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Halloween Pumpkin Patch St. Louis

Eckert’s Home Grown Pumpkins

For the most up-to-date pick-your-own crop information, check Eckert’s Harvest Hotline.

We expect pick-your-own pumpkins to open September 28, 2013 at our Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton Farms. The price of pick-your-own pumpkins will be $0.49/lb. Directions to Eckert's Farms

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Pumpkin Succotash Recipe


  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Chicken or Vegetable broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter or Olive Oil
  • 2 lg. Onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pkg. 10 oz. frozen corn
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne, optional


Peel pumpkin and cut into 2-inch cubes to make 4 cups. Place pumpkin in a Dutch oven; add broth and butter and layer onions on top. Cover and simmer on low for 15 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Stir in corn, salt and pepper to taste and cayenne , if desired. Continue cooking 5 – 8 minutes or until corn is done. Serves 6 – 8.

This recipe is from the Eckert Family Cookbook. The Eckert Family Cookbook is available at the Belleville Country Store and the online store.