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2017 Private Bonfire Site - Eckert's Millstadt Farm

Millstadt, IL
Cozy up around Eckert’s bonfire rings and spend a fun evening with your group! The perfect outing for church groups, sports teams, Scouts, clubs, friends and family gatherings and celebrations! Our bonfire sites accommodat... read more

Reserved VIP Seating for the Summer Concert Series

Belleville, IL
Join us for our annual Summer Concert Series at our Belleville Farm, every Friday & Saturday through Labor Day Weekend. Don't worry about bringing your own lawn chairs as we now offer Reserved VIP Seating. You will have a ... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Summer Mediterranean

Belleville, IL
Mediterranean dishes are light, colorful, burst with vibrant flavors, and are surprisingly simple. Feast on a Classic Italian Calzone; Farro Salad with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Garden Herbs and Olives; Gazpacho No-Cook Soup -- ... read more

Adult Cooking Class -- Hands On -- Salsa, Tacos, and Sangria

Belleville, IL
Chop your own salsas, make tacos 3 ways with special garnishes all while you sip Eckert's Restaurant's most popular summer sangria! Guests will be treated to a SUPER DEAL on our most favorite chopping gadget!

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Carol -- Summer Main Dish Salads

Belleville, IL
Culinary Instructor, Carol Schlitt returns to our Eckert's Cooking Classroom. This time, Carol will share some of her most favorite Summer Salads that can go from side salads to main dish SUPERSTARS!

Lunch & Learn: Berry Delightful

Belleville, IL
Let us delight you with these BERRY delicious lunchtime dishes! Enjoy Berry Spinach Salad, a Grilled Fontina and Berry Basil Sandwich and a Fruit Compote served over Vanilla Custard -- SO BERRY DELIGHTFUL!

Mommy & Me: Round About the Farm

Belleville, IL
Let's take a wagon ride through the farm and pick our own produce for the kitchen. In the classroom, we will create Mini Cheezy Pizza with Summer Herb Sprinkles and a Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart. And as always, the adult "help... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Gettin' Round on the Farm

Belleville, IL
On the wagon, through the farm, we will go! We'll pick produce for the kitchen. In the classroom, we will learn to make Mini Cheezy Pizza with Summer Herb Sprinkles, a Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart, and a Sweet & Salty Popcorn T... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON - CHINESE COOKING WITH BING

Belleville, IL
Bing will have you rollin' out the dough as she shares her tips and techniques for making Chinese Dumplings. Next, we will chop plenty of vegetables for Chicken Fried Rice. Come ready to be inspired by Bing's passion for C... read more

Wine Class: Wine In The Vineyard -- Customer Favorite!

Belleville, IL
Our annual wine class in the vineyard begins with a wagon ride from the classroom through the orchard to the home of Angie and Chris Eckert. We'll sip summer wines, al fresco, alongside the scenic Eckert Vineyard. Five foo... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Farm To Table

Belleville, IL
You've heard the term "farm to table", meaning the food on your table was produced by a local farmer, ensuring the utmost freshness. It's true -- nothing speaks of freshness  better than a meal made with produce that has j... read more

Eckert's Summer Kid's Camp: Cook Like A Farmer!

Belleville, IL
Eckert's Summer Kid's Cooking Camp in Belleville IS BACK! Last summer's camp was a HUGE success and we are looking forward to another successful camp this summer! For this camp, we will be picking produce every day from th... read more

WINE CLASS: SUMMER WINES AND LIGHT BITES

Belleville, IL
Summer is in full swing -- so Cheers! A variety of dry whites, roses, and reds will round out this celebration of summer. We'll pair an appetizer with each wine so you can fully appreciate the complementary flavors.

Lunch & Learn: Homegrown Goodness

Belleville, IL
Nothing says goodness quite like Homegrown Goodness! Dishes chock-full of homegrown fruits and vegetables take center stage in this class. Homegrown goodness like Judy's Creamy Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Summer Orzo Salad ... read more

Mommy & Me: Smell The Fresh Air

Belleville, IL
Let's take a ride on the wagon to see the crops, smell the freshness, and pick some produce to take home. In the classroom, let's make It's Raining Blackberries and Poppin' Fresh Pasta.

Adult Cooking Class: Farm Fresh Pizzas

Belleville, IL
Creativity and farm freshness are ingredients that make pizzas go from "good" to "GREAT"! Starting with Homemade Pizza Sauce, we'll make two savory and one sweet (on a cookie) pizzas starring freshly picked produce and hom... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Favorite BBQ Sides

Belleville, IL
Let us help you make every backyard bar-b-que a summertime success! Starting with Eckert's smoked meats to our favorite BBQ sauces and rubs -- then on to our favorite BBQ sides, including Juanita's Corn Pudding, Melon & Pr... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Fields Of Freshness

Belleville, IL
Did you know that there are fields of freshness out on the farm? Let's look around as we ride the wagon to pick produce to take home. In our kitchen, we'll make It's Raining Blackberries, Poppin' Fresh Pasta, and Peach Hea... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Basics of Canning

Belleville, IL
Don't let your garden harvest go to waste! Learn how to enjoy your produce all year long by attending this technique-oriented class that will feature successful preserving using a hot water bath, equipment selection, food ... read more

WINE CLASS: MERITAGE AND RED BLENDS

Belleville, IL
Blends have been used for centuries to provide the best expression of the winemaker's intent, taking the best of each cultivar and making the "perfect" wine. Come join us to explore some beautiful and award-winning Meritag... read more

Mommy & Me: Fun Farm Wrap

Belleville, IL
We'll start by riding the wagon to pick produce and wrap it to take home. In the classroom, we'll work together to make A Fruity Wrap and a Farm-hand Quesadilla.

Kids Cooking Class: Wrapping On The Farm

Belleville, IL
Can you write a rap about the farm? Come perform, if you wish, while we ride the wagon out to the farm to pick produce. Let's use some cooking skills to make a Fruity Wrap and a Farm-hand Quesadilla. This will be accompani... read more

Lunch & Learn: Oodles of Noodles

Belleville, IL
Noodles, noodles, everywhere! We're taking noodles to a new level in this class. From fresh tomato pasta, to zucchini noodles, to spaghetti squash with herbs and parmesan cheese -- noodles can be exciting and creative. Com... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Chef Joshua Charles

Belleville, IL
Welcome award-winning chef, Josh Charles! A graduate of Lecole Cullinaire, Chef Josh Charles has climbed the ranks in the St. Louis culinary world and is considered among the "ones to watch" and one of the "9 chefs to know... read more

Adult Cooking Class: I Say Tom-AY-toe You Say Tom-AH-toe

Belleville, IL
Love homegrown tomatoes? So do we! Try some of these unique recipes for how to love homegrown tomatoes even more. Recipes like Red and Yellow Tomato Soup; Red, White, and Blue Tomato Salad; Roasted Tomato Tart; and Golden ... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Couples Cook Semi Hands On - Fresh From Paris

Belleville, IL
Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and amour as you and your partner create elegant Parisian cuisine. Eckert's homegrown produce and herbs will add local flavor along with a refreshing pop of freshness and color. We'll... read more

2017 Millstadt Fun Farm Tickets - PRIVATE EVENTS

Millstadt, IL
Book your company picnic or private event at our Millstadt Farm this Fall. Contact Sarah Lanxon at 618-233-0513 x 2753 for more information.

Mommy & Me: Wheels On The Wagon

Belleville, IL
The wheels on the wagon go round and round as we travel out to the orchard to pick some produce. Take the produce home and enjoy cooking there. Here in the classroom, let's make an Apple Melt and Cinnamon Apple Dip.

Kids Cooking Class: Apple Throw-Down

Belleville, IL
No, we will not be throwing apples! We will have a cook-off in teams. There will be a mystery box of ingredients to use as you become a creative cook. Which mystery dish will be the tastiest? Let's have fun! Meanwhile, we ... read more

WINE CLASS: WINE AND APPLES IN THE ORCHARD

Belleville, IL
Back by popular demand! We'll begin this ANNUAL FAVORITE by taking a wagon ride to the orchard where we will pair freshly picked apples and wine and sample delicious appetizers. Rain date is Thursday, September 21st.

Adult Cooking Class: Hands On - Pie Perfection

Belleville, IL
Get your hands on the dough and rolling pin in this hands-on class that teaches tips and techniques on perfecting your pie crusts. We'll make Mini Apple Pies to eat and enjoy in the classroom and then make a pie dough to t... read more

Lunch & Learn: Fall Forward Flavors

Belleville, IL
Eckert's brings in the fall farmer's market right into the classroom for this fall forward flavors class! The warm aromas and flavors shine bright in cider-braised chicken, warm spinich salad with apples and bacon, and min... read more

WINE CLASS: GUEST WINERY NIGHT

Belleville, IL
Our guest winery will present and sample some of their most popular wines and share all that makes these wines unique. As always, we will pair light bite appetizers that complement each wine.

Adult Cooking Class: German Cooking

Belleville, IL
Back by popular demand! German native and culinary staff member, Sabine Vaughn, will showcase her native recipes and beers gathered from her homeland. Same FUN class with all NEW recipes!

Adult Cooking Class: Guest Chef Mickey Kitterman

Belleville, IL
We welcome returning Chef Mickey Kitterman who will showcase Eckert's apples and fall squash. Chef Mickey is an Illinois native and a graduate of French cooking school, Dumas Pere. He has shared his culinary passion and ex... read more

Mommy & Me: Spooktacular Treats

Belleville, IL
You won't be frightened to make these spooky treats. Green Slimy Dip, Freaky Frankenstein, and Ghostly Bananas are hauntingly fun to make and eat.

Kids Cooking Class: Frightfully Delicious

Belleville, IL
Let the spirits of Halloween be with us while we make Green Slimy Dip, Freaky Frankenstein, Ghostly Bananas, and Yummy Mummy. The spirits will wish they could have a bite!

Kids Cooking Class: Celebrate The Season

Belleville, IL
Celebrate the holidays with fun and good food. Let's challenge our cooking skills by making Twisted Chocolate Pretzels. You will impress your holiday guests! Show your holiday cheer as you make Grinch Cookies, The Smallest... read more

Lunch & Learn: Hosting A Holiday Party

Belleville, IL
There's typically enough stress during the holiday season without having to stress over hosting a holiday party -- let us show you some tips and techniques and sample some of our favorite recipes to reduce your stress leve... read more

WINE CLASS: WINE AND CHEESE PAIRINGS

Belleville, IL
Just in time for holiday entertaining! Taste our palette pleasing combos of Artisan cheeses and festive wines. Plus, we'll show you how to create a wine-friendly cheese plate for your next holiday party.

Mommy & Me: Be Joyful

Belleville, IL
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Show the warmth in your heart while you make Grinch Cookies and The Smallest Christmas Tree. Let Rudolph's bright nose lead the way as we create Reindeer Bark.

Adult Cooking Class: Seafood Superstars

Belleville, IL
Eckert's carries high-wuality seafood, which is both delicious and fresh. The vibrant, light flavors of salmon, shrimp, and crab shine in dishes like a one-pan salmon dinner, shrimp paella, and baked crab cakes. As a bonus... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Holiday's Best Brunch

Belleville, IL
Start a new holiday tradition this year by hosting a holiday brunch. Let us show you how! We will teach you how to make a crustless Mexican quiche, a one-of-a-kind waffle with homemade fruit sauce, slow cooker oatmeal, and... read more

Lunch & Learn: Holiday Appetizer Frenzy

Belleville, IL
Get your holiday party off to a great start with five delicious appetizers. Our culinary staff will share recipes -- from savory to sweet -- as well as must-have entertaining tips. Guests will also receive a holiday gift.

WINE CLASS: HOLIDAY WINE AND FOOD

Belleville, IL
We pull out all the stops for this class -- great foods and wines that WOW! Celebrate the finest of the season with us and learn how cheeses, foods, and wines can pair beautifully, We will also share entertaining tips. Hea... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Season Celebration

Belleville, IL
Celebrate the holidays with fun and good food. Let's challenge our cooking skills by making Twisted Chocolate Pretzels. You will impress your guests! Show your holiday cheer as you make Grinch Cookies, The Smallest Christm... read more

Mommy & Me: Joyful Treats

Belleville, IL
Celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Show the warmth in your heart while you make Grinch Cookies and The Smallest Christmas Tree. Let Rudolph's bright nose lead the way as we create Reindeer Bark.
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Past Events

Adult Cooking Class: Semi Hands On -- Spring Into Flavor

Adult Cooking Class: Semi Hands On -- Spring Into Flavor

Belleville, IL
Spring into bright, fresh, and flavorful foods in this class! Let Chicken en Papillote with Herbs, a Spring Greens Salad, Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps, and Eckert's Straw-Rhubarb Sauce served on Bakery Pound Cake usher spring into our classroom!
Thursday, May 25 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Delightful Spring Bites

Lunch & Learn: Delightful Spring Bites

Belleville, IL
Welcome Spring! This lunchtime class features fresh springtime flavors with Homegrown Asparagus with Gruyere and Walnuts, Fresh Spring Herbs in a Savory Tart, and a Sweet Strawberry Jam Parfait. What better way to welcome in spring than with these delicious dishes?
Wed, May 10 2017 12:00 PM Wed, May 17 2017 1:00 PM

Kids Cooking Class: Flower Power in the Kitchen

Kids Cooking Class: Flower Power in the Kitchen

Belleville, IL
Give power to the flower! Berry Salad in a mini flower pot, a flower-shaped grilled sandwich, Strawberry Blossoms with Cream -- PLUS -- learn how to create a decorative rose atop a cupcake. Students will plant their own flower to take home and will tour our greenhouse filled with flowers!
Sun, May 7 2017 1:30 PM Sat, May 13 2017 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me: Flowers and Food

Mommy & Me: Flowers and Food

Belleville, IL
Flowers abound in and around our cooking classroom! Flower-shaped foods and foods in flower pots is our theme this month. We'll create a flower-shaped grilled sandwich, Berry Salad in a mini flower pot, and visit the greenhouse that's filled with flowers. Each student will plant their own flower ...
Fri, May 12 2017 9:30 AM Sat, May 13 2017 11:00 AM

Wine Class: Patio Perfect Wines and Sangrias

Wine Class: Patio Perfect Wines and Sangrias

Belleville, IL
These semi-dry wines are perfectly paired with our colorful seasonal appetizers. Enjoy sips and bites surrounded by beautiful blooms in the setting of our lovely greenhouses. Get inspired to decorate your own little patio paradise perfect for wine and friendship.
Thursday, May 11 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Kids Cooking Class: Everything in a Cup

Kids Cooking Class: Everything in a Cup

Belleville, IL
We're making an entire meal in cups in this class! From our entrée -- a Mini Stromboli in a Cup to snacks and desserts such as Dip in a Cup, Muffin in a Cup, and a Trifle in a Cup -- who needs a plate? In the Garden Center, students will even plant a seed in a cup!
Sat, Apr 22 2017 1:30 PM Sat, Apr 29 2017 3:30 PM

Plant and Take: Flower Planter or Basket

Plant and Take: Flower Planter or Basket

Belleville, IL
Guests will choose from our wide selection of flowering and foliage plants to create a one-of-a-kind combination. Our expert garden staff will share tips on how to successfully plant and maintain a container garden all season long. Guests will also receive a 10% discount on select items throughou...
Sun, Apr 23 2017 1:00 PM Sat, Apr 29 2017 1:45 PM

Mommy & Me: Cooking in a Cup

Mommy & Me: Cooking in a Cup

Belleville, IL
Cups just aren't for drinking out of -- you can cook in them too! We'll learn to make Dip in a Cup, a Mini Stromboli in a Cup, and dessert Trifle in a Cup. Students will visit the Garden Center to plant a seed in a cup, too! And as always, the adult "helper" does not need a ticket -- only the "ch...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 9:30 AM Sat, Apr 29 2017 11:00 AM

Adult Cooking Class: St. Louis Fav's

Adult Cooking Class: St. Louis Fav's

Belleville, IL
This class features familiar, much-loved Gateway City favorites! BBQ Pork Steaks with Creamy Cole Slaw, Thin Crust Pizza with Provel, and Gooey Butter Cake with Eckert's Custard (who can resist?). As we demonstrate the recipes, we will share some fun, historical facts about STL!
Friday, April 28 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Lunch and Learn: Herbs in the Kitchen

Lunch and Learn: Herbs in the Kitchen

Belleville, IL
Learn valuable tips for growing and cooking with herbs. During this lunch-time class, we will demonstrate recipes for Pork with Roasted Sweet Onions and Herb Jam, Potato Salad with Mint and Peas, and Strawberries with Strawberry Herb Vinegar. Lunch portions will be served. After the cooking demo,...
Wed, Apr 12 2017 12:00 PM Wed, Apr 26 2017 1:00 PM

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951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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