Everyone is struggling in their own way during this pandemic, and its important that we all band together and support each other during this tough time. We are blessed with such a versatile and unique range of business’ here in South Australia, and we should support these small business’ to keep afloat despite the many roadblocks they’ve faced.
So here are 7 ideas of how to support your local business’ – one for each day of the week!
A hidden gem of the Adelaide Hills, Lot 100 in Hay Valley offers some of the region’s best food, wine, spirits, beer and ciders. Spend a lazy afternoon sipping on a chilled cider while biting into a crisp margherita pizza while the sun goes down… and you can take Lot 100 home with you. They have an array of DIY boxes to make pizza, pasta, breakfast or cheese platters galore! And they even cater for four – so the whole family will be happy.
Get a coffee at your favourite café
I’m sure we all have our go-to coffee shop, where the barista knows your order and gives you extra chocolate powder on your cappuccino – right? Well lucky for us, we have so many options to chose from in Stirling for dine in and hot drinks takeaway. So what are you waiting for? Go and treat yourself to a coffee from those familiar faces, I’m sure you’ll bring them as much happiness as their smooth latte brings you.
Treat yourself to a takeaway dinner
I’m sure I’m not the only one that dreads having to think about and create some fantastic meal after a long day studying or working. And I’m hoping I’m not the only one who has resorted to Vegemite toast for dinner once… or twice. But there is no need for such misery! So many local restaurants have adapted quickly and are offering their prized meals for takeaway. So this week, if you finish a long day, and just cant be bothered, call up your local and treat yourself to your favourite Pad Thai, or Massaman Curry.
Buy a bottle from your favourite SA Winery
There is no better way to kick your heels up at the end of a long week of working at home than cracking open a new bottle of Shiraz, or Sauvignon Blanc, or Riesling, or Cabernet Sauvignon… okay you get the picture. Living in SA we are spoilt for choice of incredible wine to suit any tastes. So don’t waste this gift, and go buy a bottle of SA wine from your local bottle-O. Expand your repertoire and ask for the staff recommendation – you never know, it might be your new favourite.
Even though many businesses may no longer be offering face-to-face shopping experiences, their innovation and technological prowess has prompted them to go online! This means you still get your favourite goods in a socially-safe way. Beerenberg Farm is offering contactless pick-up for online shoppers, local SA artists are such as the Tit Club are offering at home packages so you can get your art on in the comfort of your own space. So get clicking – and buy local!
Go to your local butcher, fruit and veg shop, fish shop or bakery
Support your local small businesses by trying to shop for your groceries at specialised shops. We are extremely lucky in Adelaide to still have numerous butchers, fishmongers and fruit and vegetable stores open, so support them by buying up big there! Head to the Hahndorf Fruit Barn – it has an exquisite range of mainstream and exotic fruit and vegetables, smallgoods and delicious fresh bread daily. Or try the Octopus’ Garden sells a vast array of seasonal fresh fish and seafood to cater to any taste.
Many businesses have had to shut down due to social-distancing measures – but that doesn’t mean they’ll be gone forever! Give them a helping hand during this hard time by booking ahead, to give them the future confidence in their grand re-openings. Or buy vouchers for local shops, restaurants or activities – it can be a treat for you to spend after getting through COVID-19! At sticky rice, we have published all our classes fro the rest of 2020, so you have plenty of options to choose for the future.