160days until
The beginning of the Shmita Year! This sabbatical year of rest for the land is a tradition we look forward to sharing and learning more about.

Welcome to the farm!

Pushing the Envelope Farm is a community farm and education center rooted in Jewish tradition that serves the greater Fox Valley and Chicagoland communities. 
The farm offers the opportunity to experience sustainable agriculture first-hand, and provides a wide variety of educational programs and workshops for people of all ages and from community groups such as schools, synagogues, churches, homeschool and libraries.

Our 14-acre site features community gardens, small scale production of organic market crops by environmentally responsible growers, berry patches, wooded areas, and camp grounds. We keep dairy goats, laying hens, and honey bees, and give visitors a chance to experience farm life through hands-on workshops and activities.

Beginning Farmer Incubator 2014!  PtEF is launching its New Farmer Incubator. The program includes housing, organically managed acreage, and access to our hoop house, tractor and cold storage unit. If you are a young farmer looking for opportunities to grow your own crops in 2014 and would like to learn more, give us a call at 630.578.3313 or email GenevaFarm@gmail.com.

News & Awards 

Hazon Vision Award

We've received the Hazon Vision Award, for our work in "creating healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond."

 Pushing the Envelope is fiscally sponsored by Hazon, an international leader in the sustainable foods movement.



        Pushing the Envelope Farm    1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL     630.578.3313     GenevaFarm@gmail.com     www.pushingtheenvelopefarm.org