Getting to know bees – morning tea and question time

Getting to know bees is our theme for March.  Come along to a morning tea and question time to learn lots of detail about honey in a local setting.

Honey flavoured treats and tea and coffee will be shared but please bring your own mug to help us save on the washing up.

When:  Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 10.30am

Where: 7 Armstrong Avenue, Gerringong

Cost:  Slow Food Saddleback members – $20, non members – $30

To book:  Try Booking:

Any suggestions?

Your Committee spends a lot of time organising and managing funds and membership.  We are always on the look out for more activities and then of course people to help organise and help on the day.

If you have any suggestions or special contacts please be in touch by sending an email to or talk to us at any of our events.  Your input will be most welcome.

Our presence around the area is now recognised by many and that encourages good, clean and fair food for all.

Snail of Approval Awards and Business Development Grant 2023-2024

Our special producers, farmers and restaurants deserve our recognition, and your Committee now awarded the 2023 – 2024 Snails of Approval (presented at Kiama Farmers Market on 13 December 2023).

Our recipients this year are again a diverse collection of businesses, who continue to strive to produce Good, Clean and Fair food in our area and for our community.

The 2023-2024 awards go to:

Atlas and Flora, organic farmers (Facebook)
Buena Vista Farm
Gung’s Thai Food
Hywel’s Lemonade
Miss Arda Restaurant
Moonacres Kitchen
Mountain Range Nursery
Ola Chola Food Truck (Instagram)
Silica Restaurant
The Quarry Cafe at Burnett’s on Barney
The Blue Swimmer Restaurant
Top Shop Kiama (Facebook)
Tilda and Cacoa

The awardees have received a certificate and a plaque to display at their businesses so visitors and locals alike will know they are businesses worthy of support, and who are part of a world wide Slow Food organisation.

They  were also invited to apply for a Business Development Grant, the aim being to fund one of our good, clean and fair local producers or businesses to pursue a development that might otherwise be outside their means.

The Committee as usual had a difficult choice, but the award went to The Quarry Cafe at Burnetts on Barney.

The business plan for The Quarry Cafe will enable the expansion of Crop and Swap, and continue a program of taste education by connecting producers with the public –  a portable shed will be converted into a cooking space and provide room for using local producers’ excess in preserving and eliminating waste.

Your continued Membership and support of Slow Food Saddleback allows this program to flourish.

Please contact our Convivium Leader, Celia Wade  at if you have any queries.

Celebrate the new year with a Bring and Share meal

2023 – 2024 Snails of Approval have been awarded and we are pleased to offer the recipients the opportunity to apply for our Business Development Award.

Our recipients this year are again a diverse collection of businesses, who continue to strive to produce Good, Clean and Fair food in our area and for our community.

We will get together for a Bring and Share meal to make the presentation and to start another year of Slow Food Saddleback events and get togethers.

A Bring and Share meal if you haven’t attended one before is a relaxed way of contributing to a special meal – we all contribute something delicious on the night, you can do first course or dessert, whatever you choose, and plates go on the table for all to sample.
Also bring your own drinks – we will provide plates, cutlery glasses etc.

When:  Friday, 2 February 2024, 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Celia and Des’s home – 15 Taylor Street, Kiama

Cost:  $10 to confirm attendance and start our finances for 2024

To book:  Try Booking:

Please contact Celia Wade at
if you have any queries.