Slow Food Saddleback News

Snail of Approval Awards

Slow Food Saddleback joined forces with the Berry to Jervis Bay group this week to award the inaugural Snail of Approval annual awards. The groups are anticipating that the awards will become a deciding factor in people’s food choices, just as they are overseas. 

Nominees were put through a rigorous vetting process to ensure the integrity of their operations and include farmers and producers, retailers, cafes and restaurants.

Slow Food Saddleback Leader, Celia Wade, said locals and visitors can be confident that where they see the Snail of Approval logo they can be assured of good, clean and fair food.

“The recipients are protecting biodiversity and aiming for sustainability in their endeavours while producing delicious food,” she said.

Adam from Buena Vista with Mayor Mark Honey and Slow Food Saddleback Leader Celia Wade.

The awards were presented by Kiama Mayor, Mark Honey, and the 2019 Kiama Showgirl, Sarah Young, at the Kiama Farmers’ Market on Wednesday April 3 and will be presented on an annual basis to ensure the high standards continue to be met.

Snails of Approval were awarded to:

Restaurants and Cafes

Silica Restaurant and Bar – Kiama
South on Albany – Berry
The Blue Swimmer at Seahaven – Gerroa
The General Cafe – Kangaroo Valley
The Garden Cafe – Berry
Main Deck Cafe – Huskisson
Hampden Deli – Kangaroo Valley


Dandelion & Mallow Wholefood Kitchen – Gerringong

Farm Produce

Buena Vista Farm – Gerringong
The Pines – Kiama
Schottlanders Wagyu – Rose Valley
Butcher Berts Produce – Southern Highlands
Target Creek Farm – Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley Olives – Kangaroo Valley
Mountain Range Farm – Dapto
Kangaroo Valley Harvest – Kangaroo Valley
Terrewah Farm – Kangaroo Valley
Strong Organics – Nowra


Rosebank Meats – Kiama