21 Louth Park Road
Maitland South, NSW 2320

Good, clean and fair food for all!

Slow Food promotes good, clean and fair food for all.

About us

Terra Madre in the Hunter Valley

In the Hunter we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to take care of when it comes to our food and food culture. That's why Terra Madre is so important to us.

Terra Madre

Regular meetings open to all

We meet regularly (usually once a month). Meetings are open to members, associates and interested members of the public. Check our calendar for details.


Projects (local, national and international)

We are involved in local, national and international projects that are all aimed at bringing good, clean and fair food to all.


New members are always welcome

Through Slow Food Hunter Valley you will become a member of a local network of volunteers committed to enjoying the pleasures of food, saving food cultures and working to maintain biodiversity.

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Our achievements continue to grow

We are proud of the work we have done over the years. We continue to work hard to bring about change, even on the smallest scale

What's the buzz?

Our talking dinners will stimulate your thinking

Our talking dinners are open to members, friends and the general public. These dinners raise awareness of how we can affect the end-to-end food supply chain in positive ways.

Ark of Taste

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Where to catch us next!

Terra Madre Scholarships (Apply Now)

Terra Madre 2018 Up to four scholarships - worth up to $2,500 each - are on offer from Slow Food Hunter Valley. The scholarships were launched on the 26th March by chef and restaurateur, Tim Montgomery, the 2016 scholarship winner, Tom...

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Next Market (17 May)

IT'S PUMPKIN SEASON. Check out our Pumpkin World page before your come to Maitland's very own paddock to plate Slow Food Earth Market. When? Thursday 17 May 2018 (2pm to 6pm). Held in The Levee (High Street, Maitland) on the first and...

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Next Meeting (3 Jul)

The next general meeting is on 3 July. Our general meetings are held every second month with executive-only meetings held in the alternate months. For a full list of all scheduled meetings (general and committee meetings) in 2018 please see...

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Blacksmith’s Day (16 Jun)

Enjoy this day-long social gathering at local blacksmith Will Maguire’s workshop at Branxton. The local community and general public are invited to bring along worn or damaged (metal) items of some intrinsic value in need of repair. A group of...

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What’s Up?

Supporting Buy a Bale

Slow Food Hunter Valley volunteers have been raising money to support the Buy a Bale Hunter Appeal for our local farmers. According to the Maitland Mercury “The Maitland Mercury, Newcastle Herald, Hunter Valley News and The Scone Advocate have joined forces with the charity Rural Aid and its Buy A Bale Campaign to help Hunter farmers as they fight to survive the dry conditions” (see full details here).

Pumpkin Word

Check out our Pumpkin World page. We are currently building a long list of pumpkins (many of which are grown around Maitland) and the qualities of those pumpkins. If you want to add to this page or send your special pumpkin recipe, feel free to email us (check our Contact Us page).

Join Us

Want to join us as a member, volunteer or become a friend on our mailing list? See our Membership page.

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A Fast Read of Slow Food news

07 Mar

Hunter Drought on Global Radar

As a devastating drought continues to impact Hunter Valley - and other NSW - farmers, Slow Food volunteers in the Hunter region...

31 Oct

ABC’s Women’s Work

On ABC' Women's Work, read about how Amorelle Dempster turned a field of muddy pumpkins into a slow food revolution.

02 Jul

Thanks To Warners Bay Community Garden

Our friends at Warners Bay Community Garden  Inc. volunteered to turn several boxes of donated aprons into bags that can be used...

10 May

Tocal 2017 and Bake and Burn

The Tocal Field Days were held on May 5, 6 and 7 this year. Slow Food Hunter Valley was engaged to look after...

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