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Eckert's Farms

Adult Cooking Class: Farm Fresh and Gluten-Free

Belleville, IL
Let’s create some gluten-free favorites using Eckert’s homegrown tomatoes and herbs. We will demonstrate and enjoy Smoked Tomato & Herb Gazpacho Shooters, Creamy Cheese Sauce over farm fresh veggies, Eckert’s house-made sa... read more

Semi Hands-On: Canning 101 - Jams & Jellies

Belleville, IL
Do you know the difference between a preserve, a jelly, and a jam? Come find out as we make Peach Preserves, Blackberry Jelly, and Tomato Jam with delicious summer fruits! We will also cover sanitation and storage tips and... read more

Lunch & Learn: Tastes Like Summer

Belleville, IL
Take a break and enjoy the delicious flavors of sunny days and warm weather. Fresh fruit, tasty herbs, and sweet honey shine in this class dedicated to summer. We will enjoy a Summer Fruit Salad with Mint Sugar, Berry Brie... read more

Jeremiah Johnson Band Reserved Seats

Belleville, IL
We are so excited to welcome back the Jeremiah Johnson Band to the stage during our FREE Summer Concert Series. We have had so many requests to add additional seating, that we are going to open up SIX more VIP tables. You ... read more

Wine Class: Wine Cocktails and Mimosas

Belleville, IL
Join us for a summer wine celebration in the classroom as we sip cocktails and mimosas made with wine. We will also whip up some light summer appetizers featuring fresh herbs and Eckert's produce. You'll go home with delic... read more

Lunch & Learn: Spectacular Summer Salads

Belleville, IL
Summer and salads go hand-in-hand. Join us for lunch as we share our favorites - Confetti Salad, Chicken Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, and Berry Green Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette.

Hands On: 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

Mommy & Me: Spectacular Summer Fruits

Belleville, IL
Fruits from the farm are so sweet and delicious. Let’s use them in recipes that your little ones will love to make AND eat! We will make Sunny Day Dip, Summer Salad, and then head out to the fields to pick fresh produce to... read more

Kid's Class: Fabulous Summer Fruits

Belleville, IL
Summer is in full swing and it’s time to whip up a few delicious recipes using sweet summer fruits. We will make Sunny Day Dip, Summer Salad, and Tutti-Fruity Crisp. Then it’s time to head out to the farm and pick some tas... read more

Adult Cooking Class: The Italian Garden

Belleville, IL
Join us as we take a trip to the Italian countryside and taste fresh dishes made with ingredients straight from the garden! We’ll start off by sampling a few variations of Pesto Bruschetta, Zucchini Pizza Bites, Oregano Ch... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Sensational Summer Tomatoes

Belleville, IL
Let’s get creative and find out just how many different dishes we can create with summer’s favorite produce! We will demonstrate and taste Grilled Havarti Cheese Sandwich with Green and Red Tomatoes, Chicken Quesadilla wit... read more

Wine Class: Not So Dry Wines

Belleville, IL
Taste and learn about sweet and semi-sweet wines. We'll pair a complementary sample of food with each wine so you can fully experience the complementary flavors. This is the perfect class for the beginning wine drinker or ... read more

Mommy & Me: Snack Attack

Belleville, IL
Playing can work up quite an appetite! Bring in your hard worker and join us in the classroom as we make a variety of fun and tasty treats! We will create Fruit Pops, Sandwich Sushi, and Yummy-Tummy Granola Bars. Then it’s... read more

Kid’s Class: After School Snacks

Belleville, IL
Summer is winding down and soon it will be time to start working hard in the classroom. What better way to reward that hard work than some yummy after school snacks? Join us as we create Fruit Pops, Sandwich Sushi, Yummy-T... read more

Lunch & Learn: Homegrown and Homemade

Belleville, IL
Summer is in full swing and it’s time taste all the fresh fruits and veggies it has to offer. We will serve Summer Succotash, Poached Chicken with Herbs, and Peach Custard Pie with homemade whip cream. Yum!

Hands-On: Food Truck Style Tacos

Belleville, IL
We’re cooking up some fun with food truck style!  Learn how to put a fun spin on the traditional taco with our Korean Beef Taco and White Fish Taco with Peach Salsa. Guests can try out our favorite chopping gadgets as we m... read more

Semi Hands-On: Fresh Picked Sheet Pan Dinners

Belleville, IL
Using fresh ingredients from the farm, we will show you how to create delicious dinners that are perfect for any night. We will demonstrate Teriyaki Salmon, Lemon Chicken with Veggies, Vanilla Maple Apples, and more! We wi... read more

Adult Cooking Class: The Spanish Garden

Belleville, IL
Take a trip to Spain as we enjoy an evening dedicated to fresh Spanish cuisine made with ingredients straight from the garden. Our menu will include Pan Cooked Zucchini and Tomato with Chorizo Sausage, Roasted Pepper Salad... read more

Lunch & Learn: Fab Flavors from the Farm

Belleville, IL
Farm fresh is the absolute BEST way to enjoy our favorite fall flavors. Come out and enjoy Apple Herb Pot Pie, Maple Siracha Squash Medley, and Baked Apple with Caramel and Custard.

2018 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.

2018 Millstadt Fun Farm Tickets - DONATION

Millstadt, IL
If you are seeking a donation, please fill out the this form and someone will notify you if we are able to donate. Thanks.

2018 Millstadt Fun Farm Admission Tickets - $13

Millstadt, IL
Visit Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm this fall, where you and your kids can be entertained all day. There is even more fun on the weekends.

Wine Class: Wine 101 - Basics of Wine

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 wi... read more

New! Hands-On: Make Ahead Dinners

Belleville, IL
Join us for an afternoon of meal-prep the Eckert’s way! This class is perfect for anyone wanting to save a little time during the week but still have delicious meals to serve. Before creating our fast and fresh dishes you ... read more

Wine and Apples in the Orchard

Belleville, IL
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.

Mommy & Me: Fall is Here

Belleville, IL
Apples, pumpkins, leaves, oh my! Fall is here! Come out with your little one and help them create an Applelicious Grilled Cheese and a Fall Fruit Float. Then it’s time to take a trip to the orchard and gather a few apples ... read more

Kid’s Class: Harvest Time

Belleville, IL
It’s fall and our farm kitchen is bursting with delicious apples and big orange pumpkins! So let’s get cooking and make an Applelicious Grilled Cheese, Festive Fall Pie, and a Fall Fruit Float. Then it’s time to head out t... read more

Hands-On: Farm Fresh Cooking with Friends

Belleville, IL
Grab a friend and join us for a fun evening of hands-on cooking using our favorite fall fruits and veggies. We will make Mini Apple Burgers, Eckert’s Butternut Squash, Apple, and Onion Pie, and Apple Crisp for One. We will... read more

Lunch & Learn: Farmhouse Soups

Belleville, IL
Warm up this fall with tasty soups using seasonal squash and veggies. Come and enjoy Apple Butter French Onion Soup, Squash and Bean Minestrone, and Apple Brie Soup.

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Belleville, IL
No tricks, just treats! Join us for this Halloween-themed wine class! We will sample various wines with Halloween themed labels and scary origins. Wines will be paired with fun and festive lite bites. Costumes optional, FU... read more

Guest Chef: Carol Schlitt - Fall Favorites

Belleville, IL
Carol Schlitt will join us in the Cooking Classroom as she shares her five favorite fall dishes. We will enjoy Spliced Pear Salad, Peachy Pork Picante, Roasted Squash Soup as well as other simple and delicious recipes made... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Oktoberfest

Belleville, IL
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE! German native and culinary staff member, Sabine Vaughn, will showcase her native recipes and beers gathered from her homeland. Come and sample these tasty offerings! This class sells out quickly.

Mommy & Me: Spooky Treats

Belleville, IL
Join us in the classroom as we create some creepy cool recipes that you and your kiddo will love. We will make Graveyard Dip, a Tentacle Pot Pie, and Hoo Goes There? Owl Pop. Recommended for ages 3-5. Ticket only needed fo... read more

Kid’s Class: Yum! That’s Scary Good

Belleville, IL
It’s the spookiest time of the year! We are getting ready for the fun in our cooking classroom by making Graveyard Dip, a Tentacle Pot Pie, Hoo Goes There? Owl Pop, and a Silly Slime Monster. Recommended for ages 5-8.

Princess Tea Party

Belleville, IL
Come one and come all to Eckert’s official Princess Tea Party! Come dressed in your favorite royal attire. We will create fun and fancy decorations and delicious tea time snacks! Recommended for ages 2 to 7 years old.

Wine Class: Wines around the World

Belleville, IL
Take a swirl around the globe with us as we sample mostly dry wines from regions such as the U.S., New Zealand, Chile, Germany, and France. Wines will be paired with an assortment of lite bites.

Mommy & Me: Happy Turkey Day

Belleville, IL
Join us in our classroom as we give thanks and make our own, unique Thanksgiving meal. We will celebrate with a Roasted Turkey Wrap, Stuffing Muffins, and a miniature Cornucopia Fruit Salad. Recommended for ages 3-5. Ticke... read more

Kid’s Class: Give Thanks

Belleville, IL
Celebrate with us as we create a fun and unique version of the classic Thanksgiving dinner. We will make a Roasted Turkey Wrap, Stuffing Muffins, Mini Pumpkin Pie, and a miniature Cornucopia Fruit Salad. Recommended for ag... read more

Lunch & Learn: Sweet and Savory Bites for the Holidays

Belleville, IL
Having go-to appetizer recipes for the holiday season is a must! Join us for a lunch as we try a variety of sweet and savory bites perfect for your next holiday gathering. We will also share some of our favorite tips for t... read more

Hands-On: Holiday Food Gifts

Belleville, IL
Get a jump-start on the holidays! Each guest will create, and take home, five fun and festive gifts that are great for friends and family. We will also share unique ways to package your gifts. All supplies needed for each ... read more

Guest Chef: Marianne Moore - Favorite Holiday Appetizers

Belleville, IL
Join guest chef Marianne Moore as she shares some of her favorite holiday appetizers that are both simple to create and delicious to eat. We will enjoy a variety of recipes ranging from sweet to savory including - Brie wit... read more

Garden Center Experience: Wreath Decorating

Belleville, IL
We’re getting in the festive afternoon of holiday cookies, cocoa, and wreath decorating! Each guest will create their own ornamented, live wreath using a variety of decorative picks, chosen by you, and a hand-made bow. Thi... read more

Lunch & Learn: Holiday Luncheon

Belleville, IL
It’s the best time of the year for celebrating with friends and family! Join us for a luncheon dedicated to easy but delicious holiday recipes along with tips and tricks to simplify your holiday gatherings.

Mommy & Me: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas Treats

Belleville, IL
Bring your kiddo in and join us as we create recipes inspired by the classic poem “Twas the Night before Christmas.” We will make a Crunchy Cucumber Tree Snack, Mini Mouse Cookie, and a Red Nosed Reindeer Sandwich. Recomme... read more

Kid's Class: ‘Twas the Night before a Delicious Christmas

Belleville, IL
“Twas the Night before Christmas” is a classic filled with delicious inspiration for our cooking classroom. We will create a Crunchy Cucumber Tree Snack, Mini Mouse Cookie, Red Nosed Reindeer Sandwich, and Sweet Sugar Plum... read more

Wine Class: Holiday Food and Wine

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

Hands-On: Holiday Breads

Belleville, IL
Join us in the Cooking Classroom for a class all about festive holiday breads! We will create two of our favorites - Kuchen Yeast Christmas Tree and Sour Cream Dough Candy Canes, both which are fun to make and delicious. W... read more
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Past Events

NEW! Wine Class: Wine Down Around the Farm

NEW! Wine Class: Wine Down Around the Farm

Belleville, IL
Join us for an evening of delicious wine and food pairings in the beautiful Eckert’s orchard. After starting off in our Cooking Classroom, we will head out for a scenic wagon ride. Along the way we will make various stops inside the orchard to enjoy wine and light bites that highlight the best fl...
Wed, Jun 20 2018 6:00 PM Thu, Jun 21 2018 8:00 PM

Kid’s Class: Say Hello to Summer

Kid’s Class: Say Hello to Summer

Belleville, IL
Greet summer with open arms! And then fill them with fresh and delicious local fruits and veggies. Join us in the classroom as we create a Farmers Ham Rollup, Veggie Hummus, and Summer Berry Spectacular. Then let’s head out to the field to pick our very own produce to take home! Recommended for a...
Sat, Jun 16 2018 1:30 PM Sun, Jun 17 2018 3:30 PM

Old Salt Union Reserved Seat

Old Salt Union Reserved Seat

Belleville, IL
We are so excited to welcome back Old Salt Union to the stage during our FREE Summer Concert Series. We have had so many requests to add additional seating, that we are going to open up SIX more VIP tables. You will have a great view of the stage, table and four chairs, chips & salsa and a dedica...
Saturday, June 16 2018 4:00 PM 9:30 PM

Mommy & Me: Welcome Summer

Mommy & Me: Welcome Summer

Belleville, IL
Nothing beats the fresh and delicious produce summer brings! Your kiddos are sure to love using homegrown fruits and veggies, straight from the farm, to create a Farmer’s Ham Rollup and Summer Berry Spectacular. We will then head out to the field to pick yummy produce to take home! Recommended fo...
Fri, Jun 15 2018 9:30 AM Sat, Jun 16 2018 11:00 AM

Hands-On: Beginning Cake Decorating

Hands-On: Beginning Cake Decorating

Belleville, IL
Want to try your hand at cake decorating but don’t know where to start? Join us in the classroom as we cover all the basics of creating a great decorative cake. You will get to experiment with a variety of icing styles including borders, writing, swirls, flowers, and more. This class is hands-on ...
Sun, Apr 29 2018 2:00 PM Sat, Jun 9 2018 4:00 PM

Guest Chef: Marianne Moore - Summertime Farm to Table

Guest Chef: Marianne Moore - Summertime Farm to Table

Belleville, IL
Guest chef Marianne Moore is joining us in the classroom to create a delicious farm to table dinner using homegrown fruits and veggies. We will enjoy Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad, Grilled Pork Chops with Ginger Peach Sauce over Citrus Risotto, Smoky Glazed Asparagus, and Rosemary Infused Berry ...
Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Corb Lund Reserved Seats

Corb Lund Reserved Seats

Belleville, IL
We are so excited to welcome Corb Lund to the stage during our FREE Summer Concert Series. We have had so many requests to add additional seating, that we are going to open up SIX more VIP tables. You will have a great view of the stage, table and four chairs, chips & salsa and a dedicated server...
Saturday, May 26 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Spring into Flavor

Lunch & Learn: Spring into Flavor

Belleville, IL
Join us as we create delectable recipes with our favorite spring veggies and herbs – Chicken Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, Baked Asparagus with Walnuts and Gruyere, and Balsamic Strawberries and Pound Cake. We will also share tips on growing, cutting, and using fresh herbs. Classes are observatio...
Wed, May 9 2018 12:00 PM Fri, May 25 2018 1:00 PM

Yoga + Strawberries at Eckert's-Boyd Orchard in Versailles, Kentucky Farm

Yoga + Strawberries at Eckert's-Boyd Orchard in Versailles, Kentucky Farm

Versailles, KY
Enjoy an hour long, all-levels yoga class outdoors at Eckert's-Boyd Orchard located at 1396 Pinckard Pike in Versailles, KY. After class, head out to our strawberry fields to enjoy one FREE quart of Pick-Your-Own Strawberries. Tickets are $15 and include yoga + quart of strawberries.
Saturday, May 19 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Adult Cooking Class: Outdoor Entertaining

Adult Cooking Class: Outdoor Entertaining

Belleville, IL
Warmer weather means it’s time to head outdoors. Entertain your guests with flavorsome recipes that combine fresh ingredients and are easy to prepare for a crowd. We will demonstrate and serve Farm Fresh Appetizers, Spring Pasta Salad, a wine friendly pizza, and a Sangria recipe that your guests ...
Thursday, May 17 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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