Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Slow Food in Swaffham

Slow Food Norwich are pleased to now be working closely with a group of traders in the market town of Swaffham to promote organic and biodynamic produce which comes from both the local area and also where necessary from abroad. This initiative was started by Kim from Starlings, the popular greengrocer and florist based in Swaffham, she already sells organic and locally produced fruit and vegetables, but now wants to promote organically and locally produced food in Norfolk to the wider general public.
Kim has run this family owned business for many years and has in that time built up a reputation for always trying to source local produce from small and medium sized producers in the Swaffham area. Where possible she tries to concentrate on selling only the best seasonally produced local fruits and vegetables, while she also only stocks the best produce which can be only grown abroad.




Starlings is now working closely with Slow Food Norwich and we will be holding the first "taster" event in Swaffham on Friday August 9th. Local food business owners and some regular customers of Starlings have been invited to take part in tasting a variety of local produce, also several of organic Italian olive oils and hopefully some truffles from Italy as well!
Several members of Slow Food Norwich will be coming to the evening as well as a member from Slow Food Holland, and this first event will be the initial part of a much larger food Festival to be held in Swaffham in October 2013 when there are plans to have over 200 guests at the event in the town.
There are currently detailed plans to roll out similar food Festivals across the county of Norfolk, starting with Norwich, but other similar food Festivals will also be held in other towns and cities in Norfolk, including Kings Lynn, Holt, Dereham and Fakenham.