A family farm in Northern California is turning into an eco-resort with solar panels, a fully-functional greenhouse, and an outdoor dining room, all on a piece of land that was once the home of the once-deadly tuberculosis strain.
Huber family Farm on the Rim, located in the San Joaquin Valley near Fresno, California, was a family farm that grew produce from the ground up, and is now owned and operated by its founder, Eric Huber, who now manages it with his wife, Mary.
Hauer’s farm is one of many in the area that have already seen their production levels grow since the disease became endemic in the region.
They have also been able to convert unused fields into farm-friendly, environmentally-friendly greenhouses.
Hober’s farm currently produces over 100,000 pounds of organic produce per year, with an average yield of approximately 200 pounds per acre, according to Hober’s website.
It produces less than half of the annual wheat harvest, but its total annual production of about 600,000 lbs of produce is roughly half of that of the top wheat producing farms in the U.S., according to the National Corn Growers Association.
Hubb family Farms on the Sky (Facebook)Huber’s farm has been expanding into a sustainable food-processing operation since 2011, with plans to expand to a 200-acre, fully-functioning greenhouse and two more large-scale buildings with solar-generated power systems.
Hubber’s farm also operates an outdoor food-farming restaurant that offers “artisan sandwiches” and “local beer” in the winter.
The restaurant, with its seasonal seasonal menu of locally-sourced produce, is also a popular spot for locals to visit, and the Hubbers say it’s a way to support their local economy.HUBBERS FAMILY FAMILY FOOD AND DRINKSHuber Family Farm on The Rim (Facebook )Mary Huber said the couple is excited to see their operation expand in size and scope to include the entire region, which means the farm is now able to provide a wider range of products for their customers, including locally grown, sustainably grown food and beverage.
The farm has grown to include two large greenhouse-type structures that produce the produce they sell on the farm, along with an additional two larger solar-powered buildings that produce electricity to the larger, two-story greenhouse.
Huebber Family Farms on The Sky ( Facebook )Mary said she and her husband, Eric, have spent much of the past three years working to improve the farm’s sustainability and manage the costs.
The Hubbs have also added more employees, such as their “farm manager,” who will be responsible for managing the farm in the event of a disaster, such a major storm, drought, or other emergency.HUBIER FAMILY PRODUCTSHUBBIER FARM PRODUCTS (Facebook), by HUBBER FAMILIES, is the family’s food-based business that focuses on local, organic produce.
HUBBER FAMILY FARMERS (Facebook, Twitter)Mary said the farm now has a full-time staff, and she is looking forward to adding more people to help run and manage their operations.
Huber’s family farm also sells produce through its “farm club” and also sells locally grown food in their restaurant and grocery store.HUGELY READING:In 2016, the California Department of Public Health released a report that found one in five children in the state of California had some form of food allergy.
The report found that a significant portion of children in California were allergic to a range of food products, including peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, and cheese.
The researchers concluded that the allergy to peanuts was the result of the farm animals, not their parents.
According to the California Food Allergy Alliance, the number of children who had some type of food allergies increased from 10,500 in 2014 to 18,500 last year.
The Huber family is hoping to continue to increase their organic and sustainably-grown produce and products, and they are encouraging everyone to come to visit.
HUBIERS FAMILES, by HUGELY INTERESTED, is a family-owned farm-based organic and sustainable restaurant and food business that is open year-round.
The restaurant is located at 825 East Main Street in Fresno, CA.
The location is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.