There is increasing demand in Noosa for good, clean, ethically-grown food
SLOW food is a movement to bring back the beauty of eating. In an era of so-called ‘fast’ food, more people want to get back to clean, locally produced fare.
WHAT exactly is slow food? Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.
Philosophy: Slow Food stands at the crossroads of ecology and gastronomy, ethics and pleasure. It opposes the standardisation of taste and culture. We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to the pleasure of good food and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible. Our association believes in the concept of neo-gastronomy – recognition of the strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture.
Vision: We envision a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
Mission: Slow Food is an international grassroots membership organisation promoting good, clean and fair food for all.
Good, Clean and Fair: Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:
GOOD – a fresh and flavoursome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture.
CLEAN – food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health.
FAIR – accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.
It defends biodiversity in our food supply, promotes food and taste education and connects sustainable producers.
Slow Food Noosa hosts monthly breakfast talks and has established the Snail of Approval to inspire producers, chefs, restaurant owners and food outlets to use and promote good, clean, fair ingredients from our local area.
Slow Food Noosa president Ericka Hackett is proud to be part of the Snail of Approval global network.