Local growers and producers play a critical role in our food community. What better way to promote Good, Clean and Fair Food than by getting to know the people that grow and provide your food and 'Shaking the hand that feeds you'?
For the past three years, Slow Food Shoalhaven has been able to award grants to a total value of AUD $15,000 to eligible producers in our region. Successful recipients have used our funds to purchase specialised equipment, animals and enrolled in relevant training to assist in their enterprises. A new AUD $5000 Grant Round will be announced soon. If you are a local grower/producer, we strongly encourage you to apply. Its easy and won't take a lot of time. Click on the link below to find out more or contact us through the contact page. Application forms will be uploaded when the new Grant Round is open. If you would like to make a donation towards our Grant Fund, please contact us!
Shoalhaven region has become a destination for lovers of food (for good reason!) and many come to taste our delicious local produce. Visitors and locals alike want to know where their food is coming from, and how/by whom it is grown. They choose to eat local produce if they know where to find it. As part of our commitment to support and promote our local producers and growers we are compiling a free Producers Directory which will be available as a booklet as well as online. If you are a local producer and wish to be included on the SFS Producers Directory, please fill in the attached form and return to us, or contact us through the contact page.
Any thriving food community needs access to fresh local produce, and Farmers Markets have been proven to provide jobs and economic prosperity in local communities. So we're always keen to participate in and support local Farmers Market(s) where you can really 'shake the hand that feeds you'. Come and say hi next time you visit your local Farmers Market!