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Elawa Farm Foundation
at Elawa Farm

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A Community of Natural Splendor and Historical Significance

Thanksgiving with Elawa Farm

FRESH TURKEY - SIDES - PIES

Pre-order your thanksgiving menu, pick up at the farm Wednesday Nov 27 8am-12pm 

Thanksgiving 2019 Menu (pdf)

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Holiday Market 2019

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December 6 - 7 - 8

Our annual Holiday Market is right around the corner and we are thrilled to offer fresh trees, greens, amaryllis, paperwhites, wreaths & holiday pots along with gifts from local artists - like stained glass, pottery and wood working - Elawa Farm honey, stocking stuffers and more. 


Join us on the farm to celebrate the season and find unique, thoughtful & handmade gifts. 


Hours 

December 6th, 7th & 8th 

10am-4pm

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Silhouette Artist Cassidy Alexander

Nationally known silhouette artist, Cassidy Alexander, will be here Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th. Cassidy cuts freehand and creates a charming, heirloom-quality miniature paper profile in just a few minutes. Cassidy can cut any age person - wiggly kids are not a problem! 

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.  

847-234-1966

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

Elawa Farm Foundation

1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045, US

(847) 234-1966

Hours

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08:00 am – 04:00 pm

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