Why Slow Food Is Important
Last year we were asked to become members of the Slow Food Movement UK. Being a small producer, it’s a movement close to our hearts so we were delighted to become a fully fledged member to promote a better way to eat and drink, and to celebrate the diverse wealth of food traditions across the UK.
A bit of background. Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It was founded in 1989 in Italy. In over two decades of history, the movement has evolved to embrace a comprehensive approach to food that recognizes the strong connections between plate, planet, people, politics and culture.
Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people, and to date is present in over 150 countries.
In the UK the aim of Slow Food is to engage members of the public, food producers, chefs, businesses and academics through a variety of events, campaigns and educational initiatives from regional food fairs to campaigns supporting improved school meals. You can find out more information about their work on their website.
At Sandford Orchards we pride ourselves on making sure our cider is the best it can by using only Devon cider apples all grown within a 30 mile radius of our Cider Works. We are lucky that our beautiful corner of Devon has a favourable climate and a uniquely fertile, rich red soil which makes it the perfect place to grow cider apples. There is no recipe to our ciders. Each batch of our ciders is blended to taste. The quality and complexity of the fruit we select ensures that you can really taste the apple in our cider, creating ciders that a full of character but also easy and enjoyable to drink.