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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What's happening?

Earth Market (1st / 3rd Thur)

Joins us  (2pm to 6pm) on the first and third Thursday of the month in The Levee for a "paddock to plate" experience at Maitland's Slow Food Earth Markets. June to December dates are published on this page. Alternatively, ask our stallholders...

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Earth Markets Pre-packed Boxes

Ordering: Pre-purchase your pre-packed box of local produce and collect from Maitland's Earth Markets. Boxes must be pre-purchased through Try Bookings (the cost is $35 per box). From our Home page, click the Read More link to navigate to the Earth...

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Next General Meeting (6 Nov)

The next general meeting is on 6 November. 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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Feeding our Future – You Can Help

Good evening, We wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the farmers who provided the vegetables in a care package that was delivered recently to our family in Scone. We are a farming family from [the Upper Hunter]. ...

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Community Cooking

The Community Cooking program at Slow Food Hunter Valley has been providing thousands of meals each year to the Maitland Community Centre. Our mid-August figures show that in 2018 we have, to date, produced 2024 meals (or 678kg of food)....

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What’s Up?

Feeding our Future

Do you want to help with drought-relief? Do you want to “feed the future” of Australian farming? Are you wondering what small (or large) thing you can do to help? Well – wonder no more! Here’s what you can do … (see full details here).

Scholarship Winners

Our Terra Madre Scholarship winners have been announced. Our Terra Madre Chef Scholarship winner is Thomas Boyd. Our Terra Madre Earth Market Scholarship winner is Liam Dennis. Our Terra Madre Young Farmer Scholarship winner is Leisha Parkinson from Hamilton (see full details here).

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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