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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

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Qualla Berry Farm December Update

Posted 12/2/2017 8:00pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.

December 2, 2017--We are still taking orders for Fresh Turmeric! Harvest season for the Baby Ginger is over as we are sold out after the orders received November 14. Turmeric harvest will continue into December. Thanks to everyone who has ordered so far this season!  We have sold Fresh Turmeric the last two Saturdays at Asheville City Market! Thanks to everyone who purchased turmeric from us there and thanks to ASAP for hosting us at the Market. It was good to connect with some old and new Asheville friends.

We will be making a special appearance at the Brasstown Farmers Market site tomorrow (Sunday Dec 3) just down the road from the Fireside Sale at the Folk School. We will have both ready-to-use turmeric and field washed bunches for sale. Look for us in parking lot across from Pam's wonderful shop full of treasures... Silva Gallery in Brasstown.  from 10AM till 3PM or until we sell out of our stock on hand. We will have available a bit of adolescent bubba blue ginger, and some of our short reserve of mango turmeric, Indira yellow turmeric, and some rare black turmeric to celebrate the holidays.   We will also be at the 2nd annual Farm Services Expo this Thursday, December 7th from 9-3:30 at TriCounty Community College Enloe building with a lot of plants and turmeric rhizomes. 

New photos have been posted in our gallery as of December 2, 2017! And watch for videos and postings on our facebook page at Qualla Berry Farm.

We have a limited amount of Sourwood and Spring Wildflower Honey from our bees this year and it will be available tomorrow and also for delivery along with turmeric orders or separately until we run out.

We still have many extra turmeric plants which may be overwintered in a warm place to give you a good jump on growing your own next year either in garden beds or in containers. Turmeric does well in the ground or in containers as long as it's brought into a warm space for the winter. 

Also the Edible Asheville magazine featuring our farm is on the newsstands now. Watch for it in the holiday issue on spices!

Join our mailing list to receive updates as the harvest progresses and changes for news about farm open houses, market appearances, and other events. We will be teaching next year and helping interested home growers and small farmers discover the magic of the plant family Zingiberaceae.