WHO WE ARE
Slow food is a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with millions of supporters in 164 countries that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Slow Food seeks to steward a dramatic and lasting change in the food system.
At Slow Food Barbados we reconnect Barbadians with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food while protecting the rich heritage, traditions and culture that food makes possible. Furthermore, we want to reinvigorate the youth's interest in food and bestow on them the knowledge of where it comes from.
What began as a shared passion for organic food, knowing where it comes from and a worrying trend of increased food imports and the desire to reconnect farmers and producers with the community, culminated in the formal induction of the Barbados chapter of Slow Food, in September 2012. Through a partnership with the local Organic Growers and Consumers Association, Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy local food that is good, clean and fair.
GOOD Quality, Flavoursome and Healthy;
CLEAN Production that does not harm the Environment, the People or the Animals;
FAIR Accessible prices for customers and fair pay and conditions for producers.
The Slow Food Barbados chapter is run by a small volunteer board and administrative team.
This chapter is lead by co-chairs Ian McNeel and John Hunte.
We actively recruit volunteers to assist with education, public awareness and project execution.
We believe in 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. We aim to acknowledge and celebrate local farmers, chefs, eateries and artisans who contribute to good, clean, fair food and to spread awareness of the Slow Food philosophy and the establishments that support it.
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.