Hooray- it’s spring, it’s Level 1 and many of us are emerging from lockdown with a fresh perspective on the importance of good, clean, fair food for all.  
We are celebrating three important and exciting events this spring – Terra Madre 2020, Slow Fish New Zealand and the Slow Food Auckland Snail of Approval.
Here’s how you can participate!

Terra Madre 2020

We can’t go to Italy so Terra Madre 2020 is coming to us – a digital and physical Slow Food Festival from October to April. An amazing programme across 6 months (mostly free). Visit the online programme.
Of course we are there – with Slow Fish and the Snail of Approval and more to come. We will keep you posted.
Tune into the Oceania launch on Saturday October 10th at 4pm!.
“For the launch of terra madre salone del gusto, our relay around the world begins in asia and oceania, where we confront the greatest problem that humanity has ever faced: the environmental and climate crisis”

Food Hui 2020 and Slow Fish New Zealand
Slow Fish NZ logo

A Slow Fish conversation during the Food Hui Festival.
11 am on Tuesday October 20 at Te Papa, Wellington. Tickets here.

Finally, after much planning and a few delays (thanks Covid) our first Slow Fish event is happening. Don’t worry if you can’t get to Wellington –  we will share the event with you, along with what comes next!
It has been very exciting to work with Eat New Zealand on this initiative.

“Slow Fish celebrates responsible artisanal fishing communities. As such,it’s a perfect fit for our Eat New Zealand #KnowYourFisher campaign. It will be an opportunity to listen to the voices and experiences of a handful of our artisanal fishers who are doing things differently – including Anutosh Cusack from Slow Food Auckland, Nate Smith from Gravity Fishing, Troy Bramley from Tora Collective and Jim Woods from Beauline.”

Slow Food Auckland Snail of Approval has Arrived

Snail of Approval

The Snail of Approval is a perfect expression of Slow Food in action – and is new to NZ.  It celebrates conscientious food and farm businesses, and helps consumers and other food businesses connect with them.
The Snail of Approval recognises businesses, organisations and people who produce, use, or promote food that is good, clean and fair.
GOOD: Food, which is delicious, nutritious, strengthens community and promotes diversity
CLEAN: Food which protects natural resources and promotes sustainability
FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
ALL: Food which is accessible to all and celebrates a diversity of cultures and traditions

We launch in November and look forward to introducing our first recipients to you and hosting some great events with them.
Of course, we will be inviting our members to the launch.

P.S We’ll be back very soon with more local events but right now make sure you check out the Kelmarna Gardens Spring Seedling Sale on Saturday and the new Scarecrow Organic Food Store in Mount Eden.