Eckert’s Country Store & Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert’s has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert’s offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert’s Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert’s offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children’s activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.Put Eckert's Belleville Farm at the forefront of your travel plans using our Belleville trip planner.
Eckert's Belleville Farm Reviews
I came here on a random summer a few months ago and I was really disappointed in how little rides they have. They don't even have a haunted hay ride more »
My wife and I used to bring our children here when they were young. Now with one gone and married, and the other now 19 I didn't think it would be much fun. I was wrong. We had a blast. Picked some... more »
Apple and pumpkin picking is the best here. We love the animals, too. We love the concerts in the summertime. Good food and a nice greenhouse. more »
I had a great time! The place is very family-friendly. They have all kinds of stuff to do, so be prepared to spend a long part of the day there. Their Nursery is gorgeous and the prices are fair. They also have a cute souvenir store and marketing with a bakery inside and an area for cooking classes. They sell everything, like deli, wine, beer, coffee, soap, snacks, jelly, bread, baked meals, and of course produce. They have samples available around the store. They also have a restaurant and an ice cream store. We tried the vanilla ice cream cone, it was delicious. We collected peaches and blueberries, they were very good and sweet. The sunflower maze is fantastic, very beautiful! I took so many cool pictures! Make sure to bring sunscreen, they have plenty of ice-cold water available pretty much everywhere. Only seen one bathroom, the only reason I gave four stars instead of five.
Was great. Felt good to pick fresh peaches and blackberries. Was bit of a task for me . Disability. But the staff are very accommodating to those who are disabled. Made it worth the task. And there were also sunflowers and vegetables you can pick too. Apples will be ready end August mid September. The store , frozen Custard shop and restaurant is awesome. You can't go wrong going out there for a day trip.
Nice selection of fruits grown locally and in season. Unique wine selection, including Eckert's. Hot food bar in the market. Restaurant on premises serves fabulous farm style meals; I ordered (online for pick up) the chicken and dumplings (although I'd call it really thick chicken noodle soup) for 4; the main dish was enough for 6. Salad and scones for 4. We enjoyed the meal and have a main dish left over for tonight.
Our family visits a couple times a year and proves to be fun for the whole group every visit. The tractor ride out to the field/orchard is a thrill for the younger kids. The country store has a good variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, candy, and pastries. Furthermore, there is an abundance of photo opportunities. It can get crowded midday to late afternoon. Try to get here early.
The last two times we visited this restaurant, we have been very disappointed. Today, we went early. Almost every table was empty and we still had to wait 5 minutes to be seated. There were 3 hostesses just standing behind the counter. It was weird. Three of the six meals were barely warm or just plain cold. My chicken pot pie wasn’t a pie at all and was cold. The only good thing was the service the waitress gave us. We will never return.
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