Elawa Farm Foundation at Elawa Farm

Elawa Farm Foundation at Elawa Farm

Elawa Farm Foundation at Elawa FarmElawa Farm Foundation at Elawa Farm

A Community of Natural Splendor and Historical Significance

Take & Bake 2020


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 honey straight from our hives here at the farm.  

The new menu is posted each Friday afternoon. Order Friday-Monday for pick-up the following Friday.

CSA 2020


Our CSA program begins Friday June 5 through October 16, 2020.

 We grow all our produce and flowers in our restored historic garden following organic practices, just minutes from your home. Come pick up your veggies, wander through the garden & check out the fresh salads, soups, flower bouquets and more in the market 

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. 

2020 Dates: May 15&16 - Oct 24&25

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

08:00 am – 04:00 pm



See Elawa Farm from a bird's eye view