Snail of Approval

Slow Food’s  Internationally recognised Snail of Approval Award program inspires producers, chefs, restaurant owners and food outlets to use and promote good, clean and fair food from local sustainable ingredients!

Food businesses undertaking sustainable activities can apply to bear the prestigious Snail of Approval Award on their premises, if they produce food which is good, clean and fair. 

Contact us to apply for this coveted sustainability award, or download the Application Form.

2023 Snail of Approval Annual Awards

There were 21 recipients of the 2023 awards in our Slow Food Berry to Jervis Bay area. We would like to congratulate the following businesses:

The Berry Farmers’ Market is a genuine farmers market that is held EVERY Thursday afternoon from 2-5. Lock in Thursday afternoon to pick up your fresh produce, ready-to-eat food & artisan goodies.

Grown beneath the stunning escarpments of Australia’s most beautiful Kangaroo Valley, our olives are lovingly handpicked individually and processed naturally, using traditional methods to preserve their natural flavour and essence.

We source the finest local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. We pickle, ferment, brine, cook, knead, bake and serve naturally the best house made deli produce we can.

Our hatted chefs will never lose their enthusiasm to cook beautifully plated dishes. Weekly changing dining events await you.

At Hampden Deli, we are constantly changing our classes. We offer skill based favourites such as bread making, charcuterie and handmade canapes. Come get motivated with new dinner party menu ideas and Stevie’s favourite- last minute pastries!

We are committed to growing a thriving local food system that nourishes our community.  We work with many local farmers and producers to bring you a  wide range of locally sourced food that is freshly harvested, ethically raised and chemical free.

Tucked away in a side street of Berry, we are a small restaurant passionate about sharing our love of this region with locals and visitors alike.
Your hosts John and Sonia craft a set seasonal menu that highlights the best of the South Coast with a contemporary, relaxed and honest vibe.

What started out as a neighbourhood of friends buying together for better products and prices, has turned into a beautiful nurturing community.

Bomo Bulk brings you a convenient way to shop for your favourite bulk items, with options for delivery directly to your door, or Click & Collect.


The Friendly Inn Garden (FIG) is a cooperative community garden on the grounds of the Friendly Inn in Kangaroo Valley.

Come and join us every Thursday morning 10-12 behind the Friendly Inn. Become more involved with the community, make new friends, get some exercise and enjoy organically grown produce. It really is a social morning and enjoy a cuppa afterwards. We need more volunteers/ members so come along and learn a bit more about the garden.

Located in The Shoalhaven’s dairy farmland, with views of evergreen pastures, enjoy a friendly dining experience, catered function, or pop-up event.

Mussel farming is regarded as one of the world’s most sustainable methods of food production and the Blue Mussels we farm are a naturally occurring species in the waters of the South Coast of NSW. The lease area of our Mussel farm is 0.4% of the total area of the bay and we’re the only aquaculture operation permitted to operate in the Marine Park. One of the benefits of farming in Jervis Bay is that there is a continual flow of water, which enters the bay on the southern side and flushes out near the seabed on the northern side, resulting in exceptional water quality year round.

Based in the beautiful town of Berry, we provide a fresh and personal catering service for weddings on the NSW South Coast from Shellharbour to Jervis Bay, including Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Kangaroo Valley and Nowra.

Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat is a small organic winery situated on 40 acres of bush land only 20 minutes from Kangaroo Valley, 25 minutes to Berry and 20 minutes from Nowra.
Coming to our property means having a break from the everyday connection to technology. There is no internet, phone or television reception in our accommodation.

Wide range of fully certified organic fruit & veg. Farm gate sales by prior appointment only, contact Josh Strong. Produce available from eco farms Flemington, Milton farm shop, and occasionally Nowra Farmers Market and Berry Farmers Market.

DISTILLERY BAR & DINING – Here to lift your spirits!

Old Salt Distillery focus is on small batch artisan products. Located in the heart of the Shoalhaven they produce their own spirits and have a huge love of showcasing Australian produce in both beverages and on a plate.

The Patchy Growers produce seasonable vegetables and herbs without the use of chemicals or synthetic fertilisers.  They aim to improve soil health through the use of compost, compost teas, green manures and minimal disturbance of the soil.


Mobile: 0402 264 866

What Flavour will you try today?
We connect you with a delicious selection of fine foods from local growers and producers across NSW and the South Coast and gourmet Spanish artisans.

Flour Water Salt bakery is a family owned business belonging to Joost & Kirsty Hilkemeijer operating bakery cafes in the charming seaside villages Milton, Kiama and Huskisson. Our wholesale bakery is located in the beautiful town of Berry.

We supply biologically active compost for consumers to use on their gardens and vegetables to produce healthy natural foods.  There are two products; compost and worm castings.


Mobile: 0427 651 808

We’re a small, family-owned and run oyster farm, growing award-winning Sydney Rock Oysters and Pacific Oysters on the South Coast, NSW.

Passionate about their coastal environment and committed to leaving this planet in a better way for their 3 children, Haven Island Oysters strive to lead the way in sustainable oyster farming practices; using recycled materials for infrastructure, compostable packaging and crushing waste oyster shells for local organic farms.

We produce In-House and take away meals offering vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and some meat meals.  The In-house preparation uses locally sourced ingredients wherever possible with a focus on good nutrition and flavour!


Mobile: 0432 368 477

Set in a beautiful two-storey heritage building, we are best known for our large, relaxed, garden dining space. 

Our seasonal menus are created to showcase the best of our local regional produce and include great options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets. We also make sustainable choices wherever possible, from pasture-raised eggs through to composting all of our organic and food waste.

Our Mission is to help you grow great organic vegetables in cool climate locations.

Eating food that you have grown is the best food in the world. Growing food is such a positive and satisfying activity. It is great for the earth and helps put meaning and productivity into your life. It makes you feel good, it can save you money and provides some self reliance in these crazy insecure times.