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 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, Gabe Wright
Peaches at Centennial Farms
The peak of the peach season is here and we have several varieties of yellow freestone peaches coming on. We are now picking Loring which is a large peach very resistant to browning when sliced. We have a good crop this year but the trees are still small so we will not have them for long. Fortunately we had a mild winter because Loring is more sensitive to winter cold than any other variety but are the largest peaches we grow. All peaches are sold already picked in various size containers and by the pound.
We will have limited quantities of nectarines and white peaches soon.
Blackberries are finished for the season.
We are open at the farm Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 4. Closed on Mondays. We are also selling at the Maplewood Farmers Market located at Schlafly Brewery on Wednesday 4 to 7.
Thank you for being a customer. This is our 46th year of selling fruit and our farm has been in operation for 194 years.