Can you eat only foods grown, caught, or raised in Barbados for one week?

Slow Food® Barbados is challenging Barbadians to eat 100% local between September 4th – 10th, to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods.

The #SlowSeven Challenge aims to promote sustainable communities, healthy bodies and support local farmers and fishermen. Increasing the emphasis on locally sourced foods benefits our local economy, environment, and community, and it can also be more nutritious.

“Due to the overwhelming success and support received during our first event last year, we are hoping to grow the movement to support local even more this year,” commented Julie McNeel, Director of Slow Food Barbados. “This year we want to incorporate a focus on our local fisheries as well. We do this by sharing information on sustainable fish options, as well as a list of local growers, fisherfolk, and producers in our Buyer’s Guide (available online), which we update every year.”

By participating in this challenge, you will you be:

• Creating more demand for local food in Barbados, and in turn lowering our billion dollar food import bill;

• Learning about locally sourced, produced and caught food, as well as the people who make every plate of food possible;

• Sharing and connecting with a community of foodies in Barbados!

• Regenerating our local food systems and greater local prosperity.

Whether you want to try one locally sourced meal or take on the challenge of eating 100% Bajan for the week, you’re invited to be a part of the fun! There will be lots of prizes in store, recipes and community participation to help you along. Sign up to participate and you will receive an email with a FREE Barbados Buyer’s Guide (A list of local farmers, producers, and fisherfolk), a suggested shopping list, participating restaurants and a resource with local recipes that you can try during the Slow Seven Challenge.

Click here to sign up today and see just how #Slow can you go! –