and outdoor experiences feed its agritourism ventures
Minutes from the Vacaville Premium Outlets, small farms dot the countryside, and local farmers tend the land. Their labor produces a bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs; bundles of lavender and flowers; olive oil; wine; yarn spun from alpaca fleece; raw honey; and fresh eggs.
The Harvest’s Worth
The agricultural industry in Solano County is big business locally and globally
Sean Favero wipes beads of sweat from his brow as he drives his tractor and attached hay baler in a field at his farm in Dixon. The machine gathers dried alfalfa, forms it into squares and catapults them into a wagon behind the baler.
Building a Biotech Hub
Available land and an educated workforce has made Vacaville an attractive place for biotechnology companies
Since its founding in the 1800s, Vacaville has been known for its rich soil and agricultural production. But another kind of production has made Vacaville an internationally recognized hot spot in recent decades: biotechnology.
City initiatives are underway to revitalize Vacaville’s core to attract businesses and residents
Overshadowed by the Nut Tree road stop and retail center, downtown Vacaville doesn’t always get as much attention by tourists and locals. However, it only took one visit to convince Leslie Silver that it was the perfect spot to start her new business.