History of the Joe Huber Family Farm
Simon Huber migrated from Baden-Baden, Germany in 1843 and settled in Starlight, Indiana with apple trees ready to plant. The seventh 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.
Joe Huber, Jr. and his wife Bonnie lived just up the road from the Farm with their five young children and continued to help Joseph and Mary with the Farm while Joe, Jr. worked at the Indiana Gas Company. Bonnie and Joe, III used to pull a little red wagon out to the pickle patch to pick while Kim stayed at the house with the other three, Beverly, Louie and Chuck. 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. He drove the school bus for years to supplement the income from the Farm and one hot summer day in July, 1976 when they had a field full of green beans the weren't able to get picked, Joe said, "Bonnie, what do you think would happen if we put an ad in the paper to pick your own green beans?"
So....that's how and when it all started.
I-265 to Exit 1. Turn right end of exit ramp. Go 2 miles to stoplight. Turn right on Scottsville Road. Follow signs 7 miles to Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant.