Eckert’s Crop Update posts the most up-to-date homegrown and pick-your-own crop information as well as upcoming events.
Last Update Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2014
Our Country Store, Garden Center and Country Restaurant in Belleville are open daily throughout the year. Click here for hours of operation.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner; to place your pie order, please call 618-233-0513 x 2.
Our Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28, at our Belleville and Millstadt locations. Pre-cut Christmas trees are now available at the Belleville Garden Center. Cut-Your-Own Christmas tree varieties are White Pine and Scotch Pine; prices are $45 each. We also have Red Flagged (slightly imperfect trees) available for $35. Eckert’s provides the saw; you provide the elbow-grease (gloves recommended). Eckert’s will shake the loose needles from your tree and bale it in netting at no additional charge. The Belleville Christmas Tree Farm will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Millstadt Farm will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. After that the Millstadt Farm hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. There is no admission to either farm. Click here for information regarding Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees as well as Pre-Cut Trees.
Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshops will begin on Saturday, Nov. 29, at our Belleville Farm. To make reservations for Breakfast with Santa in our Country Restaurant, please call 618-233-0513, x 3. The Gingerbread House Workshops take place in the Country Store every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. from 4 p.m. beginning Nov. 21 and ending Dec. 21; no reservations are required. Click here for more information on those events.
Click here to check out upcoming cooking classes for adults and children in the Country Store and for our Murder Mystery dinners in the Country Restaurant. In January, all our cooking classes are half off! We offer cooking and wine classes throughout the year at our Belleville Country Store.
As always, we encourage you to check the Harvest Hotline and Crop Update at eckerts.com the day you are planning to visit Eckert’s for the most current crop information. Sign up for our email updates and like us on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and offers. Thank you and see you soon!