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 up with us next!

Next Market (19 Oct)

Our next Slow Food Earth Market Maitland is Thursday 19th Oct (2pm to 7pm) and will be held in The Levee (High Street, Maitland). Remember - the first and third Thursday of the month. What will you find there? Beetroot, silverbeet and...

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The challenge is on to eat locally. Through the Slow Food Earth Market, Maitland four people will win a $50 market hamper. The competition runs for the next two markets (19th Oct and 2nd Nov). Just purchase a mystery bag from...

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Next Talking Gardens (22 Oct) ALMOST FULL

Our Spring 2017 Talking Gardens is almost full so be quick! Book your seat on our next Talking Gardens tour. In this an all-day event we visit four incredibly diverse food gardens in and around Maitland. Learn about the challenges...

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Next Meeting (7 Nov)

Our next meeting is to be held on Tue, 7th Nov (6pm) at the Readers Cafe and Larder, 3 Garnett Road, East Maitland. Please bring food to share. See our meetings page for RSVP and other details. Remember, this meeting is usually held on the...

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Join Slow Food

Slow Food Hunter Valley is a group of volunteers who offer their time to support and run projects that raise awareness of the importance of eating seasonal and local produce, encourage food diversity, help distribute (and redistribute) food on a more equitable basis, keep our food clean and reduce food waste. Most of all, Slow Food Hunter Valley seeks to protect taste, flavour and biodiversity through local projects, campaigns, community engagement and educational programs.

We welcome new members. As a member of Slow Food Hunter Valley you will join a group of local volunteers at work and play. As a Slow Food member you will also be part of a large international, national and local network of committed individuals who are focussed on keeping our food clean, saving food cultures and working to maintain biodiversity. As a member of Slow Food Hunter Valley you will be asked to do as little or as much as you feel comfortable doing. You will meet people, have the opportunity to participate in projects, you will make a difference, and above all else you will have fun! See our Membership page.

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A Fast Read of Slow Food news

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...

19 Apr

Slow Food Markets Help Give Farming a Future

Liam Dennis is our youngest Terra Madre farmer. See what Liam has to say about Slow Food Markets and his farming future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HHPdZRbB9k

18 Apr

I LOVE the Markets

I wanted to say thanks for getting these markets together. Ten days after my husband and I did our shopping there the...

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