Slow Food

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

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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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What's happening?

Earth Market (1st and 3rd Thur)

Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples are once again on offer at the Slow Food Earth Markets, Maitland. The apples are unwaxed, freshly picked and have not been in cold storage. Join us  (12.30pm to late afternoon). Local apples from Tilse...

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Chilli Drive 3 to 30 Jun

Do you have any hot chillies? Do you think they are too hot to eat?  That’s OK because we want them!  We are in the middle of chilli season and those fiery little devils are ripening beautifully. Many of us...

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Calendar 2019

Our calendar for 2019 consists of monthly meetings (on the 1st Tuesday of each month) and our regular Earth Market (on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month). We also play a significant role in a number of events...

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Farmer’s Bowl at Coquun

The initiative: Coquun and Slow Food Hunter Valley are partnering to bring you the Farmer's Bowl meal this winter. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month - immediately after the Slow Food Earth Market - Coquun will be offering...

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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, volunteers and friends who would like to join us. 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

05 Jun

Chilli Drive

Do you have a glut of hot chillies? Are they so hot you think no one can eat them? Are you wondering...

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...

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