Slow Food is good, clean and fair food.

The Slow Food Mission

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Snail of Approval

Covering the Illawarra

The Snail of Approval is an international recognition program for food producers, artisans, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes that clearly demonstrate a philosophy of adopting earth friendly practices.

Slow Food Saddleback has had an annual program of Snail of Approval Awards since 2019. The awards recognise local businesses, producers, restaurants and providers who follow the Slow Food principles of good, clean and fair food. The awards also recognise a concentration on recycling, sustainability and regeneration. Applicants are required to demonstrate all or most of these criteria.

A list of 2023-2024 awardees can be found here.

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Latest News

Join us on 22 June for a cheese making learning experience led by Jan Watson followed by a delicious matching lunch prepared by your Committee.

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You're invited to join Richard in the Slow Dough kitchen to learn how to make their famous heirloom tomato, parmesan and rosemary focaccia to take home and share with your family on 26 May. This is a members only event with limited numbers.

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Celebrate Autumn with us with drinks and dinner at Burnetts on Barney on 18 April.

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