In the early 1880s Almay Moroni and Rosetta Hunt were headed to Mesa Arizona from Salt Lake Utah when they passed through Pine Arizona. Rosetta saw her native Italy in the beautiful mountains and begged Almay to stay. They did, acquiring most all the land nearby. They raised a huge family, farmed corn, and cattle and left a wonderful legacy.
In fact, the log cabin which today houses our lavender drying operation was built in 1890 as storage for the Hunt family. Almay and Rosetta’s eldest son John met his future wife Annie Belle in second grade at the historic Strawberry Schoolhouse and when they married, they received a portion of the original homestead for their home— and our Farm was born!