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July 2020 Slow Food Brisbane Newsletter is attached and includes post lockdown Lunch, Menu and Wines, Native Ingredients Cooking Class, Rani’s Spice Tour, Yajambee Farm, Luvaberry Farm, Gardening and Soil Regeneration and a link to Recipe Corner.

Hello all slow food members and friends,

With Covid restrictions beginning to be lifted we are able to plan events for members and friends. We are finalising our program of slow events, cooking experiences, visits and slow lunches. In the meantime check out our Snails ( who have been keeping very busy. They have all had to be creative to ensure that their good, clean and fair produce is able to be delivered to the market and the consumers. In addition, they have had to keep their businesses alive.  Thank you for your support. A quick update:

  • Jamie Facebook: Yajambee Farms has been very busy keeping up with the demands of her business (see her interview in the July newsletter)
  • Nikki Facebook: Chokola’j is developing a new range of chocolate bars (this sounds fantastic)
  • Dale has relaunched her website and has developed a range of new products and cooking classes.  She has also done some online cooking classes. One that we shared on The Cheeseboard Facebook page.
  • QRoasters continue to offer sustainable coffee and have also become a local food collection point for Suncoast fruit and vegetable boxes and Piggy in the Middle pastured eggs and bacon.  They are also encouraging farmers and producers to set up a stall in their car park.
  • Tay has had a holiday while Newstead Brewing is re- working its post lockdown approach
  • Andrew McCrea continues to work at Parliament house and develop his menu
  • At The Cheeseboard we are continuing with our online ordering and home delivery. We have a hamper range as well.  We have expanded our product range of local makers and are developing our schedule of taste workshops that show case local makers.
  • Mandy from Luvaberry Strawberry Farm whose strawberries are simply delicious and is now open on Sundays, She has online shopping available at their Farm Gate. Mandy is our newest snail. Welcome. 

International Update:

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020 event will be different. The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced Slow Food International to rethink the features and format of the bi-annual September/October Turin event. 

As soon as we have more information and news about how to participate and about the events’ web platform, we will inform you. 

Slow regards, Wendy Downes, Leader, SFB