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Eckert's Farms

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: HANDS ON – BEST PIE CRUST

Belleville, IL
Get your hands on the dough and rolling pin in this hands-on class that teaches tips and techniques on making the best pie crust. Participants will make their own pie shell to bake at home. Enjoy your favorite holiday pie ... read more

Holiday Wine & Food Class

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

LUNCH AND LEARN: HOLIDAY BITES

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.  $25/p... read more

Mommy & Me: Home for the Holidays

Belleville, IL
Let's make scrumptious holiday treats that we can eat in the classroom and take home to eat later! Jingle Bell Bark rings in high on the list of goodies; Mrs. Claus' cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth; and a yumm... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Ringing in the Holidays

Belleville, IL
We'll ring in the holidays with super healthy, delicious goodies!  Jingle Bell Bark to put a jingle in your step; Mrs. Claus' cookies (because who doesn't love cookies?); Cranberry Goodness; and a Starry Surprise create a ... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON - MEXICAN FIESTA

Belleville, IL
Our Mexican fiesta starts out with Salsa Three Ways with Eckert’s Homemade Tortilla Chips, Chorizo Quesadillas with Eckert’s Guacamole, and our Best Mexican Rice. Fresh Strawberry Margaritas will make you say Ole’! Sombrer... read more

WINE CLASS: 5 WINES AND 10 CHEESES

Belleville, IL
Compare and contrast the unique traits of 5 wines as we pair 2 cheeses with each wine. Join us to taste local, domestic, and international cheeses. This entertaining and educational class will be a palate pleaser!

ADULT COOKING CLASS: YOU HAD ME AT BACON

Belleville, IL
Bacon packs such a flavor and adds a savory accent to almost everything! We’ll demonstrate and you’ll taste Bacon Jam (excellent on mashed potatoes). Bacon-Wrapped Appetizers, Wilted Kale with Bacon and Onions, and a Caram... read more

LUNCH & LEARN: VERY VEGETARIAN

Belleville, IL
Let the full flavors of vegetables, spices, and herbs shine! Vegetarian dishes can be hardy, healthy, and burst with flavor and you won’t even miss the meat! A full menu consisting of Black Bean Burgers with Sriracha-Citru... read more

MOMMY & ME: COOKIN' FOR THE FAMILY

Belleville, IL
Budding chefs will make single servings of each recipe in this class. However, each recipe is designed to allow these budding chefs to create a three-course meal for the entire family! Your little chef will learn to prepar... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: THE BUTCHER AND THE BAKER

Belleville, IL
Truss like a Butcher and bake like a Baker! Our Baker will teach you a few quick decorating techniques to jazz up your next batch of homemade treats. Observe our butcher as he cuts a whole chicken for our crowd-pleasing He... read more

KIDS COOKING CLASS: KIDS COOKIN' FAMILY STYLE

Belleville, IL
Junior chefs will create single servings of four recipes to eat during this class, but can easily re-create the recipes at home for a delicious family-style meal! Who knows – this may be the start of a future professional ... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON - PARTNER PAIR-UP NEW!

Belleville, IL
Grab a friend, coworker, significant other or your favorite teen and join us for a unique experience! Couples will be preparing their recipes together while trying a variety of tools and techniques at our prep stations. Re... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: SEMI HANDS ON - KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PIE

Belleville, IL
Whether big or small, sweet or savory, even pizza pies – pies can be made to fit every meal course! In this class, students will observe how to make a Hand-made Pie Crust and Homemade Pizza Sauce. Try your hand at making S... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: FREEZER FRIENDLY SOUPS AND CASSEROLES

Belleville, IL
Individual or family-sized servings of soups, stews, and casseroles made ahead and frozen, make excellent time-saving meals for later. Freezing dishes like Chicken Pot Pie, Red Pasta Sauce, Beef Barley Soup, and Eckert’s C... read more

KIDS COOKING CLASS: SMITTEN IN THE KITCHEN

Belleville, IL
This month’s recipes will surely leave you smitten with sweetness and flavor in the kid’s kitchen!  Three recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth and sweeten the heart of someone special.

WINE CLASS: LOVE & VINES

Belleville, IL
If wine is your favorite love potion, this event is for you! You will absolutely adore the wine pairings featured in this class. Visit our “Bouquet Bar” of wine essences and make your own dessert with your sweetie!

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON - MAKE & TAKE SWEET TREATS

Belleville, IL
This is a GREAT class for teens as they establish culinary skills and traditions. Promoting creativity in the classroom is always encouraged, so plan to get creative with pound cake and mini pie pockets!  Our culinary inst... read more

Daddy Daughter Dinner

Belleville, IL
This Valentine’s Day-themed event provides a great opportunity for dads and their daughters to spend some very memorable quality time together. This event includes dinner, dessert, keepsake photo and limo ride. $18 per per... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: SEMI HANDS ON - STUFF IT!

Belleville, IL
What can we “stuff” with healthy, flavorful ingredients? How about – pork chops, potatoes, winter squash, and Eckert’s apples? Plan to stuff your own pork chops while we demonstrate double stuffed potatoes, wild rice stuff... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: CAST-IRON COOKING

Belleville, IL
Whether you are an avid camper or outdoorsman or simply want to learn more about cast-iron cooking, this is the perfect class for you!  Cast-iron cooking isn’t just for outdoors. Cast iron is naturally nonstick, easily goe... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: SWEETENED BY NATURE

Belleville, IL
Everything’s better with a touch of local honey!  Honey is a natural sweetener that can easily add flavor and richness to both sweet and savory dishes. We will make a glaze that can be drizzled over ham or veggies, Quick H... read more

ADULT HANDS-ON EXPRESS CLASS: KITCHEN TOOLS IN ACTION NEW!

Belleville, IL
Join us in the kitchen for a hands-on tool testing! From choppers to peelers to ceramic knives, you get to decide which tool is best! Food samples from Eckert’s Country Store will be served.  All students will receive a $1... read more

Mommy Son Date Knight

Belleville, IL
After much request, we have added a date “knight” for mothers and their sons. During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons can spend time together while they enjoy the dinner, dessert, a limo ride and a... read more

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 ma... read more

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 c... read more
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Past Events

LUNCH AND LEARN: FIVE LOCAL FAVORITES

LUNCH AND LEARN: FIVE LOCAL FAVORITES

Belleville, IL
Do you love to eat locally grown ingredients? Come see and taste what we can make with these 5 delicious and delectable local favorites:  Eckert’s apples, squash and honey, Marcoot cheeses and Southern Illinois Pork. You never knew local could taste so good!!  $18/person.
Wed, Nov 16 2016 12:00 PM Wed, Nov 30 2016 1:00 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner: Harm for the Holidays

Murder Mystery Dinner: Harm for the Holidays

Belleville, IL
Welcome to the holiday party for the family run business of Harm Enterprises, LLC.  You may know them for their fancy candles…but that’s just a cover for the real business of Harm.  Crime! That’s right!  “Is there murder among thieves?”  Make your reservations today:  $45/person includes appetize...
Sat, Nov 12 2016 5:30 PM Sat, Nov 26 2016 8:30 PM

Kids Cooking Class: Thankful Table

Kids Cooking Class: Thankful Table

Belleville, IL
Let your Thanksgiving creativity run wild as we prepare our Thankful Table.  Stuffed, baked apples filled with toppings to create a warm, seasonal aroma; a turkey made with cut and sliced fruits; a gobbler's quesadilla; and plenty of gold coins (Yukon Gold potato coins, that is).  $22/child.
Sat, Nov 5 2016 1:30 PM Sat, Nov 26 2016 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me: Give Thanks

Mommy & Me: Give Thanks

Belleville, IL
Thanksgiving Eckert's Kids Style!  A fruity turkey, a gobbler's quesadilla to gobble up, and plenty of gold coins (Yukon Gold potato coins, that is) will round out our Thanksgiving Mommy & Me table.  $18/child.
Fri, Nov 4 2016 9:30 AM Sat, Nov 26 2016 11:00 AM

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Wine

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Wine

Belleville, IL
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Sunday, November 13 2016 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Wine Class: Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairings

Wine Class: Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairings

Belleville, IL
Nothing pairs better than wine and cheese! Relax and enjoy as our wine and cheese experts feature tastings of wine-friendly Artisan cheeses paired with exceptionally balanced wines. Cheers!
Thursday, November 10 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS-ON BEST PUMPKIN PIE

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS-ON BEST PUMPKIN PIE

Belleville, IL
Eckert’s Pie Pumpkin Class! – with a crust and without a crust custard filling. Start with the pie pumpkin baking, make a crust, mix a filling. Take home the filling in a deli container to bake your pumpkin pie at home. YUM!!   $25/person.
Sunday, October 30 2016 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Private Bonfire Site - Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm

Private Bonfire Site - Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm

Millstadt, IL
Book a Bonfire Site on any Friday Night from September 9 - October 28th and SAVE with Discount Code bonfire2016 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 cele...
Fri, Sep 9 2016 6:00 PM Sat, Oct 29 2016 10:00 PM

WINE 101: BASICS OF WINE TASTING

WINE 101: BASICS OF WINE TASTING

Belleville, IL
Wine is meant to be fun and relaxing—not daunting! Increase your wine knowledge during this tasting and pairing of 4 wine varieties as we cover how to open, serve and store wines properly. A complementary sample of food will be served with each wine. This class will feature semi-dry wines.  $20/p...
Saturday, October 29 2016 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

School Tours - BELLEVILLE FARM - Pay at the Gate

School Tours - BELLEVILLE FARM - Pay at the Gate

Belleville, IL
Apple Picking Tours are available: September 9 – October 7 from 9am – 2pm (no tours available on Mondays or Tuesdays). Pumpkin Picking Tours are available: October 12- October 28 from 9 am to 2 pm (no tours available on Mondays or Tuesdays). Cost: $7 per child for apple and pumpkin picking field ...
Thu, Jul 21 2016 9:00 AM Fri, Oct 28 2016 2:30 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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