Local Slow Food groups, Slow Food Saddleback and Slow Food Berry to Jervis Bay, are hoping their new annual Snail of Approval awards will become a deciding factor in people’s food choices, just as they are overseas.
“Our Snail of Approval winners represent farmers and producers, retailers, cafes and restaurants, and cover the area from North of Kiama to Huskisson,” says the Leader of Slow Food Saddleback, Celia Wade.
“Locals and visitors can be confident that where they see the Snail of Approval logo they are assured of the Good, Clean and Fair food championed by the Slow Food movement.
“The recipients are protecting biodiversity and aiming for sustainability in their endeavours, while producing delicious food.”
Nominees were put through a rigorous vetting process to ensure the integrity of their operations.
“The awards will be presented on an annual basis, to encourage others to take part and ensure our high standards continue to be met,” she says.
Inaugural Snails of approval 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 Café – Berry
Main Deck Café – Huskisson
Hampden Deli – Kangaroo Valley
Dandelion & Mallow Wholefood Kitchen – Gerringong
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 – Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley Harvest – Kangaroo Valley
Terrewah Farm – Kangaroo Valley
Strong Organics– Nowra
Rosebank Meats – Kiama