Support Local – Bloemfontein
As lockdown eases up, supporting local businesses is a way to not only get the economy restarted but it makes a real difference in the lives of families and business owners who have put their all into keeping their doors open. Here are some local businesses you can support in the cosy and welcoming city of Bloemfontein that you can support during and after lockdown.
Started by coffee-loving radio presenter turned barista James Kilbourn, Stereo Cafe has been pioneering Bloem coffee culture since opening in 2013. The cafe is currently closed so you can’t run in and grab a delicious cup of coffee on the go but you can order online for delivery and help support staff members Nkosi, Mamello and Nthabi by contributing to the virtual tip jar.
Stereo Cafe has also partnered with fellow Bloemfontein based business, Freshbox to bring you weekly deliveries of fresh vegetables, yoghurt, cheeses, bread and, of course, Stereo roasted coffee.
Jack & Jill’s Food Co.
Jack & Jill’s Food Co. have added their own flavour to home delivery with #RingAndRunDeliveries. You can request to have Jill send the weekly menu to you via WhatsApp or email. To ensure consistent quality, personal service and safety daily orders are limited to 15 so get your order in quick!
Urth Lifestyle Centre
You may be missing a seat among the flowers at Urth Lifestyle Centre but you can enjoy their food delivered to your home. Their hot menu includes curries, peri-peri chicken and beef koftas to share or enjoy all on your own. We suggest checking their online store regularly to see any new additions such as seasonal flowers, seedlings, quirky home decor items and custom design face masks.
Known for stunning clothing, dance and athletic wear, Fancy Fitness is a home-based business who have added masks to their line of products. If you are looking for small-run custom designs that support your neighbours, this is the company to support.
Boet & Sus
Boet & Sus is a “mengelmoes” of beautiful gifts, trinkets and homemade treats. They are not currently open to the public but are definitely a first-stop place to visit once they reopen.
Be Human – Middlewater Farm
Itching to get out once lockdown is over? Be Human – Middlewater Farm just outside the city is the place to go. There is an incredible amount to do for the whole family from the Saturday market, live music shows, festivals, animal farm hotel, splash pool, jumping castles, quad bike riding, hiking trails and game drives. Too tired to drive home? There is even an award-winning hotel and self-catering unit.
Langehoven Boeremark (Farmer’s Market)
The Langehoven Boeremark is a chance for locals to sell their fresh produce, handmade goods and other products. The market is the sole source of income for many stallholders who have taken a knock since the market can currently not take place. Make sure to go out and support it “doors” are reopened.
Angel Hearts – Workshop for People with Disabilities
Angel Hearts is an NPO that supports people with disabilities by creating a space where people can learn to make different decor items and handmade gifts that can be sold. Along with beautifully painted items such as trays and signs, handmade teddy bears, pillows, shoes and bags, the team are currently making unique two-layer masks.
Find more businesses to support here.