Teff, roselle, bambara groundnut and tiger nuts are some of the indigenous African foods which Local Village Food is bringing to the local market. Teff is a naturally gluten-free fine grain identified by the WWW as one of the top 50 future foods while roselle is a Hibiscus species native to West Africa and suited to southern African cultivation.
Young entrepreneur Sipamandle Manqele established Local Village Foods in 2016 at the age of 25 to start a healthier, more sustainable food system that connects our diverse humanity and traditions. This dynamic, driven young woman is determined to create an authentic, influential Pan-African food brand and has already been recognised by the Mail and Guardian as one of South Africa’s Top 200 Young People to Watch in 2019.
Meeting Manqele is akin to inhaling a breath of the freshest air imaginable! She is strategically going about extending her distribution channels beyond health food stores and building her influential brand.