The History Of Goebbert’s Farm

Goebbert’s has been in the farm market business since 1948. George Goebbert started a roadside vegetable stand in Arlington Heights. In 1972, Jim Goebbert bought the 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 silo. Happy Jack measures 18ft wide, 15 ft tall and is a landmark for many people.

 

Pingree Grove

In 1985, Jim purchased a second location in Pingree Grove, IL. This 200-acre farm is open to the public in late Sept. thru Oct. for the fall festival. The rest of the year, we are busy greenhouse growing and farming vegetables that we sell in South Barrington. Jim & Esther have retired and their sons Lee & Lloyd along with their wives run the farm.

Today, we employ 250 plus people at Goebbert’s during our peak season while remaining a small, family run farm.

 

Flowers, Trees, & Shrubs

At Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center we have a large selection of Flowers, Trees & Shrubs.

Buy Trees

We have the privilege of being a licensed brand member in the official Bower & Branch Trees for Life program!

Custom Planting

Let Goebbert's help with your custom planting needs.

Grab & Go Planters

We have combination planters in many different sizes and exposures that will fill all your needs.

Loyal Garden Club

The Loyal Gardening Club (LGC) is designed to reward your loyalty where your purchases earn redeemable points!

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants can add color, beauty and character to your living space.

Produce & Bakery

Local and home grown sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, muskmelons, peaches, and squash.

Country Store

Our country store has a great selection of hand-picked specialty food products and gifts.

Spring Garden Center

Open Mid-April Through June 30th

Flowers, Trees, & Shrubs

At Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center we have a large selection of Flowers, Trees & Shrubs.

Buy Trees

We have the privilege of being a licensed brand member in the official Bower & Branch Trees for Life program!

Custom Planting

Let Goebbert's help with your custom planting needs.

Grab & Go Planters

We have combination planters in many different sizes and exposures that will fill all your needs.

Loyal Garden Club

The Loyal Gardening Club (LGC) is designed to reward your loyalty where your purchases earn redeemable points!

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants can add color, beauty and character to your living space.