Slow Food Mildura hold events that showcase great things in our region – amazing local produce and a diversity of talented cooks and chefs, both traditional and innovative.
We also work to support food education. In the past four years we have donated $6,000 to support school kitchen gardens including Gol Gol school and Buronga Public School.
Come and check out our regular cooking demonstrations at the Sunraysia Farmers Markets!
Showcasing local producers and chefs
We host two catered events each year, the Festa della Vendemmia (Feast of the Grape Harvest) in March and the River Soiree in December.
We hold regular cooking demonstrations at the Sunraysia Farmers Market, and our Schools Program supports kitchen garden programs in Sunraysia schools.
Maintaining food traditions
Each winter we continue learning from friends in our community to uphold food traditions. This includes a variety of workshop-style events such as Slow Pig (sausages and salami), Slow Olive (olive oil) and Slow Tomato (passata tomato sauce). , utilising every part of the pig. Our pigs are sourced from small properties where they are looked after, we only use happy pigs!
We began the journey of making olive oil in 2014, harvesting our first crop from historic olive trees at Old Mildura Homestead, which produced olive oil bursting with flavour, pressed locally by Cardross Olives. 2014 also saw our inaugural tomato-sauce making day, in the Italian tradition.