I joined the Slow Food Challenge for the first time this year which was from September 2-9. This food challenge focuses on supporting the local community by purchasing locally sourced and produced foods. I incorporated locally bought foods from Cheapside Market in Bridgetown, along with herbs and vegetables from my home garden into some of my meals throughout the week. This was my first time shopping at Cheapside, and I had a great time talking to vendors and capturing some great content. This article is a visual representation of how I took part in the challenge.
To learn more about the Slow Food’s mission to ‘facilitate the development of food sovereignty and food security initiatives on the island’, you can visit their page here: Slow Food Barbados.
Saturday, September 1 – Cheapside Market Shopping
Local farmer cutting a large pumpkin. This pumpkin was sweet, creamy and soft when cooked.
Sunday, September 2 – Slow Food Challenge Day One
Monday, September 3 – Slow Food Challenge Day 2
I ate the same Day 1 meal for lunch.
Tuesday, September 4 – Slow Food Challenge Day 3
Wednesday, September 5 – Slow Food Challenge Day 4
This day I only had a snack locally sourced, not including any meals. Day 5 and 6 I was ill and I wasn’t able to prepare meals.
Saturday, September 8 – Slow Food Challenge Day 7
I encourage everyone to shop locally produced and sourced foods. Not only do I personally find it cheaper depending on where you buy your food from, but more importantly your supporting our local community.
Photos below are from the growing herbs and vegetables at home.