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-12pm 

Thanksgiving 2019 Menu (pdf)


Holiday Market 2019


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. 


December 6th, 7th & 8th 



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.  


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



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