Slow Food Southern Highlands     

Our mission is to support our local producers and food businesses and we aspire to help our community and others to access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.


Saturday 10 August 2024 - A SLOW FOOD Workshop with Kieltys Irish Sauces

Come with us to visit Kieltys Irish Sauces at their kitchen in the warehouse complex at in Owen Street, Mittagong. This is an Australian small business specialising in artisan sauces, inspired by traditional Irish recipes. Working with local growers and producers, Padraic Kielty ensures that his customers enjoy some of Australia’s finest products, all made in small batches. We will visit the workshop where we will hear Padraic’s back story and how he got to where he is today. Watch a demonstration on how to make mustard, taste a range of his products and take a bottle home. Padraic Kielty has won multiple awards around the world and we are proud to have him in the Southern Highlands.

Date: Saturday 10 August 2024
Time: 10.30 – 12pm
Venue: 10 Owen St, Mittagong (we do not have a unit number but there is clear signage "Kielty’s Irish Sauces")
Cost: $35 (Slow Food members), $45 (non-members).
Booking: There is no need to bring your ticket on the day, we will have a list.
cut off date: Sunday 3rd August 2024

Let us know if you would like to go on our “interested persons mailing list" or if you would like to join Slow Food Southern Highlands.
Members pay a discounted price at our events.

Please read our Terms and Conditions: Please be aware that once you have booked and paid for your ticket to one of our events your money will not be refundable if Slow Food Southern Highlands has given the venue owner final numbers, normally 1 week prior to the event. However if there is a waiting list we may be able to replace you so let us know or you are welcome to allocate or on sell your place to someone else, just let us know details.

Sunday 14th July 2024 - Bastille Day Lunch

Next month we are having a special lunch at Bowral Brasserie to celebrate Bastille Day and we are looking forward to it!

This is a traditional day of celebration in France and, like the Lemon Festival lunch we held in May, Slow Food likes to help preserve these food traditions, around a table with friends. Julien Viel is the chef and owner of this French restaurant in Bowral and he has put together a menu especially for us.

Date: Sunday 14 July 2024
Time: 12.30 – 3pm
Venue: Bowral Brasserie, 2/1 Wingecarribee St, Bowral.
Cost: $80 (Slow Food members), $90 (non-members).
includes: A 2 course lunch of traditional French food. A welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
Booking: Contact us on to secure your place
Please let us know your mobile and email if you aren’t a member, in case we need to contact you.
cut off date: Sunday 7th July 2024

Friday 14th June 2024 - Bee Talk & Honey Tasting with Bowral Bee Keeping

Our next activity will be a Bee Talk and Honey Tasting with Hamish Ta Me from Bowral Bee Keeping at the apiary off Victoria St, Bowral.

Hamish is very interesting and entertaining. In this session that he has put together for us we will not be putting protective suits on and getting close to the bees. If you do want to know more Hamish runs longer sessions and corporate groups and also offers bee keeping advice and support.

Our session with Hamish is a perfect introductory session. Because it is only an hour long we thought it might be nice to go to Raw and Wild Café nearby for afternoon tea afterwards. This would be at our own expense.

Please let us know when you book if you would like to join us for afternoon tea.

Date: Friday 14th June 2024
Time: 1 - 2pm
Location: Meet in Victoria St, Bowral (you will see the entrance near the beehives).
Cost: $35 Slow Food members, $40 non-members.
Booking: Contact us on to secure your place
Please let us know your mobile and email if you aren’t a member, in case we need to contact you.

Wednesday 15 May 2024 - Stefano Marvello Lemon Festival

At this stage MEMBERS ONLY
Booking: Contact us on to secure your place

Saturday 20 April 2024 - A Slow Food Garlic Workshop

“About Garlic – The Garlic Groups: Flavour profiles, cuisines matches & Growing Tips”

Slow Food members Bronwyn Richards and Helen Lynch from the Wynlen House Artisan Village Farm & Learning Centre at Bundanoon are putting together a 2hr garlic workshop especially designed for Slow Food Southern Highlands.
Bronwyn and Helen practice regenerative horticulture and organic farming and run a range of workshops at Wynlen House throughout the year.
Their Mission is to help us grow fabulous organic vegetables in cool climate locations.
We are excited to be visiting them and are lucky that they chose to move to the Southern Highlands from Braidwood.
Tea and coffee will be available during the workshop and a garlic tasting is included.
Date: Saturday 20 April 2024
Time: 10 - 12am at 65 Nerrim St, Bundanoon.
Cost: $35 Slow Food members, $45 non-members.
Booking: Contact us on and to secure your place
cut off date: Wednesday 17th April 2024

Following the workshop it will be lunch time, so we have arranged a visit to Osborn House at 96 Osborn Ave, Bundanoon where we are welcome to have a light lunch from a limited menu that the chef has for us. This looks an amazing place so another great opportunity! The General Manager is looking f orward to meeting us and would like to talk to us about the property and their plans to focus on good Southern Highlands produce.
The lunch will be at our own expense and we will pay individually, so you are in control.


Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Moonacres Farm Tour Autumn Experience

Moonacres is a certified vegetable farm in Wildes Meadow that uses regenerative practices to grow healthy, nutrient dense food while nurturing the land & soil.
This event includes a farm tour, followed by morning tea and a conversation at the Moonacres School in Robertson.
We meet in Robertson first and travel by bus to the farm where we do our tour with Phil Lavers and James Ashwood who will share their knowledge, passion, innovation and love of growing good, healthy food. At the heart of Moonacres vision is their sustainable farming of quality produce.
Date: Tuesday 2 April 2024
Time: Arrive at Moonacres School by 9.15am. Shop 5-6, 74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson

Leave by bus, for the farm tour at 9.30am
Return to the school by 11.30am for a morning tea and conversation in the Moonacres School kitchen.
Duration: Approx 3 hrs
Cost: $80 Slow Food members, $90 non-members.

Saturday 9 March 2024 - White Chapel Grove

We will be visiting Peter Chagaris at White Chapel Grove at 281 Colo Rd, Colo Vale. Here we will learn what is involved in growing olives and producing olive oil. We will have a walk and talk in the olive grove and the distillery and we will have an olive oil tasting. Peter will tell us about his business and what is involved and how he collaborates with other local producers and olive growers in our area and beyond. He will have olive oil available for sale.
We will finish our visit with a morning tea.
We have also been invited to return after the harvest to see the process of extraction and bottling of the olive oil.
Date: Saturday 9 March 2024
Time: 10am at the farm to 12/12.30. Directions provided on booking.
Cost: $15 Slow Food members, $20 non-members.

Thursday 22 Feb 2024 - Southern Highlands Brewing

Would you like to join Slow Food Southern Highlands members and friends next Thursday 22 Feb when we to visit the farm at Exeter belonging to Southern Highlands Brewing to see the crop of hops at full height and to see and learn from the Head Brewer what is involved in the making of craft beer.
This is a special opportunity and we are very excited!
Date: Thursday 22 February 2024
Time: 10am - 11.30.
Cost: $15 Slow Food members, $20 non-members.


ECCETERA SLOW FOOD DINNER - Thursday 30th November 2023.

The next Slow Food Southern Highlands event is at Eccetera on Thursday 30 November 2023

This will be a Slow Food Dinner, hosted by our local Sicilian Chef Jonathan. We are excited to have our own Sicilian chef in the Highlands.

Quoting from their website:
“At Eccetera the passion and the dedication of the real artisan for homemade food has created a unique rustic and warm atmosphere. Our traditional food and techniques are fresh out of Southern Italy. All our dishes are homemade using fresh and seasonal products and we love to change our menu according to the season” (from the website

This will be a lovely opportunity to mingle with our members and friends to get to know each other and we are excited.

Details are:
Date: Thursday 30 November 2023
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Eccetera Trattoria Pizzeria, 2/6 Boolwey Street, Bowral.
Menu: Two courses including Vegetarian and Gluten Free choices.
Price: $65pp (members), $75pp (non-members). Drinks extra. Wine available by the glass.

If you would like to join us respond quickly.
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MUSSETT HOLDINGS TOUR - Wednesday 20th September 2023.

Well it was a hot and windy day yesterday but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the Slow Food Southern Highlands group who had a very interesting tour of Mussett Holdings with Will and Connie Mussett. Such an interesting farm with a diversity of things always going on.

The group learnt what was involved in producing pasture raised eggs and using Maremma dogs to protect the chooks from foxes; growing exotic mushrooms and micro-greens in an insulated shipping container (they particularly loved the lions mane mushrooms and the yellow oyster mushrooms); producing honey, growing vegetables and much more.

Connie and Will run family farm tours during the school holidays so put this on your list of things to do with your children or grand children, it is so good for them to learn where their food comes from.

Thanks for having us @mussettholdingsfamilyfarm.

Gail Wilson - treasurer





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