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written by Malou Morgan of Meraki Media Management Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 #SlowSeven Challenge. This year’s challenge saw double the number of participants, four times as many restaurants and partners and over 250 Slow Seven submissions! Slow Food® Barbados challenged Barbadians to eat only foods grown, caught, or raised in Barbados for 7 days to raise awareness of the nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods. Whether participants wanted to try one locally sourced meal or take on the challenge of eating 100% Bajan for the week, everyone was invited to be a part of the fun. There were lots of amazing prizes from our partners, such as dinners at some of Barbados’ top restaurants and generous gift certificates. We designed various categories, such as “Best Vegetarian Meal”, “Best Sustainable Seafood Meal” and “Best photo with your Farmer/Grower/Producer” to encourage as much engagement as possible, both on and offline. Our participants loved learning about locally sourced, produced and caught food, as well as the people who make every plate of food possible. “The slow food challenge was very exciting for me. I was already growing some vegetables from my garden so…

The #SlowSeven local food challenge was started by Slow Food Barbados in 2016, to encourage people to eat local for one week. That means, only using ingredients that are grown, caught, raised and produced right here in Barbados.

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