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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: 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

Lunch and Learn: All Things Italian

Belleville, IL
We are SUPER excited about our new Italian grocery supplier and all the goodies they import from Italy! We'll do a side by side olive oil tasting and a pasta sauce tasting. Our baked pasta recipe will please the whole faml... 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!

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.

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

Wine & Food Festival

Belleville, IL
Enjoy our Annual Wine & Food Fest as you taste your way through our Country Store! Enjoy cooking demos and product samplings. Free wine samples will be available. Serious wine lovers will love our wine tasting room featuri... 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!

Wine Class: Wines of Washington

Belleville, IL
Let us travel to the Pacific Northwest (by was of wine). Washington's diverse climate and talented winemakers are yielding amazing wines. Come taste for yourself and see why these wines are drawing attention for their styl... read more

Mommy & Me: Fast Food Made Healthy

Belleville, IL
Fast foods become nutritious, healthy foods in this class. Cheeseburgers, tacos, and cookies will become better-for-you versions of the traditional fast foods. This menu can easily be prepared for one serving or to make a ... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Reconstructing Fast Food

Belleville, IL
We'll reconstruct popular fast foods to transform them into much healthier versions. Nutritious twists on drive-thru foods such as cheeseburgers, tacos, pizza bites, and cookies will be shared in this class. Our better-for... 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

Lunch and Learn: 30 Minutes or Less

Belleville, IL
Today's busy lifestyles make it difficult to devote a lot of time to cooking healthy, delicious meals. So, let's learn and sample some recipes that don't require more than 30 minutes from kitchen to table! Our recipes for ... 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: Chicken Around the World

Belleville, IL
Explore the many variations for chicken found around the globe. Whether in other countries or in other locales within our own, chicken can be served in many different ways in many different dishes. From salads to entrées, ... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Herb Trifecta

Belleville, IL
Culinary herbs are a must in any kitchen. Learn how to grow, freeze, and dry three of the most popular -- and flavorful -- culinary herbs:  basil, oregano, and chives. We will also make dishes using this trio of herbs:  Ca... 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

Lunch and Learn: Herbs in the Kitchen

Belleville, IL
Learn valuable tips for growing and cooking with herbs. During this lunch-time class, we will demonstrate recipes for Pork with Roasted Sweet Onions and Herb Jam, Potato Salad with Mint and Peas, and Strawberries with Stra... read more

Wine Class: Riesling -- From Dry to Sweet

Belleville, IL
We've searched the world to find wonderful examples of the Riesling grape. Riesling is a very versatile grape, producing wines from bone dry to lusciously sweet. Taste the intense floral profiles of these unique wines alon... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Carol -- 5 Ingredients or Less

Belleville, IL
We welcome Culinary Instructor, Carol Schlitt, back into the classroom! Carol's classes are always a big hit! Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dill Beurre Blanc, Peacy Pork Picante, Creamy Lemon Pasta with Asparagus, and Bacon... read more

Mommy & Me: Cooking in a Cup

Belleville, IL
Cups just aren't for drinking out of -- you can cook in them too! We'll learn to make Dip in a Cup, a Mini Stromboli in a Cup, and dessert Trifle in a Cup. Students will visit the Garden Center to plant a seed in a cup, to... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Everything in a Cup

Belleville, IL
We're making an entire meal in cups in this class! From our entrée -- a Mini Stromboli in a Cup to snacks and desserts such as Dip in a Cup, Muffin in a Cup, and a Trifle in a Cup -- who needs a plate? In the Garden Center... read more

Adult Cooking Class: St. Louis Fav's

Belleville, IL
This class features familiar, much-loved Gateway City favorites! BBQ Pork Steaks with Creamy Cole Slaw, Thin Crust Pizza with Provel, and Gooey Butter Cake with Eckert's Custard (who can resist?). As we demonstrate the rec... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Flower Power in the Kitchen

Belleville, IL
Give power to the flower! Berry Salad in a mini flower pot, a flower-shaped grilled sandwich, Strawberry Blossoms with Cream -- PLUS -- learn how to create a decorative rose atop a cupcake. Students will plant their own fl... read more

Lunch & Learn: Delightful Spring Bites

Belleville, IL
Welcome Spring! This lunchtime class features fresh springtime flavors with Homegrown Asparagus with Gruyere and Walnuts, Fresh Spring Herbs in a Savory Tart, and a Sweet Strawberry Jam Parfait. What better way to welcome ... read more

Wine Class: Patio Perfect Wines and Sangrias

Belleville, IL
These semi-dry wines are perfectly paired with our colorful seasonal appetizers. Enjoy sips and bites surrounded by beautiful blooms in the setting of our lovely greenhouses. Get inspired to decorate your own little patio ... read more

Mommy & Me: Flowers and Food

Belleville, IL
Flowers abound in and around our cooking classroom! Flower-shaped foods and foods in flower pots is our theme this month. We'll create a flower-shaped grilled sandwich, Berry Salad in a mini flower pot, and visit the green... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Semi Hands On -- Spring Into Flavor

Belleville, IL
Spring into bright, fresh, and flavorful foods in this class! Let Chicken en Papillote with Herbs, a Spring Greens Salad, Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps, and Eckert's Straw-Rhubarb Sauce served on Bakery Pound Cake ... read more

Adult Cooking Class: Summer Mediterranean

Belleville, IL
Mediterranean dishes are light, colorful, burst with vibrant flavors, and are surprisingly simple. Feast on a Classic Italian Calzone; Farro Salad with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Garden Herbs and Olives; Gazpacho No-Cook Soup -- ... read more

Adult Cooking Class -- Hands On -- Salsa, Tacos, and Sangria

Belleville, IL
Chop your own salsas, make tacos 3 ways with special garnishes all while you sip Eckert's Restaurant's most popular summer sangria! Guests will be treated to a SUPER DEAL on our most favorite chopping gadget!

Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Carol -- Summer Main Dish Salads

Belleville, IL
Culinary Instructor, Carol Schlitt returns to our Eckert's Cooking Classroom. This time, Carol will share some of her most favorite Summer Salads that can go from side salads to main dish SUPERSTARS!

Lunch & Learn: Berry Delightful

Belleville, IL
Let us delight you with these BERRY delicious lunchtime dishes! Enjoy Berry Spinach Salad, a Grilled Fontina and Berry Basil Sandwich and a Fruit Compote served over Vanilla Custard -- SO BERRY DELIGHTFUL!

Mommy & Me: Round About the Farm

Belleville, IL
Let's take a wagon ride through the farm and pick our own produce for the kitchen. In the classroom, we will create Mini Cheezy Pizza with Summer Herb Sprinkles and a Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart. And as always, the adult "help... read more

Kids Cooking Class: Gettin' Round on the Farm

Belleville, IL
On the wagon, through the farm, we will go! We'll pick produce for the kitchen. In the classroom, we will learn to make Mini Cheezy Pizza with Summer Herb Sprinkles, a Glazed Fresh Fruit Tart, and a Sweet & Salty Popcorn T... read more

Wine Class: Wine In The Vineyard -- Customer Favorite!

Belleville, IL
Our annual wine class in the vineyard begins with a wagon ride from the classroom through the orchard to the home of Angie and Chris Eckert. We'll sip summer wines, al fresco, alongside the scenic Eckert Vineyard. Five foo... read more
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Past Events

ADULT COOKING CLASS: CAST-IRON COOKING

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 goes from stovetop to oven, and cooks food beautifully. Recipes include Carame...
Sunday, February 19 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Zombie Love

Murder Mystery Dinner - Zombie Love

Belleville, IL
Calling all Zombies! Calling all Zombies! Come to the murder mystery show that thinks outside of the coffin! That’s right!  We’ve got the perfect show for you, whether you are a Zombie fan or not! Why?  Because this show has it all! High drama!  Comedy! A love story!  …and Zombies, of course!  Yo...
Saturday, February 18 2017 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: SEMI HANDS ON - STUFF IT!

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 stuffed winter squash, and Eckert’s apples stuffed with oatmeal and brown sugar....
Thursday, February 16 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Daddy Daughter Dinner

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 person. Space is limited, reserve your spot here. Call 618-233-0513 x 0 for mo...
Saturday, February 11 2017 4:00 PM 7:30 PM

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

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 instructors will share some “tried and true” pointers for decorating and icing ...
Saturday, February 11 2017 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

WINE CLASS: LOVE & VINES

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!
Friday, February 10 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - Death of a Blackheart

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? “Argggghhhhhhh!”  Avast ye mateys and get yer gizzard ready to be robbed by the most famous pirate ever to pillage a maiden!   That’s right! We’r...
Saturday, February 4 2017 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

ADULT COOKING CLASS: FREEZER FRIENDLY SOUPS AND CASSEROLES

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 Custard Frozen Pie with Angie’s Honey Caramel Sauce are a must for every fre...
Sunday, January 29 2017 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Wine Class - Merlot: All Sides

Wine Class - Merlot: All Sides

Belleville, IL
The move Sideways made Merlot a second class citizen. In this class, we're going to take an historical journey from the Old World to the New World to show that Merlot is still a reigning monarch. While movies can hurt or help a grape's reputation, so can the climate in which it grows. Come join E...
Saturday, January 28 2017 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

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

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 Spinach and Cheese Hand Pies and Mini Fruit Pies.  (This is an excellent cla...
Saturday, January 28 2017 12:00 PM 2:30 PM

Mailing Address

951 South Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220
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