This year Slow Food Norwich will be present at the wonderful Norwich Lanes Fayre on Sunday 5th July and our stand will be located in the popular Upper St Giles area of the city.
We are also very pleased that our membership has increased greatly over the past few months and at the Lanes Fayre we hope to further promote the Slow Food message to many of those present at the Fayre and to make the public aware of our organisation, its ethos and aims.
As well as our promotional and educational activities on the day we will also be taking part in many of the events happening in the street which will include live music, a BBQ, street food and drinks in the gardens.
Slow Food Norwich and Anglia member Graham of Louis' Deli will be having a BBQ in the street outside the Deli selling burgers, hot dogs and other great street food and we will be offering produce from Slow Food producers in England and also from producers and Slow Food members in Italy.
We are also very pleased that we have recently had new members join from some of the shops and businesses in Norwich and also several new members of the general public join from other parts of north Norfolk. Our membership has doubled in the past six months and in England as a whole membership of Slow Food has risen by nearly 50% in a year, many joining new groups such as Slow Food Oxford and Slow Food Anglia.
Slow food Norwich is also working with Slow Food Anglia on plans for a food festival to be held in central Norwich next spring, several food businesses, restaurant owners and chefs have been meeting with us to sketch out some ideas on possible venues and dates.
We also visited Narborough Hall Gardens where we met Joanne the owner who is passionate about locally grown and sourced good local foods, she herself grows all the vegetables, herbs and fruit which she uses at her restaurant and for functions at the Hall. We are pleased that Narborough Hall Gardens is now a member of the Slow Food Anglia Approved food business scheme which promotes good local and sustainably grown food and drink in East Anglia.