Saturday, 22 April 2017

Slow Food Norwich and Norwich Lanes Fayre

Slow Food Norwich are very pleased to be part of the popular and famous Norwich Lanes Fayre which returns to Norwich this summer after an absence of two years. The Fayre will be on Sunday July 9th, and will be held again in the streets, lanes, courtyards and open spaces of the beautiful old Lanes area of the city.
It was first established in only 2008 but quickly became one of the most popular events to be held in Norwich and one of highlights of the annual events calendar, now attracting nearly 20,000 visitors on just the one day.
Slow Food Norwich too part in the 2015 fayre which proved a very popular event and that year we were based in the very popular Upper St Giles, part of Norwich Lanes and in the centre of Norwich.

The stand which Slow Food Norwich will taking on Sunday 9th will be located near the lovely delicatessen and artisan cafe, Louis' Deli in the Upper St Giles area of the city again and  we will be working closely with them on the day. As well as our promotional material about the Slow Food organisation i Norfolk we will also be working with the olive oil group Olivaverde who will have their usual fantastic range of artisan extra virgin olive oils they will also be trialling a new bottled sea water from Sicily, Aquamaris, which can been used for cooking pasta, fish and other produce.
Aquamaris is closely linked to a group in Sicily who support and promote Slow Food produce both in Italy and across Europe and they believe that this special water from near Sicily can be used in cooking, and also it can be used as an ingredient in both food and drinks.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Slow Food and the Norwich Eco Festival

Slow Food Norwich along with our regional Slow Food Anglia group will be one of the sponsors at the Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council Eco Awards to be held on March 16th at the iconic Millenium Forum building in the beautiful city of Norwich. The Eco awards are organised by Norwich City Council’s environmental strategy team who are also running the wider One Planet Norwich project. Norwich City Council are very proactive in sustainable living and environmental projects in the city and last year for the first time Norfolk County council also took part in helping to organise the  new  both the festival and awards were held over two days on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2016.
The Eco wards have been running for several years in Norwich and is designed to showcase sustainable living practices, and to encourage individuals, businesses, organisations and groups in our the city to make small changes every day to reduce the amount they consume so our one planet can sustain us now and in the future.

The aim of the Eco awards is to celebrate projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally friendly ethos and groups which also show that they can adapt a sound Eco approach to their business and also their dealings with other local Norfolk buisnesses.
Last years Eco food producer which was sponsored by Slow food Norwich and Slow Food Anglia was Mrs Temples Cheeses and Highly Recommended were Cornerways nursery and Candi's Chutney.
We hope that one of our Slow Food Norwich Committee members will be present on the night to award this years Eco food producer with their prize and all of us at Slow Food in Norwich and east Anglia are grateful for Norwich City council to allow us to be part of this prestigious event.