Supporting Local through Facebook groups.

At Valley Trading Post, we love to support local business, service and products. Below is a list of SUPPORT LOCAL Facebook groups which offer a great place to chat, exchange ideas, advertise and get to know your local community and businesses. if you have come across a business or service which you think deserves a boost, please go and tell us about it on the group called Best Local Businesses. This group runs regular competitions, about 3 a week for its members, where local businesses do a give-away and any lucky member can win anything from restaurant vouchers, to hair vouchers. Local businesses and community supporting each other.

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Special Prices & Great Deals
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Special Prices & Great Deals is a Facebook group set in the South Peninsula and Fish Hoek Valley area and is by consumers, for consumers. This means absolutely no commercial advertising by businesses or business owners. You may not advertise your own products or services. Members of this group may alert each other to great local deals like … (these are typical examples) • Price of butter at Pick n Pay • Restaurant special deals • Specials on local services … Read more

POP-UP Valentine’s Day Shop
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The POP UP Valentine’s Day Shop is a seasonal group and a place to buy, sell, advertise and chat about absolutely anything to do with Valentine’s Day. You can ask for ideas, borrow stuff, lend stuff, advertise your Valentine’s catering menus, Restaurant Valentine’s specials, Valentine’s bakes, decorations, recipes, you name it. If it relates to Valentine’s Day, then go ahead and add it to the group. Add your friends too. This group is based in the South Peninsula, Fish Hoek … Read more

Valley Book Exchange
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Valley Book Exchange group is a book-lover’s group based only in the South Peninsula / Fish Hoek Valley area to make exchanging books really easy and convenient. There is no buying or selling involved. It’s a lot like a book club except you don’t have to cook for anyone or share your wine with them. You simply post any books you have on offer and others will make an arrangement with you to collect. You can leave them in your post … Read more

Accommodation Network
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Accommodation Network Facebook group is based in the South Peninsula, Fish Hoek Valley area and beyond. The group provides a platform for those who are looking for local accommodation and those offering local accommodation, to network. If you are selling, looking to buy or rent domestic or business accommodation, this is the group to use. Holiday accommodation posts also welcome. All members must take full responsibility for checking and vetting their buyers or renters, sellers or potential landlords. This group simply … Read more

Valley Giving with Grace
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Valley Giving with Grace Facebook group has been set up so that those who need basic items, but are unable to buy them, can connect with those who are willing to give items away. Members wanting to organize projects to give to worthy causes, can promote their projects here. We hope that this will spread to more than basic items but also training, mentoring and ‘paying it forward’. Charity begins at home and this group is based in the Fish … Read more

Fab Food | South Peninsula
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Fab Food | South Peninsula Facebook group is for all the Fabulous Foodies in the South Peninsula area. It’s for those who supply, bake, cook, cater, make home delivered meals and generally keep us well fed. Foodies, please go ahead and post your eats and offerings on the Facebook group. Generally, we’re looking for healthy options, preservative free, artisan foods. Please post recipes and interesting nutritional info too. Members, please add your friends and support local entrepreneurs. The group is moderated and … Read more

Valley Trade Exchange
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Valley Trade Exchange Facebook group serves as a platform for trade exchange between local businesses in the Fish Hoek Valley area. All trade exchanges are the full responsibility of those involved in the exchange and all trade exchanges should be discussed and agreed on between the traders beforehand and all exchanges should be conducted with the same caution as any normal business exchange. Some advice regarding Trade Exchange … Treat it as you would any normal business transaction, same expectations regarding service delivery and … Read more

Gainful Employment
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The Gainful Employment Facebook group is for those who are looking for work and those who are offering work, job shadowing and apprenticeship. The group is based in the Fish Hoek Valley area and beyond so that Local businesses and homes can support local service and help get unemployed into Gainful Employment. It’s pretty difficult breaking into the job market without previous experience and references so I have created a platform (this group) where community members can help each other. The kind … Read more

Artichoke Network
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Artichoke Network is a Facebook group which has been set up for friends and colleagues in the creative industry. This includes copywriters, designers, illustrators, website experts, photographers and more. Here you can free to boast about your work, seek advice, share tips, moan, groan, encourage and motivate. Please feel free to add your industry colleagues to this group. Let’s see if we can help fellow creatives break into the local industry and let’s support freelancers. Let’s help with job shadowing, mentoring, training and tips. The group … Read more

Valley Craft Market
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Valley Craft Market

Valley Craft Market is a handy group that has been set up in support of all crafters, artists and moms & pops home-made products and produce in the Fish Hoek Valley Area. Anything hand-made and unique is welcome on this group and also the promotion of real physical weekend markets in the valley area. The group will not allow junk, second-hand sales or any big business posts, no factory products. Members monitor the group and if a product does not suit the group … Read more

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