The Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant now has the 7th generation of descendents included in our family farm operation. Our goal has always been to create an atmosphere where everyone young and old can enjoy a day with us here on our farm. Come and experience a "Taste of the Country" where everyone is treated like "Family."
Simon Huber migrated from Baden-Baden, Germany in 1843 and settled in Starlight, Indiana with apple trees ready to plant. The eighth generation of Huber’s now live here in Starlight.
Joseph Huber, Sr. (fourth generation) and his wife Mary, Purchased what is now the Joe Huber Family Farm in 1926. They became the proud parents of eleven children while they raised cattle and chickens. Mary dressed the chickens as needed for lunch and supper and the boys milked the cows daily. Back then, many of the farm hands resided at the farmhouse with the rest of the family during harvest, and Mary prepared three full meals each day for all. Eggs were fried up fresh from the barnyard for breakfast and everyone loved Grandma Mary’s chicken and dumplings for lunch. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a variety of fresh vegetables from the garden, homemade rolls, fresh fruit pies and cobblers weren’t unusual fare for supper.
When Joseph, Sr. passed away in 1967, Joe and Bonnie purchased the 200 acre Farm, moved into the old farmhouse and Joe, Jr. quit his job at the Gas Company to become a full time farmer.
So….that’s how and when it all started. People came by the carloads to the Farm to pick their own while Joe and Bonnie’s children looked at each other bewildered, not believing that these “city people” thought that picking fruits and vegetables was fun! The garage next to the farmhouse was transformed into a market and soon afterward, the Farm Market was constructed.
We built the Restaurant in July 1983 and offered fare very similar to that Mary Huber served to her farm hands in the 1920′s and 1930′s. No, we no longer raise and dress our own chickens, but we do serve only fresh chicken and no, we no longer milk or butcher our own cows, but we still raise a wide variety of fruits and vegetables on our Farm with a little help from modern technology and a lot of help from our customers.