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Elawa Farm

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The Garden Market dates for 2018 are May 18 - October 27. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Beautiful experience and food

There is such a fine selection of food items and a lovely place to spend time. The community has... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Lake Forest, Illinois
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1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1589
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The Garden Market dates for 2018 are May 18 - October 27. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. fresh veggies, herbs, and flowers; "beelicious" local honey; plus items from the Elawa kitchen and visiting vendors.

1  Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 11 November 2017

There is such a fine selection of food items and a lovely place to spend time. The community has worked very hard to provide this elegant farm atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Thank P5405MSdianas
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We enjoy the wonderful French cooking classes taught by Chef Gand. The children enjoy the sunmer camp as well as the holiday festivities. There is so much to do and learn at the Elawa Farm. Summertime is harvest time amd you can purchase fresh foods...More

3  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Elawa Farm is a free access historic farm and a wildlife discover center, managed by their park district. The property consists of the farm buildings, as well as land, which is now being restored from farmland back to prairie. There are nice walking trails there...More

1  Thank Aktalz
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Three generations enjoyed our visit..... But be aware, there are three rooms! Two were pretty well hidden but full of eager volunteers and reptiles! Make sure to visit all three rooms. The kids and grown ups were all pleased with the close up views and...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is an update of my 2014 review. The Garden Market is now open Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Logistically, this works much better than the earlier schedule. Talented Chef Steve makes and bakes some truly wonderful things. As always, get...More

Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a small learning farm in Lake Forest. There's a free small parking lot that usually has spots unless there's an event. Bring your bike because the lot is also the entrance to Middlefork Savanna which is a natural park with a bike path...More

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Elawa Farm was part of a historic estate and farmland. It has been lovingly restored into a community treasure. During the summer months on Fridays and Saturdays there is a fabulous market. Fresh produce and baked items are available. They also feature classes during the...More

Thank MyrnaMary
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It is a great place for children. Lots of unusual animals to discover and watch, a playground nearby and some cool nature around to go for walks. I am here pretty often with my 6 year old and she always loves it.

1  Thank Elli D
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Interesting for children, well run, well kept up. Reptile exhibit was unusual!!! It used to be a real working farm. Nice place for a child's birthday party

Thank hawkfan65
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