The Garden at ELAWA FARM

Elawa Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of Elawa Farm, a gentleman's farm built in 1915. The efforts of the Elawa Staff and countless volunteer hours have created a garden space that combines traditional farming practices with the needs and interests of our current community.


At Elawa over two acres are cultivated every year, providing a remarkable array of heirloom tomatoes, lettuces and fresh greens, carrots, beets, squash, honey, flower bouquets, herbs and more. Our freshly harvested produce and flowers are available for sale at our on-site Garden Market on Friday and Saturday mornings during the summer.


Striving towards sustainability, the garden utilizes practices such as field rotation, cover cropping, beneficial predation and organic composting. All these practices are executed by our dedicated volunteers whose work ensures Elawa’s continued role here in the community as a source for fresh, organically grown local produce. 


We invite all to volunteer to learn more.

Learn more about the history of the elawa garden

CSA 2018 - Community Supported Agriculture

 

Join the community by becoming a member of our brand new CSA program. Purchase a "share" to receive fresh produce each week while also donating to a local historically significant site, Elawa Farm.  We grow all of our produce and flowers in our restored historic garden using all organic practices, just minutes from your home.

Receive a weekly box of the very freshest produce, or opt to have Elawa Farm donate your weekly box to the local Lake County food pantries..  Elawa Farm has been working with the Food Pantry for several years, donating all leftover veggies, fruit & herbs from our garden and market.  The Food Pantry, located right in Lake Bluff, serves about 90 families every month.

The CSA includes 20 weeks at $50/week, with 50% of these fees directly supporting the mission of Elawa Farm and is therefore tax deductible. 

Pick up on Fridays during market hours:  8am - 1pm

Your weekly box includes: 

-  Selection of seasonal, organically grown produce

-  Recipe highlighting item of the week

The only way to get produce this fresh is to grow it yourself!

For more information and to sign up, please call our foundation office at 847.234.1966

Shares are limited

*Please note that occasionally substituions may be necessary due to weather or crop issues.  All farmers are dependent on Mother Nature and we are no different here at Elawa Farm.  We will substitute with something wonderful like granola or a pie from the kitchen at Elawa Farm.

*Also note that 50% of your CSA is tax deductible