Slow Food Applications Now Open!

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

The three elements of Slow Food’s philosophy food and food production are:

  • GOOD: a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;
  • CLEAN: food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.


This is the 4th year of the Slow Food Festival and this year it returns with a bigger marquee which will house the Slow Food Harvest Market celebrating both our local food and drinks producers. Given this new element within the marquee the festival will be open later on the Saturday evening, until 9pm. Some live music will help create a buzz and a more night time feel. There will also be chef demos, children’s activities and street food zone outside. This year the festival will also have an Oyster bar, showcasing our Lough Foyle Native Oyster.

There will be 2 elements to Slow Food Festival:

  1. Slow Food Harvest Market
  2. Street Food Traders

Deadline for applications is 28th August by 10am

See the attached application form:

Slow Food Festival 2019 Application (1)