Good Harvest recognised with the Slow Food Snail of Approval
Apr 07, 2021
The Australian-first Snail of Approval program is an initiative of Slow Food Noosa and is part of an international network of more than one million supporters from more than 160 countries that seek to acknowledge and encourage good, clean and fair food.
Yesterday we were with 15 other local superstars doing amazing things for food in our region and our planet including:
- Fraser Isle Spanner Crab
- Hungry Feel Eating House Buderim
- Hunters Garden
- Mighty Bean Tempeh
- Kandanga Farm Store
- Kin Kin State School & Playgroup
- Lindols Macadamias
- Purity Essential Oils
- Suncoast Limes
- Garnisha Curries
- Maleny Cheese Factory
- southern cross small goods
- Unreel Seafood
- Marlee-May Farm
Slow Food Noosa President Erika Hackett said the Snail of Approval was a great way to recognise the true champions of local food in the region.
“It’s great to reward the people who are taking the time and effort to create or grow good, clean and fair food – and the chefs, restaurants, cafes and food producers who support local, seasonal and ethical food,” she said.
“The program launched in the latter half of 2017 and the addition of this year’s recipients will bring the total number to 80.
“From producers and food artisans to restaurant owners, chefs – and now even a school, the Snail of Approval program places the region firmly on the global foodie map as creators and champions of responsible food,” she said.
“The “Snail of Approval” will also provide a quality assurance guide for residents and visitors on the farmers, producers, chefs, restaurants and food outlets who are the local leaders in following the international Slow Food philosophy of good, clean and fair.”
Mrs Hackett said she was proud that the local group of volunteers had managed to launch and grow the Australian-first initiative, which was based on similar programs operated by other Slow Food groups in Italy, Bali and America.
For more details on Slow Food Noosa check out their facebook page, they have some fab events coming up too for everyone to enjoy!!!