A Community of Natural Splendor and Historical Significance
Our Take & Bake program begins Friday January 24, 2020 and will run each Friday through April 24, 2020.
The program allows us to stay connected with our community over the winter when the garden is quiet and the market is closed. We look forward to bringing you a unique menu of goodies to choose from each week, including fresh local eggs from Eggceptional Abilities as well as amaryllis bulbs from the Elawa greenhouse.
The new menu is posted each Friday afternoon. Order Friday-Monday for pick-up the following Friday.
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!
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
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.
Elawa Farm is a magnificent place to photograph. We ask that ALL photographers please check in with the foundation office before coming out.
See Elawa Farm from a bird's eye view
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org