In 2019 we welcomed the Brisbane Slow Food Group to the farm, we had a wonderful farm tour and talked about our War on Waste journey and freeze-dry range.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance 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. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.
Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and change the world as a result.
Now, fast forward to 2020 and LuvaBerry has officially been awarded the Slow Foods Snail of Approval. The Snail of Approval recognises producers, chefs, restaurant owners and food outlets to use and promote good, clean and fair ingredients from the local area.
Businesses can be recognised if they are making efforts to produce food which is good, clean and fair.
- GOOD: seasonal, local, quality, flavoursome and healthy food
- CLEAN: sustainable production with low impact on the environment
- FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers and staff/workers
The only strawberry farm in the area to receive the Snail of Approval, Mandy from LuvaBerry was emotional accepting the award, “It’s so humbling and rewarding to be recognised for our hard work. A few years ago we wanted to make a difference and challenge the way we think about waste on farms. It finally feels like your journey and effort is making a difference so thank you.”