Started as a simple roadside stand in 1910 at the Belleville Farm, Eckert's has been family owned by seven generations of Eckert's and operated since 1837. Today, Eckert's has three Illinois locations, the Belleville Farm, the Millstadt Farm and the Grafton Farm. Eckert's has the great distinction as being the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States. Visiting Eckert's is a fun way to spend a day for the whole family! In addition to riding the wagons out into the fields to pick your own fruits, vegetables or Christmas tree, seasonal activities include hayrides, craft making, wreath making, and photo contests.
Farms are open February through December but hours vary by season and location. Available crops will also vary by location. Prices for events and activities will vary. Call Eckert's Harvest Hotline or visit Eckert's website for Pick-Your-Own ripening schedule.
Eckert's Country Store and Farms-Millstadt
2719 Eckert Orchard Lane
Millstadt, IL 62260
Main Number: 618-233-0513 or 800-745-0513
Harvest Hotline: 618-233-0513 x 6