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Slow Food Mildura is a not-for-profit community group based in Mildura, Victoria, in south-east Australia.
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About Us

We work in the Sunraysia region where the Murray and Darling Rivers meet, on the traditional land and water country of the Barkindji, Latje Latje and Kureinji peoples. We are run by volunteers, generate most of our funds through annual community events, and are a convivium of Slow Food International.

We adhere to the good, clean, fair philosophy of Slow Food International:

  • Good – everyone has the right to enjoy good quality and good tasting food.
  • Clean – food should be produced with minimal impact on the environment.
  • Fair – growers and producers should be rewarded fairly.

We support and promote local growers and producers, community food programs and food education in the Sunraysia region. We have sponsored several successful projects including the Sunraysia Burundian Garden, Out Of The Box and Food Next Door. We work with groups and businesses in our region who share our philosophy, including Sunraysia Produce, the Sunraysia Farmers Market and Sunraysia Fruit and Veggie Swap.

 

About Our Region

Mildura is a rural city of around 50,000 inhabitants located on the Murray River in north-west Victoria, near the junction of Darling River. While located in Victoria, Mildura is closer to Adelaide (SA) and Broken Hill (NSW) than the state capital Melbourne.

The Mildura region is a major horticultural and agricultural area, despite being located in the Mallee which is the hottest and driest region of Victoria. While most of the Mallee consists of flat, semi-arid sand dune country, areas of intensive irrigation adjacent to the rivers have supported a wide variety of horticultural and agricultural development since the late 1800s. The broader Mallee region to the south and west of Mildura is a also major wheat and grain-producing region. Other developing food-related industries include freshwater aquaculture (Murray Cod) and goat meat and cheese.

Irrigated areas close to the Murray River are major producers of fresh and dried grapes including table grapes and wine grapes, fresh and dried fruit including citrus, stone fruit and avocados, nuts including almonds and pistacchio nuts, and most vegetables, in particular pumpkins and melons, garlic and asparagus.

Challenges facing our region today include climate change, the exploitation of agricultural workers and the increasing demands of multinational agribusiness corporations which have, for example, already seriously reduced the availability of irrigation water to small scale local producers in the region.

 

Our Sponsors

Slow Food Mildura receives generous in-kind sponsorship and support from our long-term partners Tabletop Grapes, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Sunraysia Farmers Market, Mildura Party Hire and Murray River Salt.

Of course there are many other, smaller sponsors, and we acknowledge and greatly appreciate all their contributions over the years. These include Mildura Limousines, Mildura Brewery, Stefano de Pieri and Donata Carrazza, George Shinas, Seasons and the Spanish Bar and Grill, Andy and Mandy Williams, Clove Organics, Mildura Rural City Council, The Mundoo, Devilees Refrigeration, Mildura Chocolate Company, Boundary Bend Olive Oil, Riverqueen Voyager, Jeannine Pascale, Pizza Cafe, Oak Valley Estate, Charlie Lawrence, Fiona Bawden and Richard Mintern, and the Koorlong Camp Oven Cook-off.

Projects

Stay in touch with Slow Food Mildura projects by following us on Facebook or Instagram.

Out of the Box Sunraysia

Out Of The Box

Weekly local food box.

Sunraysia Burundian Garden

Burundian Garden

Growing community growing food.

Food Next Door Mildura

Food Next Door

Local food movement.

Slow Food Mildura School Gardens Program

School Gardens

Supporting school food gardens.

Slow Food Mildura Ark of Taste

Ark Of Taste

Preserving traditional foods.

Slow Food Mildura Youth Network

Youth Network

Slow Food for under 35s.

Events

For details of upcoming events and dates join our mailing list and/or follow us on Facebook.

Festa della Vendemmia

Dine under the vines

Slow Pig

Traditional Calabrian pork products

Slow Olive

Extra virgin oil cold pressed from local olives

Slow Beer

Locally brewed beers

Slow Wine

Hand-made from select local grapes

Slow Tomato

Traditional Calabrian tomato passata

Join

Slow Food is an international network of individuals passionate about where their food comes from, how food choices affect the world around us, and preservation of the richness and diversity of food cultures and traditions.

By joining Slow Food, you become part of an international network, support local and international Slow Food projects, and participate in local Slow Food events. We currently have 8 membership categories as described below. Join and pay online (Visa, Mastercard, PayPal) using this button:

 

Membership Option Cost (AUD)
Individual membership $90
Couple membership $105
Youth membership (under 35) $30
Youth Couple membership (both under 35) $45
Mature membership (over 65) $45
Mature couple membership (both over 65) $60
Three year membership – individual $250
Three year membership – couple $295

 

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