Swan Valley and Eastern Regions  

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Snail of Approval

For Good, Clean and Fair Producers or Businesses

The Snail of Approval is an International recognition program aimed at inspiring producers, businesses, and consumers, to promote and consume GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR produce and ingredients around the world, and your Swan Valley and Eastern Regions Slow Food Convivium has established a local Snail of Approval in Western Australia

If, as the farmer poet Wendell Berry says, “Eating is an agricultural act",

it follows that producing food must be considered a “gastronomic act".

Produces and businesses can be recognised if they produce or provide food which is


 GOOD: seasonal, local, quality, flavoursome and healthy food

[A food’s flavour and aroma, recognizable to educated, well trained senses, is the fruit of the competence of the producer and of choice of raw materials and production methods, which should in no way alter its naturalness].

CLEAN: sustainable production with low impact on the environment

[The environment has to be respected and sustainable practices of farming, animal husbandry, processing, marketing and consumption should be taken into serious consideration. Every stage in the agro-industrial production chain, consumption included, should protect ecosystems and biodiversity, safeguarding the health of the consumer and the producer].

FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers and their workers and staff

[Social justice should be pursued through the creation of conditions of labour respectful of man and his rights, and capable of generating adequate rewards; through the pursuit of balanced global economies; through the practice of sympathy and solidarity; and through respect for cultural diversities and traditions].

Slow Food’s  Snail of Approval  recognition can provide your business with the following benefits:

  • The Slow Food  Snail of Approval  Logo to be displayed at your place of business:
  • Use of the Slow Food  Snail of Approval  Logo in publicity  and advertising:
  • Listing in the directory of Recognised Businesses on the Swan Valley and Eastern Regions Slow Food website
  • Opportunity to showcase your produce or venue at our Long Table Lunches and other Slow Food Events throughout the year.
  • Included in the International directory of Slow Food producers and eateries via
  • the Slow Food Planet Mobile Application.
  • Slow Food operates in over 150 different countries worldwide, so tourists, especially those from Europe, North America, Asia, and other parts of Australia, realize the significance of the Snail of Approval  and Good Clean and Fair recognition, and often choose to patronize establishments that comply with Slow Food principles.