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.

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Where to catch up with us next!

Next Meeting (5 Sep)

Our next meeting is to be held on Tue, 5 Sep (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.

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Next Market (7 Sep)

Our next Earth Market is Thursday 7th Sep (2pm to 6pm) and will be held in The Levee (High Street, Maitland). What will you find there? Broccoli, white Sebago potatoes, cauliflowers, spinach, west Australian grey pumpkins, kale, sugar pumpkins, lemons, limes, spinach,...

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Next Talking Dinner (24 Sep)

Our next Talking Dinner is going to be lunch (just to mix things up a little). The luncheon will be held at Galloway Beef's farm on Sunday, 24 September. Join us for this will be a paddock to plate event.

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Next Talking Garden (22 Oct)

Our next Talking Garden is an all day event. Join us as we visit four incredibly diverse food gardens in and around Maitland. Learn about the challenges facing local growers, see what others are doing and be inspired by what...

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Join Slow Food

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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