9 November 2016

Wild & Slow 2016 in the Brook Lodge Hotel/Macreddin Village on the 12th and 13th of Movember, is a unique festival celebrating everything that's good about Irish food: the fresh, the local, the traditional and the wild.

Wild & Slow Food Festival 2016
Wild & Slow 2016 - A Celebration of All That's Great About Irish Food

There'll be rows of wooden stalls lining both sides of the street, with hundreds of homemade slow foods on display, and some really interesting workshops showcasing some of Ireland’s disappearing culinary arts. 

Movember Ireland are delighted to be charity partners of this year’s event, where we are proud to support local Irish thinkers, makers, growers and doers. 

The folks from Wild & Slow 2016 have been working hard throughout the year, providing months of community-based education, where people are reminded about the traditional skills used by their forefathers in gathering and preserving wild foods. Skills such as pickling, drying, curing, smoking, and preserving in oils, sugars and salts have been passed on in detail, as well as information about the spectacular array of wild foods available in the months leading up to the festival.

All are invited to gather and prepare their own wild food products, and encouraged to present them for sale at what will undoubtedly be Europe’s largest wild foods harvest market. From fish to pheasant, from the deep dark flavour of venison to the sticky sweetness of wild blackberry jam, a contented reliance on nature’s gifts is as slow as it gets.

For more information on Wild & Slow 2016, and on how you can participate, visit wildandslow.com