The Garden at ELAWA FARM

Elawa Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of Elawa Farm, a gentleman's farm built in 1915. The efforts of the Elawa Staff and countless volunteer hours have created a garden space that combines traditional farming practices with the needs and interests of our current community.

At Elawa 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 whose work ensures Elawa’s continued role here in the community as a source for fresh, organically grown local produce. 

We invite all to volunteer to learn more.

Learn more about the history of the elawa garden

Seedling tutorials

How To Transplant Seedlings In Your Garden

Healthy Soil

2020 CSA - Community Supported Agriculture

Join the community by becoming a member of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program!

Purchase a "share" to receive fresh produce each week while also donating to a local historically significant site, Elawa Farm.  We grow all of our produce and flowers in our restored historic garden using all organic practices, just minutes from your home.

You'll receive a weekly box of the very freshest produce, or opt to have Elawa Farm donate your weekly box to the local Lake County food pantries.  Elawa Farm has been working with the local Food Pantry for several years, donating all leftover veggies, fruit & herbs from our garden and market.  The Food Pantry, located right in Lake Bluff, serves about 90 families every month.


CSA Details:

         - 20 weeks – Fridays June 5 through October 16, 2020

         - Cost: $1,000 ($500 for goods & services + a $500 tax-deductible donation to Elawa Farm)

                             o $25/wk. goods & services + $25/wk. tax deductible donation

Pick up your CSA on Friday or Saturday during market hours:  8am - 1pm

Fridays - June 5 through October 16

Your weekly box includes: 

-  Selection of seasonal, organically grown produce

-  Recipe highlighting item of the week

The only way to get produce this fresh is to grow it yourself! 


Due to high demand, our 2020 CSA Program is sold out! Please check out our selection of vegetables and flowers at our weekly market, starting on May 15th, to purchase what you need for the week. For more information call 847.234.1966 or Email

The Garden at Elawa Farm