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Eckert's Farms

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

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.

Breakfast with Santa at Dinnertime

Belleville, IL
Join us for breakfast with Santa on the farm at dinner-time! We know some of you just aren’t morning people, so we are now offering Breakfast with Santa in the evening. The event is exactly like our traditional Breakfast w... read more

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

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. Only... read more

Murder Mystery Dinner: Comic Book Killer

Belleville, IL
In a world where Super Heroes and Super Villians clash….there’s no room for trouble.  But that’s exactly what the evil Doctor Weevil is.  Trouble! He’s out to cause problems any way he can!  He proves that there is no hono... read more

Wine Class: 5 Wines and 10 Cheeses

Belleville, IL
Come and relax with us in the Eckert’s Cooking Classroom as we explore our favorite wine and cheese pairings. We will compare and contrast the unique traits of 5 wines and pair 2 cheeses with each. This entertaining and ed... read more

Pancakes & Pajamas

Belleville, IL
Roll out of bed in your pajamas and head to our Belleville Country Restaurant for a flippin’ good time. Make your reservations in our restaurant for an early morning of pancakes and pajamas! Experience pancake making like ... read more

Lunch & Learn: Wintertime Soup and Salad

Belleville, IL
Even in winter you can enjoy fresh and seasonal produce at Eckert’s! We will share our Citrus and Living Lettuce Salad, Hokkaido Squash Soup, and Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding for dessert. Yum!

Mommy & Me: The Edible Rainbow

Belleville, IL
Join us as we explore the rainbow of fruits and vegetables that are available all year long! We will start class by sampling our way through tasty and natural treats in our produce department. Then we will head back to the... read more

Kid's Class: Kitchen Science

Belleville, IL
Why do fruits turn brown? What does baking soda really do? These are just a few of the questions we will address in our kitchen science class, perfect for any child who likes to ask why! We will have tons of fun learning a... read more

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 sto... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Belleville, IL
Come out to Eckert’s cooking classroom and join us for an evening of our favorite comfort foods that will keep you warm all winter long! We will enjoy Roasted Chicken with Winter Vegetables, demonstrate how to use and enjo... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Cast Iron Cooking and Care

Belleville, IL
Cast iron is a classic cooking material that has been in kitchens for years. Join us for an afternoon dedicated to this versatile kitchen item as we show you the best ways to prep, clean, and maintain your cast iron items.... read more

Murder Mystery Dinner: Murder at the Abbey

Belleville, IL
Welcome to the world of Downton Abbey!  A world full of aristocracy, old money but never anything as droll as murder!  Congratulations!  You’ve been invited to the dinner party held by the Earl of Grantham himself!  Some w... read more

Mommy & Me: Love You More!

Belleville, IL
Nothing says Love You More than sweet treats made by sweet little chefs! Kids will create treats that are sweet and delicious, and best of all – made with LOVE!  Each child will create Love You Lots Popcorn snack, So Sweet... read more

Kid's Class: Smitten in the Kitchen

Belleville, IL
This month’s recipes will surely leave you smitten as we create four recipes that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Each child will create Love You Lots Popcorn Snack, So Sweet Chocolate Shortcake, Be Mine Chocolate Dipped Tre... read more

Wine Class: Won't You Be Wine?

Belleville, IL
Join us for an evening dedicated to our favorite romantic wine and foods as we explore a variety of pallet pleasing pairings. We will start the evening off enjoying appetizers in the country store and then head back to the... read more

Murder Mystery Dinner: Death of a Blackheart

Belleville, IL
Welcome aboard the largest, (and safest), cruise liner ever to sail the low seas. That’s right. Welcome aboard the Gigantic! But wait! What do I hear?

Semi Hands-On: Crazy Little Thing Called Brunch

Belleville, IL
Nothing beats brunch! Grab a friend for this fun, semi hands-on class features some of our favorite recipes with an Eckert’s twist. Come enjoy Chorizo Breakfast Tacos, Potato Hash, Tapas Baked Tomatoes, and Eckert’s Favori... read more

Lunch & Learn: Sweet Like Honey

Belleville, IL
Our cooking class is buzzing with exciting ways to use nature’s favorite sweetener - honey! We will demonstrate and serve Honey Brie Tartlets, a versatile Honey Glaze over pork, and Fresh Greens with Honey Mustard Dressing.

Semi-Hands On: All You Need is Love... and Linguine

Belleville, IL
Take a break and come out to Eckert’s Cooking Classroom where you and our culinary staff will create a delicious Italian-inspired meal! The evening will start out with a hands-on appetizer, Pesto Bruschetta, and homemade I... read more

Murder Mystery Dinner: Clueless

Belleville, IL
Welcome to the world of big business, old mansions and family politics! Congratulations! You’re invited To the Birthday celebration of the oldest, (and richest), man in town. Lucky you!

Murder Mystery Dinner: Bullets in the Bathtub

Belleville, IL
Welcome to the 1920’s where bathtubs were made for one thing only.  To make gin! (Ok, maybe two things).   Lot’s of gangsters are showing up at “Cherry’s Speakeasy” to talk about the turf war going on between the Corneolis... read more
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Past Events

Wine Class: Holiday Food and Wine

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. Hearty appetizer portions will be served.
Thu, Dec 13 2018 6:00 PM Fri, Dec 14 2018 8:00 PM

Garden Center Experience: Wreath Decorating

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. This class is hands-on. Children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome!
Sat, Dec 1 2018 2:00 PM Sun, Dec 2 2018 3:00 PM

Princess Tea Party

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.
Sat, Nov 3 2018 11:30 AM Sat, Dec 1 2018 1:00 PM

Guest Chef: Marianne Moore - Favorite Holiday Appetizers

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 with Cherry Rosemary Chutney, Mini Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Cakes, Red Velvet ...
Thursday, November 29 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Sweet and Savory Bites for the Holidays

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 throwing the perfect holiday party.
Wed, Nov 14 2018 12:00 PM Wed, Nov 28 2018 1:30 PM

Hands-On: Holiday Food Gifts

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 gift will be provided. This class is hands-on and recommended for ages 12 a...
Sat, Nov 17 2018 2:00 PM Sun, Nov 18 2018 4:00 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 appetiz...
Saturday, November 17 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Kid’s Class: Give Thanks

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 ages 5-10.
Sat, Nov 10 2018 1:30 PM Sun, Nov 11 2018 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me: Happy Turkey Day

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. Ticket only needed for child.
Fri, Nov 9 2018 9:30 AM Sat, Nov 10 2018 11:00 AM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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