Eat Local

Welcome to Lake County’s
Community Gardening Resource.


Welcome to Grow Lake County!

Interested in learning more about what’s happening in Lake County’s local food scene? You’ve come to the right
place. Lake County, IL has wonderful small family farms growing good food for communities, innovative gardening and
food projects, and people who care about where their food comes from.
Come explore the site; check out an interactive map to find places to buy local food, follow easy gardening tips and
resources to grow your own food, and learn about what is happening in your community and how to get involved.
Explore GLC:

Why local?

Learn more about how eating local
food supports Lake County family
farms and provides environmental,
economic, and health


Eating fresh, local, and seasonal food
nourishes your mind and body. Find
places throughout Lake County to
purchase local food and


Gardening provides the ultimate in
local food—fresh food from your back-
yard or community garden! Follow
these easy tips and resources


The local food movement grows
stronger in communities and
nationally each year. Learn about
academic and entrepreneurial


Many groups are growing food for
hungry Lake County neighbors. Learn
about what is happening in your
community and how to join


There are many opportunities to learn
more about this movement. Find
grants, toolkits, resources for schools,
community gardens, growers

Find local food near you!

Use this interactive map to find places where you can buy local food in Lake County!

The listings include: farmers markets, farm stands, local food farms, CSA programs, restaurants that source local food, grocers that sell local food,  community gardens and agri-tourism. 

This site was created through leadership of The Liberty Prairie Foundation in collaboration with the Lake County Local Food Task Force and with generous support from The Lake County Community Foundation.