Do you know where your food comes from? Nowadays, we are often disconnected from our food and appear to have forgotten that food is medicine.
Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. The food production and consumption systems most common today are harmful to the earth, to its ecosystems and to the people that inhabit it.
Slow Food is a global organisation of people from different backgrounds, all growing, producing, and eating local food, making conscious choices, and creating awareness about the current food system in order to transform it into something fairer and more sustainable. Everyone can contribute to Good, Clean and Fair food through their choices and individual behaviour – Vote with Your Fork!
The objective of the KZN Midlands Slow Food Community is to connect consumers with producers of good food, enhance knowledge, build food diversity and good nutrition. To support innovative ways to link consumers with producers, manage and support Reko Markets in the Midlands, offer support and mentorship to producers aspiring to best practice, celebrate seasonal harvests, cherish traditional recipes and heritage varieties and promote conscious eating by telling stories of good producers, seeds, and foods. In other words, to promote wellness through food and community.
During the Midlands Wellness Festival, the KZN Midlands Slow Food Community will host farm open days, homesteading events, long table lunches, forages, food processing workshops focussed on celebrating the incredible produce and people of the KZN Midlands. Flavourful, inspiring events that are good for your body, good for your mind and good for our planet.