Family owned and operated since 1946, Scharf Farm provides customers with seasonal homegrown produce straight from our family's farm to your family's table. In October of 1945, William and Marguerite D. (Wehmeier) Scharf married, and that following spring marked Scharf Farm's first growing season with grain farming (wheat, corn, soybeans) as well as homegrown strawberries and asparagus sold at the farm's roadside stand 4 miles north of Millstadt, Illinois. By the late 1960's, production of grain, strawberries, and asparagus increased, along with a few other fruits and vegetables.
In the mid-1970's, Allen Scharf, William and Marguerite's third and youngest child, a school teacher and farmer, and his bride Nancy (Erwin) Scharf, expanded the family farming business to include the wide variety of produce and greenhouse products still grown today, and in 1979 added our second location at Soulard Market in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. In 2019, Allen and Nancy's kids, the third generation of Scharf Farm, expanded to include the O'Fallon Station Vine Street Market.
Over the new year, our family spent time together in Florida. Little did we know what was coming! From our family to yours, we want to thank you for supporting Scharf Farm. While the disruption caused by the pandemic is like nothing we've ever seen and the cooler temps make for a slow start to the growing season, we are thankful for your patronage, your kindness, and your encouragement.
The Scharf Family
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we are implementing new practices to keep our employees and our customers safe. We are implementing social distancing between employees, as well as enhanced cleaning procedures.
New practices, such as call ahead and curbside pickup, are available.
HOURS AND LOCATIONS
2020 SEASON (approx April - November)
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all locations!
Original Farm Stand & Greenhouses
8132 State Route 163
(4 mi. N of Millstadt on Rt. 163)
Hours: Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(We will close at noon on the 4th of July)
Soulard Market, St. Louis, MO
Stands 37b - 39 (NE wing)
Hours: Fri & Sat 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Fourth of July holiday hours:
Thurs & Fri 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sat (July 4) 7 a.m. - noon)
O'Fallon Station Vine Street Market
Vine Street & First Street
Hours: Sat 8 a.m. - noon
(open 8 a.m. - noon on the 4th of July)