Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating.
Our overall philosophy is based on the belief on the fundamental right to the basic pleasures of quality local food and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make such pleasure possible.
Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.
We consider ourselves co-producers, not consumers, because by being informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a part of and a partner in the production process.
Slow Food Barbados is a not-for- profit organization. It’s a community of like-minded individuals, farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, food producers, educators and foodies that have joined together to help build a stronger food system. This in turn enhances food security for our Island, supports communities, and cares for the environment in which we live.
‘Change the menu, change the world.’
Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food Barbados envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, fair for the people who grow it and clean for the planet.
Slow Food Barbados seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our national food system in Barbados by facilitating the development of food sovereignty and food security initiatives on the island.