We hope you will come visit during one of our seasons to see what we have to offer.
We have three different seasons at Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center. From mid April through the end of June, we are a garden center with a large variety of plants and gardening materials. In July, we become a fresh produce stand with home grown vegetables and fruit. In late September, we begin our Fall Festival that runs through Halloween where you can enjoy a fall family day with us.
Goebbert's has been in the farm market business since 1948, George Goebbert started a roadside vegetable stand in Alington Heights. In 1972, Jim Goebbert bought a 40-acre farm in South Barrington and moved his family. Jim's three children started selling pumpkins on the roadside in 1973. It got so busy one Saturday, Jim had to close the Arlington Heights stand, to come home and help with the pumpkin sales. The Fall Festival was born.
In 1979, Jim made Goebbert's a destination farm by having the fiberglass pumpkin, Happy Jack, made for the sile. Happy Jack measures 18ft wide, 15ft tall and is a landmark for many people.
In 1985, Jim purchased a second location in Hampshire, IL. This 200-acre farm is open to the public in late September through October for the fall festival. The rest of the year, we are a busy greenhouse, growing and farming vegetables that we sell in South Barrington. Jim & Esther have retired and their sons, Lee & Lloyd, along with ther wives run the farm.
Today we employ 250 plus people at Goebbert's during our peak seasons yet we are still a family run farm.