Last Saturday Slow Food Waitakere took part to the first Food Festival in Glen Eden, a community led festival organized by several local groups with the help of Auckland Council and the Waitakere Ranges Local Board. 

Outdoors and indoors stalls entertained several hundred visitors with World food, free cooking demos, informations about community gardens, seed and composting, food sharing and more. Live music and entertainment for the children were enjoyed by all, and our own Slow Food Waitakere stall also had a game for the little ones: guess what kind of fruit is in the bag and win (a pear and an apple). Everyone was a winner! Our committee member Regina did a wonderful cooking demo with a Pacific Beat theme. She prepared Vermicelli Chicken Lemon Salad and Oka i’a, raw fish salad.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped making this event so successful, it was a pleasure working with you!