Slow Food Singleton

What is Slow Food?

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation focused on preventing the loss of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of 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 originated in Italy in 1986 as a response to the growth of fast food. When the first McDonald's was set to open near the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italian journalist Carlo Petrini gathered his friends in protest - where instead of brandishing signs, they dished out bowls of penne pasta to passers-by. Their slogan: "We don't want fast food.. we want slow food!".

Although the establishment of McDonald's in Italy was uninhibited by the efforts, the Slow Food movement was born, giving voice to another way of thinking about food and three years following the initial protest, Petrini and representatives of 15 countries met in Paris for the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto, detailing what they described as a Fast Life.

For further information on Slow Food International, click here

What is Slow Food Singleton?

Slow Food Singleton is our local community group dedicated to:

  • raising awareness of the importance of growing, preparing and consuming seasonal and local produce;
  • recovering, promoting and redistributing local food to avoid food waste;
  • encouraging diversity of food.

Singleton Edible Garden Ramble 

Slow Food Singleton is collaborating with Singleton Community Gardens this coming October in organising the Singleton Edible Garden Ramble. The initiative provides an opportunity for local growers to open up their gardens to visitors and share local knowledge, practices and techniques. 

"This is not about 'perfect or pretty' gardens - we are keen to find a range of edible gardens: ones just getting started, or a couple of years in, established ones, tiny ones, big ones, permaculture ones in different stages... we will be pleased for you to join us in the Ramble!" 

- Slow Food Singleton

If you are a resident of the Singleton LGA and are interested in showcasing your garden in the Ramble, please fill in the Expression of Interest form and a member from Slow Food Singleton will be in touch. 

For further information on how to participate or connect with the community group, head to the Slow Food Singleton on Facebook or email the group directly at