83. Marketplace: Mother’s Day Blooms at Goebbert’s

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If you’re looking for something special to do for Mother’s Day, a visit to Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center in South Barrington is an annual tradition for many families celebrating with mom this weekend.

Goebbert's Farm & Garden Center - 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center – 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington

This popular stop for Halloween pumpkins in October blooms with new life when Goebbert’s re-opens its doors each spring, bringing customers top quality flowers, produce and plantings to brighten our homes and gardens.

Goebbert's Greenhouse Flowers - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Goebbert’s Greenhouse Flowers – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Getting the flowers from their farms to our homes is a team effort for the Goebbert family.  They’ve been in the farm market business since 1948, when George Goebbert started a roadside vegetable stand in Arlington Heights.

George Goebbert's Open Air Market in Arlington Heights in 1946 - Courtesy of the Goebbert Family
George Goebbert’s Open Air Market in Arlington Heights in 1946 – Courtesy of the Goebbert Family

George’s son, Jim, expanded the business when he bought Goebbert’s 40-acre farm in South Barrington with his wife, Esther, in 1972.

Jim and Esther Goebbert at the famliy farm in South Barrington - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Jim and Esther Goebbert at the famliy farm in South Barrington – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Jim and Esther live nearby and are still very much a part of the family business, which is run today by two of their sons. Lee Goebbert manages the 40-acre South Barrington farm with his wife Diane.

Jim and Esther Goebbert with their sons, Lee (left) and Lloyd (right) - Courtesy of The Goebbert Family
Jim and Esther Goebbert with their sons, Lee (left) and Lloyd (right) – Courtesy of The Goebbert Family

Lloyd Goebbert and his wife, Terry, manage the family’s second property, a 400-acre working farm in Hampshire, Illinois, where they grow most of the flowers and produce available at the farm in South Barrington.

Terri and Lloyd Goebbert at Goebbert's Hampshire Farm - Courtesy of the Goebbert Family
Terry and Lloyd Goebbert at Goebbert’s Hampshire Farm – Courtesy of the Goebbert Family

So when it comes to celebrating family, and mothers, the Goebberts work hard at creating experiences and memories.

Post 300 - Sue Murdock at Goebbert'sGoebbert’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Sue Murdock, says they have customers who have been visiting their South Barrington farm for many years on Mother’s Day.

“Every year they’ll bring their Mom to buy a rose bush or another favorite flower.  It’s tradition. That’s what Goebbert’s is about.  It’s about family and tradition and just being together.”

And, Sue adds, no matter what a customer needs, they can make it work.

“We have all different plant sizes.  All different containers.  For every budget.”

Courtesy:  Julie Linnekin
Jim and Esther Goebbert Visit the Greenhouse in South Barrington – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

The minute you walk into Goebbert’s greenhouse, you’ll see an explosion of colors with the freshest of flowers and planters.  It’s a sight Diane Goebbert says is really unique.  “A lot of our plants are a one of a kind.  It’s a piece that we’ll put together and you can’t get that anywhere else.”

Goebbert's Artfully Arranged Flower Baskets - Photograph by Julie Linnekin
Goebbert’s Artfully Arranged Hanging Baskets – Photograph by Julie Linnekin

The biggest floral sellers are the hanging baskets.  You can purchase one you see or have one custom made.  Also popular are Goebbert’s ‘Grab-and-Go’ container gardens, which are plant and flower arrangements that you can either customize or find already made.

Goebbert's Flowers - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Goebbert’s Flowers – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Jim Goebbert says their hope is that you’ll return with every season.  “A lot of what we do is allow customers to bring in their pots from last year, help them pick their flowers and we refill them.”  And Lee says the family is committed to offering special arrangements that you won’t find elsewhere.  “The plants that we grow, we focus on quality.  We believe our hanging baskets are nicer than what you can get at the big box stores.”

Diane, Lee, Esther and Jim Goebbert at the South Barrington Farm - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Diane, Lee, Esther and Jim Goebbert at the South Barrington Farm – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Goebbert’s also sells a variety of fruit and vegetables customers can plant in their gardens.  There are dozens of choices of peppers and tomatoes plus all of your herbs and spices.  They also sell trees and bushes and almost anything else you might need for your garden and home.

Flowers in Bloom at Goebbert's - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Flowers in Bloom at Goebbert’s – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Esther Goebbert says the family is happy and honored to be part of so many seasonal family celebrations.  “When we meet someone and they find out we’re a Goebbert, they tell us they’ve been coming to our farm for years.  That just brings a lot of pleasure to us.  Knowing that we started something really good.  Family traditions, that’s what it’s all about.”

Esther Goebbert holding one of their custom-made hanging baskets.  Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Esther Goebbert holding one of their custom-made hanging baskets. Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Goebbert’s Farm and Garden Center is located at 40 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington and opens daily at 9 a.m.  For more information, call 847-428-6727, CLICK HERE to find their Facebook page or visit their website at GoebbertsGardenCenter.com.

We’re excited to welcome Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center as the newest member to join our Barrington Online Marketplace.

For more info about the Goebbert family, the farm’s history and when the giant pumpkin found his home atop their South Barrington silo, CLICK HERE to visit their profile page that we just published in our Barrington Online Marketplace here at 365Barrington.com.

To peruse all of our existing Marketplace member features, visit 365Barrington.com/Marketplace.  To follow the latest members to join our Marketplace, visit 365Barrington.com/Buzz.  And if you’d like to become a featured member of our Marketplace, visit 365Barrington.com/advertise.

"Happy Jack" Placed on the Goebbert's Silo, 1979
“Happy Jack” Placed on the Goebbert’s Silo, 1979 – Courtesy of the Goebbert Family

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