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Bristol Slow Food Market

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The Slow Food Market in Bristol is the first regular "Slow Food" market of its type in the world. It opened for business in 2004 and has since won international awards and recognition.

Bristol Slow Food Market

It is also the largest food market in Bristol, and aims to complement the existing weekly farmers market rather than compete with it.

The market hosts slow food producers from countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy France and Germany well as local farmers. It is held on the first Sunday of every month from 10am-3pm.

So what exactly is a "Slow Food" Market?

The "Slow Food" concept was born in Italy over 20 years ago.
The "Slow Food" International Organisation is an internationally endorsed movement, who believe that the majority of the world's food is not produced in a good, clean or fair way, due to intensive farming methods and a hurried way of life.

They aim to redress this balance, by educating people as to how ethically, "slow" produced food should taste - the way nature intended. Therefore, official Slow Food Markets and those who trade at them, must meet strict criteria in order to fulfil the above aims.

Obviously, the produce on offer at this market is mainly of the food and drink variety, with over 30 stalls offering the finest quality, "slowly raised" organic meats, fish and game, an astonishing array of mouth watering cheeses, chocolate, pastries, pies, cakes and seasonal fruits and vegetables, to name but a few.

There are many activities to keep you entertained at the market, including cooking demonstrations, taste workshops and guest chefs, as well as culinary skills for the more adventurous, such as pheasant skinning lessons!

The market also organises special events throughout the year, where locals can experience an evening of slow food and drink, served up by some of Bristols best chefs.

Getting there: The Slow Food Market is on Corn Street in Bristol City Centre, and as such is well serviced by the city bus network. There are car parks situated nearby on Queen Charlotte Street, Nelson Street or at The Galleries Shopping Centre.


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