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NEW!    CSA 2017

Community Supported Agriculture

This year ELawa Farm is celebrating 100 years.  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 Shields Township Food Pantry.  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.  CSA will begin June 2, weekly through October 13.  (Payment up front required)

Your weekly box includes: 

-  Selection of seasona,l 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 - Sign up now!

*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

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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. Learn more about our Garden history here.

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.

We would like to thank these restaurants/businesses for supporting Elawa Farm by purchasing from our Garden and Market:

Chef Gale Gand
Inovasi
Prarie Espresso
Old Elm Club
Lake Bluff Brewery
Lake Forest Place
Alison Buck Floral Design

 

Monday Morning:
Not even the bluster of late October winds can rob Elawa of its beauty. Fall is a great time to pause and reflect on the wonderful season. It's also the time to clear beds of debris and plant matter, check on your cover crops and start dreaming up next seasons planting! Let us know what your favorite vegetable, flower or baked good of the summer was on Facebook.

 

 

Row Covers:
Row covers allow us to extend our growing season into the cold winter by protecting delicate leaves and greens from frost damage. The fabric ‘floats’ over the beds, held up by arches made of bent conduit. Swiss Chard, Spinach, Kale and Lettuces will sneak into winter under these covers, sweet and delicious.

 

Microgreens:
Elawa offers an array of fresh micro greens grown on site. Great on salads, sandwiches, burgers and much more! Get up close and personal with our Spicy Sprout mix.