Pioneer Homestead & Village


Clyde & Emma Jane Zelch
3564 Hwy. T
Rosebud, MO 63091
County: Gasconade
Business: 573-764-3719

About Us

Pioneer Homestead & Village at Zelch Farms is a work in progress homestead and educational center focusing on nearly forgotten early american skills. Such as the art of log cabin building, making lye soap and apple butter and bringing the focus back to family . We offer workshops for individuals, families, groups and schools. We have a roadside farm stand, general store and trading post filed with homemade goodies for your purchase. We have many buildings of interest such as a marshals' office, blacksmiths' shop' and an active one room log school house, where we homeschool our children. Currently, we are rebuilding an historic log church to be used for weddings, vow renewals, church services and for our educational workshops . We offer a bed and breakfast in our trappers ' cabin and our indian teepee. We charge no entrance fee to our Pioneer Homestead & Village and welcome your visit soon.

Our Products

  • Apple Butter
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Blackberry
  • Cakes
  • Country Store
  • Farmstand
  • Jalapeno
  • Jam & Jelly
  • Mint
  • Mixed Berry
  • Other
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pies
  • Soap
  • Strawberry

Product Description

Tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and herbs are grown in our market garden and sold at the roadside farm stand. Our homemade apple butter, jellies, lye soaps and dinner bells are offered in the general store and trading post. Educational workshops are given in early american skills.


Please see for exact days and times. We are located 4 miles south of Rosebud, Missouri on Hwy. T.


Missouri Grown is a program of the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Contact: 573-522-1179 |