About Slow Food
Slow Food is an international, grass-roots organisation, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of the fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Slow Food involves millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food in the UK is the umbrella body formed by Slow Food England, Slow Food Scotland, Slow Food Cymru and Slow Food Northern Ireland. We have local groups all around the UK and, here in the North West, we currently have groups in Cumbria, Lancashire and Liverpool.
- GOOD: quality, flavoursome and healthy food
- CLEAN: production that doesn’t harm the environment
- FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
Slow Food North West
Our groups are formed from a network of dedicated volunteer members, organising various events and activities to promote and share the Slow Food ethos. In addition to this, Slow Food North West has a number of business supporters. These can be small food businesses endorsing and/or practising the Slow Food ethos or other businesses that simply wish to support our cause.
If you, too, feel strongly that change is needed in the current food system and would like to join us in searching out and celebrating the amazing local food cultures and traditions we have around us here in the North West, please subscribe today. Your membership to Slow Food can cost as little as £1 per month and will contribute to support valuable food projects and campaigns locally, in other parts of the UK and around the world.
Where to find Slow Food in the North West
Here in the North West, we’re really fortunate to have some of the UK’s finest food and drink being grown, reared and produced right here on our doorstep. The freshest fruit and vegetables. The creamiest, sharpest and crumbliest of cheeses. The most succulent and flavoursome meat. Not to mention the excellent fish and seafood!
To make it easier for you to find who produces this great food and drink, as well where you can buy and eat it, we’ve created a local food map on the website. However, there’s also a number of these businesses going above and beyond the usual standards, and doing a great job of upholding and promoting the Slow Food ethos of good, clean and fair. Therefore, we thought we should identify these businesses on the ‘Slow Food’ map below, so you know what they do and where to find them.
Do you know of any other food and drink businesses we could add to the ‘Slow Food’ map?
Please get in touch!