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, July 3, 2015 at 8:05 a.m.
Our Belleville Farm and our St. Louis Farm Market will be open for normal business hours during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Pick-Your-Own Blackberries is open today, Friday, July 3 at our Belleville Farm from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pick-your-own blackberries are $3.49/pound (containers are provided). Blackberries purchased in one of our stores are $5.99 for a 16-ounce container or 2 containers for $10. Regular pick-your-own blackberry hours are 8am to 6pm Tuesday – Sunday.
Pick-Your-Own Vegetables is open today, Friday, July 3, at our Belleville Farm from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pick-your-own vegetables are $10/half peck; $15/peck; and $20/half bushel (containers are provided), and vegetable varieties can be mix-matched. Regular vegetable picking hours will be Tuesday-Sunday from 8am to 6pm. We recommend that guests bring a pair of gardening gloves because some of the vegetables have prickly vines and wear closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes or boots. The patch is in an open area with no shade, so wearing sunscreen, a hat or visor, and sunglasses also is advisable.
Homegrown, tree-ripened peaches are available for purchase in the Belleville Country Store and our St. Louis Farm Market. Homegrown peaches are $7.99/2-quart pan; $7.99/half peck of small peaches; or $11.99 for a half peck of large peaches. The Belleville Country Store is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The St. Louis Farm Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. We anticipate opening pick-your-own peaches in mid-July.
Our Belleville Country Restaurant is open from 7 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily, and the Custard shop in Belleville is open 11 am – 9 pm daily.
We offer FREE music concerts every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. through Sept. 5 at our Belleville Farm. Click here for for a complete listing of the concerts.
Check the Events tab on our web page for upcoming events and cooking classes.
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