Have you heard of the Slow Food Movement?

Nikki Stephens

No, its nothing to do with the pace with which snails eat strawberries (sorry to any snail phobes out there who may have clicked in horror!).

What it really is is an approach to food that, according to www.slowfood.com, is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles:good, clean and fair. Whats not to love about that?

So, how can you incorporate these principles into your own personal approach to food? Buying local and organic is a huge start. And of course, limiting your consumption of the antithesis of the slow food movement: fast food.

Traditional cooking is another cherished principle that is celebrated by slow-food devotees. Here in Australia, theres also a particular emphasis on building community relationships between farms and market consumers.

The Sunshine Coast has embraced the concept, clever folk that we are, with the popularNoosa Slow Food organisationsupporting local growers and spreading the word through the School Kitchens Garden Project. We here at Sunshine Coast Organic Meats havent been slow off the mark either (geddit?), with our official inclusion, along with our regions other finest food providers, on the Snail of Approval Recipients List. This means weve been assessed as achieving that gold standard of the slow food movement: good, clean and fair.

If youd like to learn more about how to incorporate local produce, sourced and prepared with care, come chat to our friendly team today and embrace the sloooow life.