When local is truly lekker
In just a few weeks, a new Facebook group aimed at supporting local crafts and businesses in the Graaff-reinet area has attracted nearly 600 members.
Jennifer Hope, who farms between Jansenville and Klipplaat, originally started a Whatsapp group for friends to share news about their fresh produce and crafts.
She then realised that a Facebook group would be accessible to more people, allowing both more people to promote their wares and greater visibility for members’ products.
“Many people prefer to support local businesses, but don’t always know where to find them,” explained Jenny.
“So many items in the shops these days are mass-produced - and you certainly don’t get any feedback from the producer. If you buy from a local small business or crafter, you see the smile on the seller’s face, and know that you are making a difference in their lives.”
With Christmas coming, many people are buying gifts and would love to support local enterprises, but often don’t know what is available, and where to find it.
By joining the group, potential customers can see an amazing variety of goods on offer, from farm chickens and olives to jewelry, cosmetics and special Christmas stocking fillers.
The group can be found on https://www. facebook.com/groups/616743785394428/ There are a few ‘Local is Lekker’ groups, so look out for the group picture with the ‘Handmade, Homemade’ logo.
There are a few ‘Local is Lekker’ groups on Facebook, so look out for the group picture with the ‘Handmade, Homemade’ logo.