Welcome to Grow Lake County!
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.
resources to grow your own food, and learn about what is happening in your community and how to get involved.
food supports Lake County family
farms and provides environmental,
economic, and health
nourishes your mind and body. Find
places throughout Lake County to
purchase local food and
local food—fresh food from your back-
yard or community garden! Follow
these easy tips and resources
stronger in communities and
nationally each year. Learn about
academic and entrepreneurial
hungry Lake County neighbors. Learn
about what is happening in your
community and how to join
more about this movement. Find
grants, toolkits, resources for schools,
community gardens, growers
Local foundation launches new farmlink website
The Liberty Prairie Foundation recently launched the Northeast Illinois FarmLink website, the first resource of its kind in our region. This exciting new site is designed to help local agriculture in the area survive and thrive.
Northeast Illinois FarmLink is a website where farmers looking for land and farm landowners looking for farmers can efficiently find each other. Like similar sites around the country, farmers and landowners create detailed profiles and post them for free. In addition, the website features a selection of the best information and resources from around the country on various topics related to finding farmland, leasing, negotiating, conservation easement, etc.