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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Open House Friday at Qualla Berry Farm

Posted 11/22/2018 9:41pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.


November 22, 2018--Happy Thanksgiving!

This"Black Friday”, November 23 from 10AM till 2PM, Qualla Berry Farm will be having an open house at the farm! We'll have samples of fresh candied ginger we just made, plus samples of our refreshing turmeric and ginger teas and Carla's Spice Paste. You can see up close how we harvest and what we do to protect these tropical perennials in the cold and extend the season, and we'll offer tips for those interested in growing their own.

We are well into the Fresh Turmeric harvest and are continuing the Fresh Baby Ginger harvest! If you have a pending order, thanks for your patience! We are working through them all and should be caught up soon, and we are still taking orders through our website. The Ginger season will be wrapping up by early December and Turmeric will probably be available till around Christmas depending on the weather.

We also have Bubba Blue Ginger plants for sale as well as Hawaiian Red, Black, BBK, and Indira Yellow Turmerics. 

We're grateful this Thanksgiving for all our friends and customers who are interested in these amazing plants. It's already been an extraordinary season so far with more to come!


John and Karen