Slow Food is good, clean and fair food.
We believe 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.
Slow Food works to defend biodiversity in our food supply, spread taste education and connect producers of excellent foods with co-producers through events and initiatives.
Saturday, 4 August 2018
July Event: Visit to Slieve Aught Centre and Sliabh Aughty Honey
Some Photos from our July event. Thank you to Esther in Slieve Aughty Centre where Slow Food Galway gathered last Sunday for a walk through the lovely organic kitchen garden followed by a three course lunch in the Tree Top Restaurant.
Esther is dedicated to providing the opportunity for guests to enjoy a place to stay that reflects the Slow Food ethos here in the West of Ireland. This dedication extends to only sourcing organic Irish and European suppliers for the hotel and restaurant, even towels and bed linen!
We then moved to Sliabh Aughty Honey & Natural Irish Skincare and donned our "whites". After being double checked by Noel and Heather Leahy we were able to visit the hives and see for ourselves how amazing these small but vital pollinators are. The wonderful raw honey they create is sourced from flowers such as dandelions, white clover and ivy to name a few. Noel explained that this honey is not pasteurized or heated and we got to taste the delicate floral and flavoured honeys.
Thank you Noel, Caroline and Heather for your welcome and great hospitality.
This visit provided us a unique opportunity to see and value why it is important when buying honey that we source from and support local beekeepers like Noel and other Slow Food members who are beekeepers.