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 hour’s 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 good things made in our farm kitchen. Come visit our market in the 160-year old timber framed barn which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

– Ellen Knoernschild, Owner
– Gabe Wright, Manager

Pumpkin Season

All of our apples have been picked, and pick your own apples will no longer be available this year. Thank you for being understanding about our small apple crop.

Pumpkin Fantasyland is now set up at Centennial Farms.  Life-size farm and storybook characters, pumpkins and mums decorate the area.  You can also pick your own pumpkins in the fields.  We are open every week from Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00.

Apple butter, preserves, honey and salsa are also available. Come for the experience and the enjoyment of a family outing in the fresh country air.

The pumpkin crop should be excellent with the recent rains and we will start pick your own the middle of September.  There is no admission or parking charge and our playground was updated with new attractions last fall.

Staying healthy is a priority for everyone this year.  We will have no hayrides or school tours this year, and we will not be giving food samples.  Traffic in the market is one way. Masks are available for those who need them.

There is no admission or parking charge. Apple butter, preserves, honey and salsa will also be available in our market. We have a good supply of mums grown at Centennial Farms.

Centennial Farms has been owned by the same family for 165 years. The first owner, a Daniel Boone follower, founded the Town of Augusta after he purchased the property in 1821.