Elawa Farm Foundation
at Elawa Farm


A Community of Natural Splendor and Historical Significance

Thanksgiving with Elawa Farm


Pre-order your thanksgiving menu, pick up at the farm Wednesday Nov 27 8am-1pm 

Thanksgiving 2019 Menu (pdf)


Garden Market 2019


Visit the Garden Market

Our Garden Market is open for the season. You will find a selection of fresh garden produce & flowers grown right here at the farm & chemical-free, delicious soups, salads & scones from the kitchen, and a variety of local products and artisan gifts. 

Come say hello at the market, walk the vegetable and flower gardens & attend a Bee Boppers class on Friday morning with Lindsey. 


Mid-May through October

Friday & Saturday


Job Opportunity

Elawa Farm seeks an Executive Director. 

Click below to find out more about the farm, the position & how to apply.

Things to do at Elawa Farm

Walk the Garden

Enjoy a walk through the Elawa Gardens, taking a peek at our organically grown veggies & flowers. Take a moment to chat with our Garden Manager.  Keep an eye out for honey bees, butterflies, garter snakes, toads & Sandhill Cranes!

Shop our Garden Market

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. 

2019 Dates: May 17&18 - Oct 25&26

Hike the trails in the Middlefork Savannah

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. 

Volunteer in Kitchen, Garden or Market

Join the Elawa Farm family! We have opportunities in the kitchen, garden & market to get involved. Visit our Volunteer Page for opportunities.

Photographers please note:

Elawa Farm is a magnificent place to photograph.  We ask that ALL photographers please check in with the foundation office before coming out.  


Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

Elawa Farm Foundation

1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045, US

(847) 234-1966


Open today

8:00 am – 4:00 pm



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