Restored to the original layout from 1918, the Garden at Elawa Farm produces more than 8,000 pounds of sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, and cutting flowers. More than two acres are cultivated each season through the hard work of the Elawa Farm team and volunteers.
At Elawa Farm, over two acres are cultivated every year, providing a remarkable array of heirloom tomatoes, lettuces and fresh greens, carrots, beets, squash, honey, flower bouquets, herbs and more. Our freshly harvested produce and flowers are available for sale at our on-site Garden Market on Friday and Saturday mornings during the summer.
Striving towards sustainability, the garden utilizes practices such as field rotation, cover cropping, beneficial predation and organic composting. All these practices are executed by our dedicated volunteers and interns whose work ensures Elawa’s continued role here in the community as a source for fresh, organically grown local produce.
As a response to the pandemic in 2020-2021, the Garden at Elawa Farm was expanded by 30%. The harvest from this additional space is distributed through partnerships with local community organizations to feed local families in need and improve healthy food access. We look forward to installing an outdoor classroom, edible perennial garden, and community orchard in the seasons ahead.
The garden is a great opportunity for folks who enjoy the outdoors. It is also a terrific option for school service hours, master gardener volunteer hours, community groups or corporate teambuilding.
We at Elawa Farm are continually striving to keep our garden flourishing with fresh produce that helps nourish community members in ours and surrounding neighborhoods. Click the button below to learn more about volunteering in our garden and to help us keep Elawa growing!
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org