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Mendi B.
Report | 5 months ago
We had a wonderful time! This is not and inexpensive outing, but it is worth every penny! My grandchildren, ages seven and four, loved every minute!
Report | 6 months ago
I bring my son every year. So much fun there
Veronica S.
Report | a year ago
We go every year as a large group event
geri s.
Report | a year ago
always a great experience
Alicia W.
Report | a year ago
Thanks for great prodects and service! We weill definitely return!
Chris K.
Report | a year ago
was really a lot of fun and good value.
Susan R.
Report | a year ago
Group on used for entry to Eckert' s Farm, not for a meal.
Liz k.
Report | a year ago
Eckerts millstsdt farm is a fantastic place to celebrate the fall season! All of the activities are child friendly. The employees are happy to be there.
Suzie K.
Report | a year ago
Fun family friendly outing
Sheila R.
Report | a year ago
Great Family fun!
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In 1910, fourth-generation German immigrant Alvin O. Eckert set up a small produce stand on a roadside in Belleville, Illinois. More than 100 years later, that roadside stand has flourished into the expansive Belleville plot of Eckert's Farm: a pastoral acreage where orchards surround a country-style restaurant, bakery, and handmade-custard shop. The Eckert family's sixth and seventh generations ensure this farm remains a true family affair. Sixth-generation member Jim Eckert is the chief horticulturist, and his cousin-once-removed, Chris, oversees retail operations and the sale of the farm's homegrown produce and spare scarecrow parts. Chris's sister Jill helms the food program, and his wife Angie oversees the Country Store and colorful Garden Center.

Throughout the year, visitors arrive on the Belleville farm's grounds for a range of seasonal activities, including peach-, apple-, and pumpkin-picking. During the summer, a concert series features live outdoor music on Friday and Saturday nights, and in the fall, staff lead bonfires and evening hayrides through the orchards. Inside the farm building, instructors teach cooking classes for adults and children, as well as a wine-pairing class.

Family-friendly activities also abound at the Eckert family's other two farms. The Grafton farm, where public apple-picking began in 1964, offers daily animal feeding and miniature golf. The seasonal Millstadt farm is home to a workshop, haunted hayrides, and an array of warm-weather children's attractions—including a 70-foot underground slide.

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