Slowfood Saddleback to establish local grants

For anyone attending a meeting of Slow Food Saddleback, it is soon obvious why branches of the international movement are called a convivium.

In a very convivial atmosphere at their first meeting of the year, where they shared a BYO BBQ in the Jamberoo hinterland, the group raised over $1000 to help fund two new grants they will be offering to local food producers.

“We will be offering two $2000 grants to emerging farmers and producers for projects and initiatives that reflect Slow Food’s core philosophy of  good, clean and fair food,” says the group’s Leader, Celia Wade.

The money will be raised at a series of activities that spring from this philosophy, including farm visits, from scratch cooking workshops and dinner events.

“Our group promotes the use of local, seasonal and sustainable produce,” says Ms Wade.

“Our events and workshops are informative, enjoyable and a good way to meet like minded folk and share ideas. We are all about encouraging people to think about the issues surrounding the food they eat.”

New members are welcome. Details are at:


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