Farm Stalls in Grabouw / Elgin
Grabouw / Elgin’s farm stalls are an integral part of the Overberg. This is because many of them have been around for decades and have become cemented as a favourite stop-over for generations of local and even international road trippers, long-ride cyclists, truckers, overnight busses and a host of other travellers.
Apart from the absolutely amazing farm fresh baked goods, fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats and wines that Grabouw / Elgin’s farm stalls supply in abundance, it is the friendly staff that is also a big reason why so many people make a special point of stopping along this scenic stretch of Theewaterskloof.
Grabouw / Elgin farm stalls are stocked with a generous sprinkling of delicious home-baked goodness, often baked on-site each morning and still steaming fresh from the oven when customers pop the goods into a brown paper bag.
Many of these businesses in Grabouw / Elgin also encourage members of the community to earn extra money by stocking their products in-store. You will find made-from-scratch pies and sausage rolls and even sweet treats, cakes and homemade loaves of bread, not to mention ready-made meals as a healthier alternative to road trip foods that are packed with sugar or MSG. It certainly makes for a more nutritious stopover than most shopping malls or convenience stores. To add a little joy, you can pick up sugary treats, like syrupy sweet koeksisters and old-fashioned pink and white coconut ice. Don’t forget an ice cold cooldrink or flavourful cup of coffee to go if you are thirsty.
If you are really feeling too hungry to continue with your journey right away, some of the farm stalls in Grabouw / Elgin have restaurants where you can sit down and enjoy a hearty breakfast and wholesome lunch while you sit back and watch the world go by.
A point to remember when trying to decide if you should stop at a farm stall or not is that in doing so, you are supporting employment and independent business owners which is especially important in smaller communities.