Pick your own tomatoes at Eckert's Farm


Fresh, Family Fun: Pick Your Own Tomatoes

It’s summertime, the sun is shining and the tomatoes are ripe, juicy and ready for picking! Eckert’s is the best place to pick your own tomatoes in St. Louis. We take great care to plant and nurture delicious, farm-fresh produce that you can pick, cook and can yourself. With all sorts of mouthwatering varieties, Eckert’s homegrown tomatoes at our Belleville location are the perfect addition to your summer and early fall cooking endeavors.

Rich in vitamins and potassium, these yummy tomatoes are always a family favorite in salads, pasta, sauces, stews and casseroles. With so many unique varieties to try, you can incorporate this seasonal staple into just about any dish or cuisine. Even when they’re not ripe, fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes are a culinary treat — fry them up for some homemade fried green tomatoes if you’re looking for a real picnic-pleaser!

How to Pick Tomatoes: Identifying Ripe Tomatoes

Just like any produce, tomatoes have a limited season and are best when picked the right way. When are tomatoes in season, you ask? Generally speaking, in the U.S., tomatoes are summer crops — ask any gardener and they’ll tell you, the vines are plentiful from June to September, with peak picking season at the height of summer. The beginning of the season may provide plenty of opportunity for flavorful, green tomatoes for the frying.

Eckert’s is a family-owned and operated business, with over 175 years of experience cultivating fresh fruits and veggies. Despite this, harvests vary from year to year, so we can’t guarantee that every year’s crop will be as delicious as the last. Usually, though, our customers come away with plenty of flavorful tomatoes! If you’re not sure when to pick tomatoes at your local Eckert’s, make sure to contact us to see if we’ve got tomatoes ready for picking.