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Eckert's Farms

2016 Millstadt Fun Farm Admission Tickets

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.

Kids Cooking Class: Delicious Applicious Happenings

Belleville, IL
It’s apple season again! Let’s take a ride on the wagon out to the orchard and pick some apples!  We’ll make an Apple Nacho Bar, Chick-O-Apple Salad, and a Mason Jar Lid Pie back in the classroom.   $22/person

Wine Class: Wine and Apples in the Orchard (Customer Favorite!)

Belleville, IL
Back by popular demand! We will take a wagon ride to the orchard where we will pair freshly picked apples and wine and sample delicious appetizers. Rain date is Thursday, September 22.  $35/person.

ADULT HANDS ON COOKING CLASS: AUTUMN TABLE

Belleville, IL
This hands-on apple class will leave you cheering for Fall! Prepare Big Apple Chop Salad, Apple Stuffed Pork Chop, Fall Veggie Kabobs, and Individual Mini Apple Pies.  Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands ... read more

LUNCH AND LEARN: FABULOUS FALL FLAVORS

Belleville, IL
The fall harvest offers an abundance of fabulous flavors. Join us for lunch and learn how to make some of our favorite fall recipes such as Apple, Ham & Brie Quesadillas, Maple Sriracha Squash Medley, and Apple French Toas... read more

ADULT COOKING CLASS: SHEET PAN DINNERS – FLAVORS OF FALL

Belleville, IL
The simplicity and ease of a one-pot meal , but on a sheet pan!  With minimal prep time, these delicious dinners come straight from the oven – Lemon Chicken with Brussel Sprouts, Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowls, Salmon and B... read more

Wine Class: 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 -... read more

LUNCH AND LEARN: THE THREE SISTERS

Belleville, IL
Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.” Native Americans always planted this trio close together because they thrived together, much like three inseparable sisters. Recipes will feature the fantastic flavor... read more

Mommy & Me Cooking Class: No Tricks, Just Treats

Belleville, IL
No tricks -- just yummy treats for this Halloween-themed cooking class!  Let's set a ghoulish buffet with seasoned, baked cauliflower (a real "No BRAINER"), creepy mini pizzas, and "monsterously" creamy dip for all sorts o... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Spooktacular Treats

Belleville, IL
We'll prepare a "Spooktacular" buffet with ghoulish cauliflower brains, creepy mini pizzas, creamy monter dip with assorted body parts, and scary Whoopie Pies. This class is sure to be creative and Spooktacular!  $22/child.

ADULT COOKING CLASS: OKTOBERFEST (Customer Favorite!)

Belleville, IL
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!  $30/person

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 wi... read more

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. YU... read more

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; an... read more

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!

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 n... 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 – 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
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Past Events

Wine Class: Not so Dry Wines

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 sweet wine lover.  $30/person.
Saturday, August 27 2016 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON --- APPLE PIE BOOT CAMP

ADULT COOKING CLASS: HANDS ON --- APPLE PIE BOOT CAMP

Belleville, IL
Make you own pie dough and assemble an apple pie to take home and bake. We will taste Eckert’s pie crust and three different kinds of apple pie. Teen and adult cooks welcome!! Bring a cooler or insulated bag to class with you.  $20/person.
Thursday, August 25 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

LUNCH AND LEARN: END OF THE GARDEN

LUNCH AND LEARN: END OF THE GARDEN

Belleville, IL
Learn how to make the flavors of summer last all year long! We’ll make Homemade Tomato and Meat Sauce on Pasta, Chunky Apple Sauce, Bakery Bread with Herb Butter, and Herb Vinegar for Salad Dressings. All recipes are able to be stored for use all year long.  $15/person.
Fri, Aug 12 2016 12:00 PM Wed, Aug 17 2016 1:00 PM

Kids Cooking Class: Back to School!

Kids Cooking Class: Back to School!

Belleville, IL
Summer’s winding down and it’s back to school! You’ll need foods that fuel lots of energy. We’ll make foods such as: It’s a Wrap, Power-Up Snack Bar, and a Ring of Goodness. Then we’ll hop on the wagon and ride out to the farm to pick fresh produce!   $22/person
Sat, Aug 6 2016 1:30 PM Sat, Aug 13 2016 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me Cooking Class: On the Go!

Mommy & Me Cooking Class: On the Go!

Belleville, IL
Summer is winding down, but there’s still veggies to pick and enjoy! We’ll take a wagon ride out to the farm where we’ll pick our own veggies. We’ll need power foods to give us energy. We’ll make It’s a Wrap and a Power-Up Snack Bar.  $18/child.
Sat, Aug 6 2016 9:30 AM Sat, Aug 13 2016 11:00 AM

Wine Class: Summer White Wines

Wine Class: Summer White Wines

Belleville, IL
What better things to pair than wine and summer? The two go hand in hand! Whether sipping as an aperitif with hors d'oeuvres and appetizers or enjoying the way the lively flavors balance out the meal, you are sure to enjoy tasting our favorite selections of summer white wines.  $30/person.
Thursday, August 11 2016 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: LET’S GET JAMMIN’

ADULT COOKING CLASS: LET’S GET JAMMIN’

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’ll cover sanitation and storage tips and each guest will receive a Ball Canning Cookbook.  $30/person.
Sunday, August 7 2016 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Kids Cooking Class: America! Star-Spangled Produce!

Kids Cooking Class: America! Star-Spangled Produce!

Belleville, IL
Summer means picking and eating a bounty of produce! Let’s pick and eat! We’ll take a wagon ride out to the farm and pick fresh produce. Back in the classroom we’ll make Oh, Beautiful Veggie Cups, Glorious Peach Bites, and Amber Waves of Corn Cakes.  $22/person.
Sat, Jul 30 2016 1:30 PM Sun, Jul 31 2016 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me Cooking Class: America! Bountiful Produce!

Mommy & Me Cooking Class: America! Bountiful Produce!

Belleville, IL
Fruits and veggies are bountiful here at Eckert’s! We’ll take a wagon ride out to the farm where we’ll pick beautiful produce. In the classroom, we’ll make an Oh, Beautiful Veggie Cup and Glorious Peach Bites.  $18/child.
Fri, Jul 29 2016 9:30 AM Sat, Jul 30 2016 11:00 AM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: CANNING BASICS

ADULT COOKING CLASS: CANNING BASICS

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 safety, produce preparation and jar processing featuring Eckert’s seasonal ...
Sunday, July 24 2016 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

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951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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