Slow Food in Australia

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Our concept of food is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.

News

Analysis on Production of Cured Pork Products

Wednesday, 17th November 2021. We are pleased to invite you to read Slow Food's new research study "European Quality Schemes, Between Identity-Shaping Values and the Market", by Chiara Palandri, Raffaella Ponzio, and Piero Sardo The study is an analysis of the production specifications for 176 cured pork products registered under one of the European Union's quality schemes, it fits in perfectly with the theme of this year's Cheese, "Consider the Animals.

COP26 KEEPS 1.5C ALIVE AND FINALISES PARIS AGREEMENT

Paris Agreement
Saturday, 13th November 2021 - COP26 ends with global agreement to accelerate action on climate this decade. - Two weeks of intense negotiations finally complete the Paris Rulebook. - For the first time COP agrees position on phasing down unabated coal power. - The Glasgow Climate Pact caps two years of diplomacy and ambition raising.

Slow Food: COP26 Addresses Agriculture but Focusses on Bad Solutions

Saturday, 7th November 2021- In order to meet climate neutrality by 2050, COP26 should pave the way for the transition towards agroecological food systems, where evidence shows that they keep carbon in the ground, support biodiversity, rebuild soil fertility and sustain yields over time, providing a basis for secure farm livelihoods and healthy diets for all. 

Projects

Perpetual Food Bowl Initiative

Have you ever toyed with the idea of growing a little of your own food but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you don’t have much space? We have just the package for you – introducing our new perpetual Food Bowl Kit! This exciting new project is designed to encourage and support novice gardeners to have a go at growing some food in their own space and it is wholly funded by Slow Food Hunter Valley.

Food Education

Slow Food believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced, and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food.

Earth Market

It is an international network of markets that works in accordance with the principles of Slow Food. The protagonists are small producers and food craftsmen. They sell only what they produce and can personally guarantee the quality of their products which are local, fresh, and seasonal. In Australia, Slow Food Hunter Valley organises the Maitland Earth Market.

Events

The movie"Rosemary's Way" and the star of the film, Rosemary Kariuki

Rosemary's Way
Kiama, NSW12 Dec 2021
Slow Food Saddleback is holding a special event to celebrate Terra Madre. It will be on Sunday 12 December at the Pavilion in Kiama. An afternoon/evening Slow Food delicious light food event and the showing of the film "Rosemary's Way" which evidences that "welcome" is more than a word, it is a movement. Rosemary Kariuki, the star of the film is this year’s Australian of the Year, (local hero), is attending on the day as our guest at the request of our members.

Wattle Seed Harvest and Bushfood Lunch

Beverley, WA12 Dec 2021
Swan Valley and Eastern Regions Slow Food and Noongar Land Enterprise Group (NLE) have organised a beautiful and tasty activity to commemorate Terra Madre and the end of the year. The event will be held on the 12th December from 10 am to 3 pm in Beverley.

Milton Eggs at Veggie Club

Milton Eggs at Veggie Club Slow Food NSW
Milton, NSW8 Dec 2021
"Meet the Producer on Farm" a Veggie Club Activity for Members and Friends of Slow Food South Coast, NSW. Josh Stuart will take us down to the chicken paddock and talk us through the farm philosophy and what it takes to produce these delicious eggs. We¹ll then move on to the grading sheds where we can get some hands on experience boxing and stamping eggs to take home.

Terra Madre 2020-21

Terra Madre is the largest international event dedicated to food, the environment, agriculture, and food politics, organized by Slow Food and it is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the activists, food producers, cooks, experts, academics, and youth who work daily to shape the future of food in a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable direction.

Terra Madre 2021 mainly went digital and run from October 8, 2020, to April 2021. In some regions of Australia, we had the opportunity to showcase the values and principles of Terra Madre. On every occasion, it was an unmissable global Slow Food festival to unite our food, our planet, and our future.

Terra Madre in Australia

Check the events that are happening in the Oceania region.

Terra Madre International

Terra Madre
Visit Terra Madre 2020-2021 and watch free digital events, or buy tickets to local physical events.