We are part of the international not-for-profit Slow Food movement that promotes and supports local food networks throughout the world, and is slowly but surely changing the way we eat. Slow Food Dorset is just one of many local groups set up all over the UK. The groups form the backbone of the movement and are run by dedicated volunteers.

The group was founded in 2005 by Amanda Streatfeild of Denhay Farms as a way of celebrating Dorset’s rich food culture. The current Chair, Julia Willoughby, is supported by a committee of volunteers.

Membership  includes members of the public as well as food producers, retailers and chefs. Membership is open to students and children too.

Our aim is to create links between all those involved with producing and consuming food. We do so by organising a varied programme of events throughout the county. The types of things we get up to are visits to food producers, taste workshops, wild food forages, fishing trips, themed dinners, talks and demonstrations. As well as enjoying ourselves, we learn a lot.

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