About Local Food

Qualla Berry Farm is part of a loose community of growers and marketers throughout western NC who are seeking to provide locally grown food to people who live and visit  the mountains. We are helping to develop ways to keep our rural land in agricultural production. We are listed in the Local Food Guide produced by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. For more about U-Pick farms, tailgate markets, and community supported agriculture growers, see their website: www.buyappalachian.org

About Our Raspberries




The Drosophila suzukii fruit fly pest continues to infest our remaining raspberries and we are unable to offer U-pick. We still have some experimental rows and are watching the progress of research to see if a solution will be found that is workable on our farm. We will also be doing more intensive trapping in our scaled-back rows in 2014. The cold winter must have knocked them back because we harvested amazing raspberries like the old days the end of this past. We gobbled them up fresh and froze a bunch for ourselves. Gives us hope you can successfully grow your own!


Drosphilia suzukii fruit fly larva