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Lunch and Learn: Sensational Summer Salads

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom! During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce. Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your h... read more

Princess Tea Party

Belleville, IL
Come one and come all to Eckert's Princess Tea Party!  Wear your favorite hat, jewelry and royal attire and be prepared to enjoy a "royally" good time.  We will create fancy decorations and delicious tea time snacks!  Reco... read more

Wine Class: Wine Down on the Farm!

Belleville, IL
Join us for a 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 wie will make various stops inside th... read more

VIRTUAL Blackberry Bolt 5K

Belleville, IL
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first-ever 5K this year. Due to the current circumstances, it will be done VIRTUALLY meaning you can take part in the race at a date and time that is convenient for yo... read more

Mommy & Me - It’s Picking time on the Farm

Belleville, IL
The farm is in full swing.  So let’s get moving and shaking to create a Sweet and Salty Dessert and Farm Fresh Frittata.  Then you’ll ride the wagon to pick fresh produce from the farm.  Only the child needs a ticket.

Kids Class - Hop on the Wagon

Belleville, IL
Bring your kids to enjoy fresh produce straight from our farm!  We will create a Sweet and Salty Dessert, Farm Fresh Frittata and a Fruity Dip.  You will enjoy the fresh air while riding the wagon to pick produce to take h... read more

Lunch and Learn: Feeling Peachy

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your... read more

Mommy & Me - Happy Birthday America

Belleville, IL
Show your spirit by bringing your kids to Eckert’s to whip up a few new recipes.  We will be making It’s Just Peachy and Fresh from the Field recipes.  Then you’ll get on the wagon to pick fresh produce from the farm to ta... read more

Kids Class- America the Beautiful

Belleville, IL
Summer fun is here at Eckert’s with our rainbow of fruit and vegetable inspired recipes.  We will be making It’s Just Peachy, Fresh from the Field and a Yankee Doodle Sandwich.  Then you will ride the wagon to pick produce... read more

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 ... read more

Mommy & Me - Uno,Dos

Belleville, IL
Let’s countdown to some recipe making fun at Eckert’s.  Time to learn a new la receta (recipe).  Your child will make a Pixie Salad and Mexican Taco.  When finished you will ride the wagon to pick fresh produce from the fa... read more

Kids Class - Uno, dos & Tres

Belleville, IL
Eckert’s is counting down the days of summer with fiesta inspired treats.  We will be making a Pixie Salad, Mexican Taco and Honey-Cinnamon Crisps with Frozen Custard.  Next we will ride the wagon to our fields to pick fre... read more

Wine Class: Wine and Charcuterie Board Tasting and Tips

Belleville, IL
Learn to build a picture-worthy charcuterie board for your next party and what wines will take it to the next level!  We will sample a variety of cheese, sausages, nuts and preserves, guaranteed to give you ideas for your ... read more

Lunch and Learn: Summer Farm to Table

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your... read more

Lunch and Learn: All Things Apples

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your... read more

Wine Class: Wine 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 plus sample delicious appetizers.

2020 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.

Mommy & Me - You are the Apple of My Eye

Belleville, IL
It is apple time at Eckert’s.  We love our many varieties of apples and so will your kiddos.  We will be making Apple Pizza and a Harvest Treat.  Then you will ride our wagon to pick fresh produce from the farm to take hom... read more

2020 Versailles Kentucky Playground Admission Tickets

Versailles, KY
Visit Eckert's Versailles Kentucky this fall, where you and your kids can be entertained all day. There is even more fun on the weekends.

Kids Class - An Apple a Day

Belleville, IL
Summer has wound down and it’s back to school time!  You can be a big helper at home by learning some back to school recipes.  We will be making Apple Pizza, Harvest Treat, and Pumpkin Patch.  Then you will ride the wagon ... read more

Lunch and Learn: Glorious and Gluten-Free Fall Flavor (apple & squash)

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your... read more

Mommy and Me: It's Spooky Time!

Belleville, IL
Join us for spooky Halloween cooking in a festive way.  We will be making Monster Mystery and There’s a Spider on your Plate! Yummy! Also, we will finish with a Gholish Pie.  Costumes are welcome.  Tickets required for chi... read more

Wine Class: Wicked Wines

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

Kids Class: The Ghouls Are Coming

Belleville, IL
Cook your way to a Happy Halloween and join us in the haunted kitchen to make a Monster Mystery and There’s a Spider on Your Plate! We will continue to get hands on with a Ghoulish Pie and Witches’ Fingers.  Costumes are w... read more

Lunch and Learn: Savory Soups

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we will demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your... read more

Hands On: Thanksgiving Cake Decorating Class

Belleville, IL
Learn tricks of the trade from life-long cake and cookie decorator, Betty Parks!  You will learn to decorate a cake using different tips and icing types.  Each student will take home an 8" cake.

Mommy and Me: Fall Frenzy

Belleville, IL
Celebrate a delicious holiday and learn how to create some yummy eats!  A feast of food is waiting for your creation at Eckert's!  Let's make Apple Pull-Aparts, Turkey Pasta, and a Fall Treat.  Ticket required for child only.

Kids Class: Autumn Delights

Belleville, IL
Thanksgiving is a holiday surrounded by food.  We will teach your child how to make some easy recipes for your upcoming celebrations.  Join Eckert's in the kitchen to make Apple Pull-Aparts, Turkey Pasta, Fall Treat and Ha... read more

2020 Breakfast with Santa

Belleville, IL
Join us for a meal with Santa on the farm! Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes. Santa has a special gift for each child. We will capture the moment in a photo of your child with Santa. Each child will also get t... read more

Lunch and Learn: Crowd Pleasing Appetizers

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom!  During these observational classes, we willl demonstrate and serve two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get you... read more

Mommy and Me: Tis the Season!

Belleville, IL
A jolly holiday begins with yummy treats.  Join us for some delicious fun.  We will make Candy Cane Lollipops, A Winter Day Cookie and Make an Ornament!  Wear your favorite Holiday T-Shirt or Apron.  Ticket required for ch... read more

Kids Class: Good Tidings To You

Belleville, IL
Get ready to have some holiday fun with us in the kitchen! Tis the season to be jolly and cook up some new recipes. We will be making Candy Cane Lollipops, a Winter Day Cookie, Make an Ornament and also, a S'More Pie.  Wea... read more

Wine Class: Holiday Wines and Small Plates

Belleville, IL
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.
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Past Events

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries Pop-Up Event

Pick-Your-Own Strawberries Pop-Up Event

Belleville, IL
We are so excited to announce that we are offering a Pick-Your-Own Strawberries Pop-Up event on Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31st. Buy your field admission online {here} in advance to secure your picking time slot. Come to our Belleville Farm during your designated time slot, park at the west end...
Sat, May 30 2020 9:00 AM Sun, May 31 2020 5:00 PM

Lunch and Learn: Fresh Berries and Herbs

Lunch and Learn: Fresh Berries and Herbs

Belleville, IL
Join us for lunch in the cooking classroom! During these obervational classes, we will demonstrate and share two recipes featuring our freshest farm produce.  Kitchen tips and bonus recipes will also be shared.  Get your hands on our tools and gadgets after class to see if you love them as much a...
Friday, May 22 2020 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Strawberry Freezer Jam Class

Strawberry Freezer Jam Class

Versailles, KY
Join us on May 21st at 6pm at Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles to transform seasonal fruits into small batch jams for the refrigerator or freezer. During this one hour class, Elizabeth with the Woodford County Extension, will show you how to whip up the most delicious strawberry jam using homegrown...
Thursday, May 21 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Kids Class - You Make me Happy

Kids Class - You Make me Happy

Belleville, IL
Let’s get together and smile by creating delicious Butterfly Kisses, a Flower with Love and Sunshine Treat.  Then we will go to the Garden Center to pot a plant to take home. Only the child needs a ticket.
Saturday, May 9 2020 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me - You are My Sunshine

Mommy & Me - You are My Sunshine

Belleville, IL
Spring is in the Air!  Let’s prepare new spring inspired recipes that will make you happy.  We will be making Butterfly Kisses and a Flower with Love.  We will finish the day with a walk to the Garden Center to plant a flower to take home.
Fri, May 8 2020 9:30 AM Sat, May 9 2020 11:00 AM

Wine Class: Sweet Wine and Cheese Pairings

Wine Class: Sweet Wine and Cheese Pairings

Belleville, IL
Love wine and cheese? This class is for you!  We will feature four sweet wines and six tasty cheeses to pair perfectly along with them. Your taste buds will thank you for these delicious combinations.
Saturday, May 2 2020 4:00 PM 5:30 PM

Flower Arranging Class with Growing Tips

Flower Arranging Class with Growing Tips

Belleville, IL
Learn to arrange gorgeous flowers you can grow easily in your own landscape!  In the first half of the class, Rena will share tips on arranging and preserving fresh cut flowers as you make your own bouquet to take home.  Next, Angie will share tips on how to grow plants like hydrangea, sunflowers...
Sunday, April 26 2020 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Kids Cooking Class - Spring Fever

Kids Cooking Class - Spring Fever

Belleville, IL
At Eckert’s we enjoy the great outdoors.  This month we are making treats that are earth inspired.  We will create a Mother Earth Snack and Flower Pot Cookie Cup.  We will also get our hands dirty when making a sprouting potato head and potting a plant to take home. Only the child needs a ticket.
Sat, Apr 18 2020 1:30 PM Sat, Apr 25 2020 3:30 PM

Mommy & Me - Celebrate Mother Earth

Mommy & Me - Celebrate Mother Earth

Belleville, IL
All kids like to dig in dirt!  Let’s get our hands dirty by making a Mother Earth Snack and Flower Pot Cookie Cup.  We will continue to get dirty by taking a trip to the Garden Center to pot a plant to take home. Only the child needs a ticket.
Sat, Apr 18 2020 9:30 AM Sat, Apr 25 2020 11:00 AM

Wine Class: Wine in the Garden Center

Wine Class: Wine in the Garden Center

Belleville, IL
This informal wine tasting event will feature five wine and food stations thoughout the garden center.  Enjoy our lovely greenhouse setting while you sip on wine with friends. Find fun planting ideas for wine-loving plant-enthusiasts along the way.
Thursday, April 23 2020 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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