Our Food Communities

The Food Communities below are self organised groupings of people, organisations or producers who are committed to living, sharing or promoting the common aims and activities of the Slow Food movement.

To join one of these communities, please apply to their contact person as listed below.

To view all Food Communities in a region, click on the map below.

To start a Food Community, complete the online registration form.

The Food Communities below are self organised groupings of people, organisations or producers who are committed to living, sharing or promoting the common aims and activities of the Slow Food movement.

To join one of these communities, please apply to their contact person as listed below.

To view all Food Communities in a region, click on the map below.

To start a Food Community, complete the online registration form.

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Cape Town region
Western Cape / Cape Town
Slow Food Cape Town region is the former local convivium (chapter) for Cape Town. Good food is delicious, natural and part of a cultural heritage. Clean food is grown sustainably, in an environmentally responsible manner. Fair food is produced by farmers and artisans who have food sovereignty: they are free to choose how, when, where and what food they produce, and are adequately remunerated and respected for their work.We achieve this by:- Safeguarding local and indigenous dishes, made according to traditional methods, - Giving preference to foods that are grown and produced sustainably, by small farmers and producers, using traditional skills and methods, - Regarding mealtimes as an opportunity to celebrate our relationships and cultures, - Believing the enjoyment of food is a right of all people.We offer monthly activities to promote these values. These events include meals, tastings, lectures and producer visits. Guests are welcome to attend.
Stephen Flesch
021 710 5454
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Cape Wild Foods project
Western Cape / Cape Town
The Cape Wild Foods project is made from people passionate about exploring and cooking with Western Cape indigenous ingredients. They use both contemporary and traditional methods, and are actively pursuing ways to encourage a more widespread growth and usage of indigenous foods. Nearly all of the indigenous ingredients they use are foraged and are not commercially available. They wish to address the situation and are actively collaborating with a range of food growing projects where they assist in introducing indigenous crops. They offer illustrated talks at events, garden clubs and nurseries to further encourage the growing and harvesting of some of these foods in individual gardens and on urban and country farms.
Loubie Rusch
082 314 7200
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Cheese Makers of South Africa
Gauteng / Johannesburg
The community includes South Africa's artisan cheese makers from across the country.1. Wegraakbosch Nipper Thompson Sylvia Thompson2. Klippiesveld Kaas Ilsa Naude Williw Naude3. Belnori Boutique Cheese Rina Belcher Norman Belcher4. Healeys Cheddar Yannik le Roux5. Dalewood Fromage Petrina Visser Rob Visser6. Udderly Delicious Carla Bryan7. Foxenburg Marianne Hemmes8. Pepe Charlot Gerald Tanesse9. Ganzvlei Chris Metlerkamp10. Gay’s Dairy Gay van Hasselt11. Simply Natural Nicky Prudhon12. Noah’s Cheese Danie Crowther Marietjie Crowther13. Baris Cheese Estee van Aswegen14. Buffalo Ridge Wayne Rademeyer15. Langbaken Cheese Fransie Schoeman Pieter Schoeman16. La Petit France Grant Warren17. Montagu Cheese Denham Bowker Louise Bowker18. Ovis Angelica Elmarie van Aswegen19. Swissland Cheese Fran Vermaak20. Boschhoek Cheese Gary Murray
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Eastern Highlands Region producers
Free State / Clarens, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg
The community is centered around the towns of Clarens, Ficksburg and Fouriesburg and includes a diverse community of producers.1. Noah's Cheese Danie & Marietjie Crowther Raw milk Cheese 2. Tresleys Fine Foods Trevor and Wesley Charcuterie 3. Wanita's Table Wanita Sugar free preserves, jams and Tobasko 4. Baris Monger Estee van Aswegen Goats milk cheese 5. Ionia Cherries Lynette Maritz Cherry preserves, jams, chutneys and rusks
Brian Dick
084 619 2792
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Giyani region
Limpopo
Themba Chauke
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Good Hope Gardens
Western Cape / Cape Town
The gardens are situated on a smallholding in Cape Point, south of Cape Town at a family farm where indigenous plants are grown. There are five growing gardens with seasonal vegetables – total area just over 1.5 acres. On the farm there are also chickens and ducks for eggs and meat, goats and sheep for milk and meat, several beehives and a pig to help with the rotation of the soil for new food gardens.After harvesting crops and culling animals, a certain portion is given to community members helping out in the process. The food produced feeds the family and surplus and cash crops are sold to the local organic market in Scarborough and to the local restaurant. Farmers in the area have joined together in a group, meeting once a month and sharing information, ideas, problems, seeds and recipes. The farm also runs courses such as foraging, garden walks, cooking workshops and a veggie club.
Roushanna Gray
0722344804
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Haenertsburg region
Limpopo / Haenertsburg
Food production and markets.
Sylvia Thompson
071 6875 218
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Johannesburg region
Gauteng / Johannesburg
The Johannesburg region is the former Johannesburg convivium which encompasses supporters who have an interest in supporting the ethos of 'Good, Clean and Fair' as embodied by Slow Food. The community holds regular events and meetings including the annual 'Soweto Eat In' amongst other events. Please contact us to join us at our upcoming events.
Brian Dick
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