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

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018 on the farm

Posted 11/21/2018 6:43pm by Karen Hurtubise.

We are staying home and celebrating our many blessings with friends in Hayesville and Brasstown this Thanksgiving week. Its been busy with Jessica helping John harvest and prep ginger and turmeric in the field yesterday. This Friday we are hosting an open house at the Farm so y'all can see what the November turmeric and ginger looks like in mid to late November in the hoophouse and in the field. Tonight we are making some candied ginger and John's special unsweetened turmeric ginger lemonade for Thanksgiving and our Go Green on Black Friday Open House from 10am-2:00pm November 23rd. The mild fall has spoiled us but the cold is here now and its a lot of opening and closing hoop houses and adding and removing row covers til harvest is over. We have plenty of fresh ginger and turmeric now but will be sold out of 2018 baby ginger probably by the first week of December. 

November Yellow Hawaiian trimmed baby ginger 2018 above

November Hawaiian red turmeric 2018 field harvested below