Groups

Below is information about our volunteer-led groups. Members can attend any meetings of any groups, not just your most local. If there isn't a group in your area and you are willing to volunteer to start one please see how here.

Please also note that Group leader emails are included here so that members and potential members can contact them. Please do not email our leaders with information about products and services. If you are a company and you wish to engage with Slow Food, please see our exciting new Supporters' Scheme which will enable you to demonstrate your support using our Supporters' Scheme logo.

If you have queries about research projects please contact our Head Office via info@slowfood.org.uk

Berkshire & Wiltshire

Group Leader:
Clare Marriage
slowfoodbw@hotmail.co.uk

Being a member of a Slow Food local group is a great way of connecting with your local food community.
For more information about local events, please feel free to e-mail the group leader.

Aylsham

Group Leader:
Patrick Prekopp
info@slowfoodaylsham.org.uk
Website:
slowfoodaylsham.org.uk

Slow Food Aylsham, founded in 2004, is a vibrant organisation which organises a number of events for the public and its members throughout the year.
Aylsham Food Festival, a three day event held during the first weekend in October is organised by Slow Food Aylsham. It usually includes the Aylsham Country Market, a meal at the […]

Ludlow Marches

Group Leader:
Sue Chantler
slowludlow@googlemail.com
Website:
slowfoodludlow.org.uk

Slow Food Ludlow is run by Sue Chantler and organises events such as themed meals, tastings, producer visits, markets, talks and demonstrations. The group describes its aim as “supporting local, small scale, sustainable food production” and has recently had a particular emphasis on supporting and preserving local endangered foods. The Shropshire prune, a type of […]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Group Leader:
Ruth McNeely
berwickslowfood@outlook.com

The Berwick ‘convivium’ or group was established in 2006 to celebrate the rich food heritage of this historic border town and its thriving food scene today. We organise talks, producer visits, restaurant outings and much more which are open to members and non-members. Our largest event is the annual Berwick Food Festival, now preparing for its eleventh year in 2019.

London

Group Leader:
Shane Holland
s.holland@slowfood.org.uk
Website:
slowfoodlondon.com
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood London on Facebook

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment
Slow Food London is at the heart of raising awareness about good, clean and fair food. One of the […]

East Anglia

Group Leader:
Dermott Sales
info@slowfoodanglia.org
Website:
slowfoodanglia.org/

Slow Food East Anglia serves as regional ‘umbrella’ group that cover most parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. Within the area, Slow Food has 2 local groups: Slow Food Aylsham and Slow Food Norwich.
Please feel free to join either one of the specific local groups or join the regional group.
For more info on activities and events, please […]

Edinburgh

Group Leader:
Caroline Rye
info@slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk
Website:
slowfoodedinburgh.com
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Edinburgh on Facebook

SF Edinburgh has a thriving and close-knit food community. The group organises monthly stalls at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, providing a platform for local producers and chefs as well as Suppers to help link food businesses with local food producers – and to let people find out more about Slow Food in a relaxed, social […]

Cumbria

Being a member of a Slow Food local group is a great way of connecting with your local food community. Slow Food Cumbria is the local group for the Slow Food movement for those living in Cumbria and close by, celebrating all the artisan and traditional foodie delights of this very special region. Slow Food Cumbria […]

Sussex

Group Leader:
Mike Little
mikelittle1981@yahoo.co.uk

Recent events gave the opportunity to learn to bake bread and make brioche, see local apples pressed into juice and bottled, visit vineyards and dairies, enjoy an annual festival of food films at the Electric Palace, hook up with the Slow Food on Campus students at South Coast College, connect with local growers, share potluck […]

Northern Ireland

Group Leader:
Paula McIntyre
membership@slowfood.org.uk

Slow Food Northern Ireland  is headed by Director for Northern Ireland, Paula McIntyre.
Join to support the producers, and good, clean and fair food of NI

South East Wales (y De-ddwyrain)

Group Leaders:
Chair: Mark Adams
chair@slowfoodsoutheastwales.org.uk
or:
General contact
info@slowfoodsoutheastwales.org.uk
Website:
slowfoodsoutheastwales.org.uk
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood South East Wales (y De-ddwyrain) on Facebook

Slow Food South East Wales is a young and dynamic local group founded in March 2015.
We have a strong committee comprising of local food & drink producers, business owners, chefs, restaurants and those with an interest in good, clean, fair food.  We are actively seeking new members to help us achieve our goals.
We have a […]

Virtual Group England

Group Leader:
Shane Holland
s.holland@slowfood.org.uk

No Local Group near you?
You can still join Slow Food!
Several parts of England are currently not covered by our active local groups. If you happen to live in one of these areas, then please join our Virtual England group, by selecting ‘Virtual Group England’ from the local groups list when you sign up for your […]

Virtual Group Scotland

Group Leader:
Bob Donald
networkcoordinator@slowfoodscotland.com.

No Local Group near you?
You can still join Slow Food!
Several parts of Scotland are currently not covered by our active local groups. If you happen to live in one of these areas, than please join our Virtual Scotland group, by selecting ‘Virtual Group Scotland’ from the local groups list when you sign up for your […]

Glasgow

Group Leader:
Vicky Manning, Chairman; or Paul Hooper, Secretary
slowfoodglasgow@gmail.com

A group of volunteers organising & supporting a range of activities & events. We aim to support local producers, to raise awareness of global and local food issues and to promote food initiatives that reach each and every part of our community.

North Wales – Slow Food Gogledd Cymru

Group Leader:
Trine Hughes
trinehughes@me.com

An active group in the North of Wales, we regularly can be seen at major events in North Wales (and beyond!) throughout the year. We have a busy calendar of events and activities, and our group leaders are busy involved in everything from Protected Food Names to projects with young people.
They publish a regular newsletter […]

Tayside & North Fife

Group Leader:
Lyndsay Cochrane
Slowfoodtayside@gmail.com

Slow Food Tayside & North Fife is a friendly and diverse group of people passionate about food and where it comes from. We are proud of what the region has to offer and are committed to promoting the Slow Food Movement’s principles of good, clean and fair food for all.
We aim to support a culture […]

Slow Food Lancashire

Group Leader:
Phil Keenan
slowfoodlancashire@foodyphil.co.uk
Website:
foodyphil.co.uk/slow-food-lancashire/
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Slow Food Lancashire on Facebook

The Slow Food Lancashire group has recently reformed and we’d love to welcome you to our growing network of highly valued, volunteer members conveying the Slow Food ethos.
Our activities include: taste workshops, farm visits, social meals, film screenings, markets and festivals, educational projects and much more.
Follow us on twitter @slowfoodlanc

 

Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire

Group Leader:
Martin Gillespie
contact@slowfoodaberdeen.com
Website:
slowfoodaberdeen.com

Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire is a friendly group of eager food lovers committed to promoting the Slow Food Movement’s principles of good, clean and fair food for all. We are particularly proud of the wonderful larder the region has to offer and seek to reconnect producers and growers with customers in order to develop a sustainable food system.
We […]

Kent

Group Leader:
Ed Martin
ed.martyn@slowfood.org.uk

Slow Food in the Garden of England.

Slow Food Kent works to bring together and to promote the best of local foods, food producers, chefs and cooks from across the county of Kent, known, with good reason, around the world as the garden of England.

Orchards, vineyards, seafoods, dairy produce, soft fruit, top fruit, hops , beer cider […]

Birmingham

Group Leaders:
Kate Smith
sfbirmingham@slowfood.org.uk
or:
Charlotte Watkivs - Birminham SFYN (Slow Food Youth Network)
Website:
www.slowfoodbirmingham.co.uk/
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Birmingham on Facebook

Slow Food Birmingham’s arrival is timely as the city is undergoing a food renaissance. The Birmingham convivium/group was established in January 2018 by leader Kate Smith with Chef Alliance member, Brad Carter and several food minded locals, all keen for some diverse independents to fit the middle gap between impressive Michelin food and its unique […]