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 and interns 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.
Join the Elawa Farm community by becoming a member of our CSA program! A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a popular way for members of the community to buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer and is a program that Elawa Farm has been offering for several years. Participants of our CSA receive a weekly share of 7 – 10 produce items harvested each week for a total of 20 weeks running from June 4th – October 15th. We grow all of our produce and flowers using sustainable growing practices, just minutes from your home. And, your CSA directly supports the mission of Elawa Farm. Availability is limited, so if you’re interested, don’t delay in registering for it! To learn more, click on the button below.
Cost: Unchanged from last year at $500 for the cost of the weekly CSA box ($25/wk.) plus a tax deductible donation of $500 to Elawa Farm Foundation for a total of $1,000.
Dates: June 4th– October 15th, 2021 (20 weeks)
What You’ll Receive: Each week, you’ll receive a broad range of seasonally available vegetables. Each weekly share includes an assortment of 7 – 10 vegetables (the equivalent of a paper grocery bag) based on what’s ready to harvest that particular week. We grow over 30 different crops plus herbs, so you’ll be receiving many different items throughout the season. Additionally, there will be times when we will supplement our CSA with produce grown by other local farms also using sustainable growing methods so that we can provide you with an even broader range of vegetables e.g., mushrooms, asparagus. Below is a downloadable list of all of the crops that we’ll be growing and their approximate availability.
Pick Up: CSA shares will be available for pick up during our weekly market on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you won’t be able to pick it up one week, feel free to have someone else get it for you or make arrangements with us to pick it up on Monday.
If you have additional questions about our CSA, please contact our Farm Manager, Elaine Madansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up, click here.
The Garden at Elawa Farm
Elawa Farm Foundation | 1401 Middlefork Drive | Lake Forest | IL | 60045
847-234-1966 | elawafarm.org