Originally developed for the A. Watson Armour family in 1917, Elawa Farm gathers community through food and agriculture with a sustainable farm, weekly market, learning kitchen, and educational programming.
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Enjoy a walk through the Elawa Gardens, taking a peek at our sustainably-grown vegetables & flowers. Take a moment to chat with our Garden Manager. Keep an eye out for honey bees, butterflies, garter snakes, toads & Sandhill Cranes!
Our Garden Market is open Friday & Saturday 8am-1pm from mid-May through October. You will find produce, herbs and flowers harvested directly from the Elawa Garden, as well as fresh food from the Elawa Kitchen.
Save the date! Our Garden Market will reopen on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2023. Regular hours are 8 am - 1 pm during the market season.
Home to a rare tallgrass savanna, Middlefork Savanna's nearly 100 acres features a mix of oak savanna and woodlands, wet and mesic prairies, sedge meadows and marshes. Middlefork provides valuable protection for many state and federally listed species.
A 25-acre parcel here is considered the highest quality tallgrass savanna of its kind in the nation and recognized as a globally threatened ecosystem.
Join the Elawa Farm family! We have opportunities in the kitchen, garden & market to get involved. Visit our Volunteer Page for opportunities.
We're glad you're considering our historic farm for your next photo session! No photo permit required but we kindly ask photographers to check in to ensure the session doesn't conflict with an event or private function. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-234-1966 ext. 802.
Elawa Farm's campus is shared with the City of Lake Forest's Wildlife Discovery Center. For hours and more information, visit their website or call 847-810-3663.
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We would love to hear from you! For general inquiries, e-mail us at email@example.com.
1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045, US
08:30 am – 04:00 pm
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org