About Grow Lake County

In an effort to create a robust center of information about Lake County’s local food scene, the Lake County Local Food Task Force came together to create this information-rich site. We hope that you find Grow Lake County to be a helpful tool whether you want to buy local food, grow your own food, or get involved in your community.

The Lake County Local Food Task Force is a small group of organizations engaged in local food work throughout the County. Convened by the Liberty Prairie Foundation in Grayslake, the Task Force identifies ways to strengthen and support the food system. The group is comprised of: College of Lake County Horticulture Program, Food Revolution Lake County, Freemont Township Garden, Fuller Center for Housing Hero Project Lake County, Lake County Farm Bureau, Liberty Prairie Foundation, and University of Illinois Extension.

Over the last few years, the Task Force recognized that surrounding counties had websites to feature local food, farmers, and community-based efforts. Lake County, however, did not. With that in mind, the Task Force designed Grow Lake County to make it easier for people to find and purchase local food, find tips and local resources to help them grow their own food, learn about the local food movement in Lake County, learn about what is happening in their community, and find ways to get involved.
The Liberty Prairie Foundation maintains the site and makes every effort to keep it as up-to-date as possible. If you are an entity that would like to be listed on our interactive local food map, or have information to update, please fill out this form. If you are an organization that would like to be listed with a profile on the Get Involved page, please reach out to our team here.
The site would not be possible without the support of the Lake County Community Foundation and their recognition of the importance and potential of Lake County’s food system.


Do you have a question or is there something that you’d like to see on the site? Contact us.

Thank YOU!

to The Lake County Community Foundation for their generous support of this project.