Saturday, 7 April 2012

Libera Terra in Norwich

Slow food Norwich is very proud to be associated with the Libera Terra organisation from Sicily, which also works closely with Slow Food Italy and London. Libera Terra was set up in the 1990's to farm land and estates that the Italian Government had confiscated off the Mafia and organised crime in Sicily and southern Italy, the organisation renting these properties for a specified period of time.
All the produce and wines produced by Libera Terra are then sold throughout Italy and now in the UK with the help of Slow Food Norwich and a proportion of the profits are ploughed back in the the small local communities and student groups who cultivate the land. Any remaining profit is then used to help local community projects and to help disadvantaged young people,set up and run addiction centres and put in to other worthwhile projects in Sicily and southern Italy.




Slow Food Norwich is pleased to be able to hold an evening promoting this worthwhile organisation at the Library restaurant in Norwich. Jayne Raffles is a great supporter of Slow food and also Libera and she has allowed the Library to be used for a wine and food event showcasing Libera wines and produce.
The event is on Friday 27th April and there will be a two course meal prepared using Libera products as well as some local Slow Food produce from Norfolk.
There will also be a small selection of wines from Centopassi which is part of the Libera organisation as well as a biodynamic red wine from a Slow Wine Italy producer in Tuscany.
There will also be a talk on the evening about the Libera terra organisation and other Italian products present on the evening will be sourced by the UK based Sagraitalia group.





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