Welcome to Centennial Farms and Orchard
We are located in the historic town of Augusta, Missouri in southwestern St. Charles County. Our farm is less than an hours drive from most parts of St. Louis (see our directions page)
The farm has been owned and operated by our family since 1854. We represent the fourth generation and our Grandson, Gabe Wright, who manages the farm represents the sixth generation. Our first orchards were planted in 1969 on what had been a grain and livestock farm.
We offer “a taste of history” along with seasonal fruit and vegetables and good things made in our farm kitchen. Come visit our market in the century old timber framed barn which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Bob and Ellen Knoernschild
What’s Available Now?
Centennial Farms in Augusta is open for Apple picking starting August 23. Hours are 11 to 4 on Thursday to Sunday. Ready for picking now are Ruby Jon, an early, very red version of Jonathan and Gala, a sweet, flavorful apple. We will also have Honeycrisp in the market.
Starting September 1 we will be open every day 10 to 4. Jonathan will be ready by September 7 and Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Empire, and Jonagold will be open for picking a week later on September 13. There will be hayrides to the orchard on weekends starting September 7.
In the market there will be tomatoes, melons, acorn, spaghetti and butternut squash. Our apple butter and preserves will be available along with pickles, relishes and salsas.