21 Louth Park Road
Maitland South, NSW 2320

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.

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What's happening?

Earth Market (1st / 3rd Thur) – NEW TIME

Joins us  (12.30pm to late afternoon) 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. From 1 Nov the Earth Markets will move west (1 block along...

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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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Grow Garlic – Learn How (21 Nov)

Aimed at educating and inspiring growers on any sized acreage to grow high-value Australian garlic using good, sustainable practices, this is the first of a series of six events. The events will include seminars, marketing and a garlic degustation lunch....

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Food for Change – Competition on NOW!

 It's on again! Our November Food for Change Challenge! Join a global effort to reduce climate change by eating less meat and more legumes, nuts and seeds. You are invited to take up the Slow Food Food for Change challenge this...

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Mango Rescue

Mangos Mangos Mangos! This Thursday at the Earth Market you can get pesticide free, biodynamically grown Kensington Pride mangos right here in Maitland.

Spring brings abundance and right now it’s mangos – which are the focus of this season’s food rescue. The mangos are are on their way from Townsville and will be sold at the Earth market this Thursday 15th November (remember the earlier start time of 12.30pm).

Seven pickers picked all day to rescue a ton of mangos! They couldn’t rescue them all but they have done their best and the result is a ton of mangos bound for Maitland.

This food rescue has come about because when the mangos are ready in the Townsville region, they are picked in a three week period, creating a glut. Small-scale farmers like Helen and Bruce Hill cannot compete on price and volume so their prod, so this ton of mangos would be wasted and another farmer left without an income. So in keeping with Slow Food’s “no waste” philosophy and in support of our current November Food for Change campaign, shoppers can stock up and know that an Australian farmer is selling their crop right here in Australia and Maitland is doing its bit.

So come down to the markets this Thursday. Make a dish with mangos, add pulses, seeds and nuts and enter our Food for Change competition. Or post your creation on the Maitland Mercury Facebook pages.  There are prizes to be won but, more importantly, Maitland will have another way for consumers to support Australia’s small-scale farmers, reduce food waste and feel like we are making a small contribution against global warming, climate change and the inequitable nature of our mainstream food system.

Slow food Hunter Valley would like to thank Townsville farmers Bruce and Helen Hill. We are also pleased and proud to partner with the Maitland Mercury and the Maitland City council to bring this delicious food rescue to our city.

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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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