Slow Food Saddleback News

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 awardees 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.