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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

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 rec... read more

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, to... read more

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 sea... read more

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... read more

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 fl... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 green... read more

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 ... 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

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.

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

WINE CLASS: WINE AND APPLES IN THE ORCHARD

Belleville, IL
One of our most popular classes of the year! We will take a wagon ride to the orchard where we will pair appetizers made with freshly picked apples and wines. Enjoy a lovely night riding around the farm with Eckert's wine ... 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.

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.

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
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Past Events

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

Plant and Take: Herb Pot

Plant and Take: Herb Pot

Belleville, IL
Guests will learn how to create a container using 3 herbs of their choice. This class includes a pot, potting soil and a variety of herbs for guests to create a personalized planter to take home. Herb growing and harvesting tips will be shared by our expert garden staff. Class participants will a...
Saturday, April 22 2017 1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Carol -- 5 Ingredients or Less

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Carol -- 5 Ingredients or Less

Belleville, IL
We welcome Culinary Instructor, Carol Schlitt, back into the classroom! Carol's classes are always a big hit! Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dill Beurre Blanc, Peacy Pork Picante, Creamy Lemon Pasta with Asparagus, and Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts with Walnuts and Blue Cheese -- requiring only 5 i...
Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Eckert's Easter Egg-Citement

Eckert's Easter Egg-Citement

Belleville, IL
Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket with fun! Eckert’s Annual Egg Hunt, baby chicks & bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, plant a seed and savor a yummy Easter treat!   Each child that participates in the event needs a ticket. Adults do NOT need a ticket for this event.
Sat, Apr 1 2017 9:00 AM Sat, Apr 15 2017 3:00 PM

Wine Class: Riesling -- From Dry to Sweet

Wine Class: Riesling -- From Dry to Sweet

Belleville, IL
We've searched the world to find wonderful examples of the Riesling grape. Riesling is a very versatile grape, producing wines from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Taste the intense floral profiles of these unique wines along with complementary light bites.
Thursday, April 13 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Adult Cooking Class: Herb Trifecta

Adult Cooking Class: Herb Trifecta

Belleville, IL
Culinary herbs are a must in any kitchen. Learn how to grow, freeze, and dry three of the most popular -- and flavorful -- culinary herbs:  basil, oregano, and chives. We will also make dishes using this trio of herbs:  Caprese Pasta Salad, Chive Drop Biscuits, Eckert's Garlic and Greek Oregano A...
Thu, Mar 23 2017 6:00 PM Sun, Mar 26 2017 3:00 PM

GARDENING AND WINE -- FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP AND WINE

GARDENING AND WINE -- FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP AND WINE

Belleville, IL
Bring your friends and have a magical journey to our miniature world! Come share drinks and snacks while building a fairy garden of your very own. Wine tasting and snacks are provided by Eckert's. Fairy gardens include a container, soil, 1 plant, 2 accessories, moss, fairy and pebbles. You are we...
Saturday, March 25 2017 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

KIDS WORKSHOP: FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

KIDS WORKSHOP: FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

Belleville, IL
Make something ordinary -- extraordinary! With just a few houseplants, a pebble stone path, and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature fantasy world! Make your mini-garden unique with accessories and materials selected. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone -- young and ...
Saturday, March 25 2017 10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Adult Cooking Class: Chicken Around the World

Adult Cooking Class: Chicken Around the World

Belleville, IL
Explore the many variations for chicken found around the globe. Whether in other countries or in other locales within our own, chicken can be served in many different ways in many different dishes. From salads to entrées, we're sure you will love these global flavors!
Sunday, March 19 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Muuuurder in Maaay-bury

Murder Mystery Dinner - Muuuurder in Maaay-bury

Belleville, IL
Aunt Dee is throwing a garden party to raise money to buy fertilizer for the Flower and Garden Club.  Unfortunately, someone has tried to sabotage the garden spot!  Earnest D. Sass shows up to cause trouble and someone stops him “cold.”  Who could it be? Aunt Dee? Otis? Andy? Or any one of numero...
Saturday, March 18 2017 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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