Northumberland and the Borders are famed for their excellent food producers
Berwick Food Festival is an annual feast of culture, heritage and food
When you join us you become part of something much larger than a local group
What’s Slow Food all about?
Slow Food is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life. It began as a response to the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today it has over 83,000 members in 107 countries around the world.
We believe the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or human health; that its producers should receive fair remuneration for their work.
Slow Food is a network of producers and people who simply love good food. Food producers are a key part of our movement and very much the inspiration for what we do.The rest of us are co-producers, not just consumers, because we bring more to the table than just our appetites. We want to know the people who make our food, know how they make it and what challenges they face in bringing it to us.
The Berwick ‘convivium’ or group was established in 2006 to celebrate the rich food heritage of this historic border town and its thriving food scene today. We organise talks, producer visits, restaurant outings and much more which are open to members and non-members. Our largest event is the annual Berwick Food Festival, now preparing for its fifth year in 2012.