Eckert’s Crop Update posts the most up-to-date homegrown and pick-your-own crop information as well as upcoming events.
Last Updated, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 8:10 am
On Friday, Oct. 9, we will begin picking FUJI apples at all 3 of our farms in Belleville, Millstadt, and Grafton for $1.79/pound. Please check below for pick-your-own hours at the different farms.
On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12, we will offer kids activities and apple and pumpkin picking at all 3 farms in Belleville, Millstadt, and Grafton. At the Millstadt Farm on Columbus Day, full entertainment will be available. Please check below for hours and more details on what we will be offering at the different farms.
Belleville Farm – located at 951 S. Greenmount Road Belleville, IL 62220
Today we are picking Fuji, Golden Delicious and Suncrisp apples for $1.79/pound from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We also are offering pick-your-own pumpkins for .49 cents a pound from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission fee into the Belleville Farm.
The Belleville Country Store is open daily from 8am – 8pm. We are offering Jonathan, Braeburn, Cameo, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold, Suncrisp, and Gala apples for $1.79/pound or 5-pound bags for $7.99.
Every Saturday and Sunday through October and on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy additional fun on the farm including pony rides, carnival rides, animals for petting and more. Fees charged for some activities.
The Belleville Country Restaurant is open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily and the Custard shop is open 11 am – 9 pm daily.
Click here for more info regarding the Belleville Farm.
Grafton Farm – located at 20995 Eckert Orchard Road Grafton, IL 62037
We are currently picking Fuji and Golden Delicious apples today for $1.79/pound from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We also are offering pick-your-own pumpkins for .49 cents a pound from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission fee into the Grafton Farm.
There is a small Country Store, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., where you can find Jonathan, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious apples for $1.79/lb or 5-pound bags for $7.99. Other specialty items are also available for purchase.
Every Saturday and Sunday through October and on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy additional fun on the farm including pony rides, carnival rides, animals for petting and more. Fees charged for some activities.
Click here regarding more info regarding the Grafton Farm.
Millstadt Farm – located at 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane Millstadt, IL 62260
We currently are picking Fuji, Golden Delicious and Braeburn apples for $1.79/pound. Pick-your-own hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. We also are offering pick-your-own pumpkins for .49 cents a pound from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Country Store in Millstadt has Jonathan and Red Delicious apples in 5-pound bags for $7.99.
Mondays & Tuesdays – There is NO fee for admission and NO entertainment. Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking without paying an admission. (The regular admission fee of $12/person will be charged on Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 12, and full entertainment, including the corn maze, carnival rides, pig race and pumpkin cannon shows, jumping pillow and more will be open that day.)
Wednesdays & Thursdays – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the fee for admission is $6/person (children younger than 2 are free) and covers partial entertainment, including the jumping pillow, 70-foot underground slide, pig race show, pumpkin cannon show, and more. Apple picking is available for $1.79/pound and pumpkin picking is available for .49 cents/pound. At 1 p.m., entertainment CLOSES but apple and pumpkin picking will continue until 6 p.m., and there is NO fee for admission from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Admission is $12/person (children younger than 2 are free), and full entertainment and apple and pumpkin picking are available. Hours Fridays and Saturdays are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment included with admission: carnival rides, pumpkin canon show, pig races, 10-acre corn maze, jumping pillow, haunted hayrides (Friday and Saturday nights only), 70-foot underground slide, push pedal tractors, and live shows and more. Festival foods available, and bonfire rentals on Friday and Saturday nights can be made by clicking here.
Click here regarding more info regarding the Millstadt Farm.
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