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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Slow PLANT
Western Cape / Cape Town
Slow Plant aims to promote, and activate for a whole-foods plant-based diet, and infuse this sphere with the qualities of Good, Clean and Fair.Globally, there is a significant move towards a plant-based diet, and there is an importance to ground this shift in the qualities of good, clean, and fair food and away from being merely a food trend, that falls in line with the industrial food culture of highly processed and intensively farmed foods.Slow Plant calls for kindness throughout, not only in regard to excluding animal products from our diets, but extending this to the farmers, suppliers, producers, kitchen teams and our planet, at large. This translates to the inclusion of environmental sustainability tenets, like refusing single use plastic and creating menus brimming with local, seasonal and naturally farmed produce
Filippa Harrington
072 615 4744
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Suid Bokkeveld Rooibos Tea Producers
Northern Cape / Nieuwoudtville
Created in 2001, the Heiveld cooperative aims to produce rooibos tea using traditional methods and to sell the product on the European market in order to improve members’ livelihoods. The community has around 500 members, including small landowners and farm workers, who live and work in somewhat isolated conditions in Suid Bokkeveld, an arid and drought-stricken area about 75 kilometers from the nearest village.Many members of the community also work on large agricultural farms to increase their income. The tea is made from around 95% cultivated and 5% wild rooibos, and the entire production has organic certification from Naturland as well as Fairtrade International (FLO) certification. In addition to producing tea, the community grows wheat and raises sheep and goats.
Petrus Gert Koopman
084 800 7098
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Tzaneen region
Limpopo / Tzaneen
Individual farmers. Old Nkomamonta.
Sylvia Thompson
071 6875 218
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Veld Reared Farmers of the Karoo
Eastern Cape / Graaff Reinet
Karoo is one of the most striking areas in the whole of Africa. It is composed of a gigantic semi-desert, complete with valleys, highlands, rivers and wide canyons. In this environment, dominated by the typical wild shrubs commonly known as the bush, there are 27 farmers, many of whom are associated with The Taste of The Karoo, a gastro-cultural organization that discovered, surveyed and grouped them together with a rigorous production protocol that lays out the principles of their work and best practices which are typical of producers that may be considered purveyors of good, clean and fair. In an area that has a radius of up to 150km around Graaff Reinet, the oldest and most important city in the area, cows, sheep, goats, pigs and various South African antelope breeds including the Springbuck, Blesbuck, Kudu and others are all raised, with full respect for animal welfare. The animals are all raised on the scrubland of the immense territory, eating the bush and wild herbs that grow freely. For this reason the farmers like to call them Veld Reared (which means free range in Afrikaans), as represented in their logo. No hormones, antibiotics or silage are allowed, and the traceability of the farm is reported on the products. From Veld to Fork, as they often say – from field to fork! They produce delicious, sustainable meat that gives great value to this territory, above all to its gastronomy, which boasts the braai, the biltong, skewers, dry wors and other tasty treats for lovers of meat.
Gordon Wright
084 605 4957
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