Eckert's Crop Update

Eckert’s Crop Update

Formerly known as our “Harvest Hotline,” Eckert’s Crop Update posts the most up-to-date homegrown and pick-your-own crop information as well as upcoming events.

Last Updated THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014, at 8:40 a.m.

It’s apple and pumpkin season at Eckert’s! We are picking apples and pumpkins at our three farms in Belleville, Millstadt and Grafton, Illinois.

Pick-your-own apple prices at all are farms are $1.79/pound, and pick-your-own pumpkin prices are 49 cents/pound. We will offer pick-your-own apples through Nov. 2 at our farms in Belleville and Millstadt. The last day of operation for the season at the Grafton Farm is Sunday, Oct. 26.

At the  Belleville Farm, we are picking FUJI apples as well as pumpkins from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Already picked FUJI, Braeburn, Cameo, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious apples are available for purchase in the Belleville Country Store for $1.79/pound or $7.99 for a 5-pound bag. Already picked pumpkins are available for purchase in the store for 49 cents/pound.

At the Millstadt Farm we are picking FUJI apples as well as pumpkins from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., admission into the Millstadt Farm is $6 for anyone 2 and older because we will offer partial entertainment until about 2 p.m. today, including the jumping pillow, 70-foot underground slide, pig races and pumpkin cannon show. From 3 to 6 p.m., entertainment is closed and admission is free today during that time. Already picked Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious apples are available for purchase in the Millstadt Country Store for $7.99 for a 5-lb bag, and already picked pumpkins are available for purchase for 49 cents/pound.

At the Grafton Farm, we are picking FUJI, GRANNY SMITH, and GOLDEN DELICIOUS apples as well as pumpkins from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Already picked Fuji, Granny, Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples are available for purchase in the Grafton Country Store for $1.79/pound or $7.99 for a 5-pound bag. Already picked pumpkins are available for purchase in the Grafton store for 49 cents/pound.

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!