Food Market comes to Topsham!
Devon January 1, 2008 I'm very excited to report that the
monthly Slow Food Devon Market will be transferring from Exeter Quay
to Topsham Matthew’s Hall, with the first market set to
take place on Sunday January 20th from 11am to 3pm.
successful, the plan is to stage monthly markets, usually on the third
Sunday of each month (with the exception in 2008 of Easter Sunday and
Topsham Town Fayre week when it will be on the fourth Sunday).
is at present only one other Slow Food Market in the UK (in Bristol),
so it will be a great achievement and opportunity for the Topsham
community to be able to host this.
Food is a non-profit organisation and the market will be organised
and run entirely on a non-profit basis. There will be stalls for
up to 20 quality producers of artisan food and drink. Already there
is huge interest in a Topsham Slow Food Market from an exciting range
of quality producers and suppliers. All producers and suppliers must
be members of Slow Food Devon, which means that they share Slow Food’s
ideals, values and ethos. Slow
Food Devon welcomes the participation of Topsham businesses who share
these ideals and would like to join in.
underlying purpose of the Slow Food Market is to inform, educate
and learn as well as to provide an opportunity for suppliers and
producers to sell. Taste Workshops will take place on a regular on-going
programme during each market – with
workshops to be held on the stage of the hall for a limited number
of participants.There will be food to eat as well as to buy and take
home so we hope the market will become a place where Topsham residents
and visitors alike will come to gather and socialise in true Slow
Food style, as well as to buy great food and drink to take home.
Wines, ciders and beers will be available for sale for by the glass
or bottle and there will be tables and chairs set up for people to
relax and chat, eat and drink.
Slow Food Market at Topsham 2008 Dates
OF BRINGING THE SLOW FOOD MARKET TO TOPSHAM
Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization.
It was founded in 1989 in Bra, Italy to counteract fast food and
fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions, and people’s
dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it
tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. The idea
caught on quickly, and the movement spread not only throughout Italy
but also internationally.Today, there are over 80,000 Slow Food members
all over the world. Slow Food members are further affiliated to their
own national, regional and/or local Slow Food 'convivia', or groupings
of individuals and businesses who support Slow Food's ideals. The Salone
del Gusto takes place every two years in Turin and is probably the
largest gathering of artisan food producers in the world. Terra Madre
brings together food communities and individuals from the developing
and developed worlds to help solve common problems and share experiences
and knowledge.Our local convivium is Slow Food Devon, currently headed
by Freddie Dudbridge.
find out more about Slow Food or to join the movement, www.slowfood.com
Food stands for good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes that
the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in
a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or
our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation
for their work.
a journalist and writer, I have been involved with Slow Food for
many years and am a founder international jury member for the Slow
Food Award for Biodiversity.
you have any questions about Slow Food or the Slow Food Market in
Topsham, please feel free to call me on 01392 873778 or email email@example.com.