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 will open on August 2 and 3 and then weekends until September 1. Tomatoes, melons and other vegetables will be ready then and early apples by the end of the month. There will be no blackberries and peaches this year due to the extreme cold in January.
Our cooks have been busy making apple butter and preserves so our market will be stocked with these items as well as Farmers Choice brand pickles, relishes and preserves. We will have limited quantities of honey available since the cold winter was hard on bees as well as fruit.
Our apple crop looks good at this time, although not as heavy as last year. The pick your own season will open in early September and may be somewhat shorter than last year. Pumpkin season starts the last weekend in September.