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

Pick Your Own Apples

There are still lots of Fuji apples left to pick, so Centennial Farms will be open through Sunday November 3. We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 5:00.

Because of large crowds over the past two weekends we are almost out of pumpkins for sale but our Pumpkin Fantasyland displays are still set up. Walk into our farmstead and be surrounded by pumpkin characters and Halloween fun. We decorate with full size pumpkin and gourd figures representing farm folks, storybook characters and some of your favorite movie characters. There are aliens and a crashed spaceship. A graveyard has some very humorous inscriptions, most of them from real cemeteries.

The apple crop is excellent this year. We still have lots of Fuji for pick your own. Pick your own apples are $1.75 per pound.

Our fresh cider is sold out and we won’t be making any more this year.

There is no admission or parking charge. We have all new attractions in our playground. 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.