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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January News

Posted 3/21/2019 9:06am by Karen Hurtubise.



January, 2019--Happy New Year to All!  Our ginger and turmeric did well this season and we had a fantastic crop of each this fall. We are still taking orders for Turmeric through January as long as our supply lasts. In addition to our flagship Hawaiian Red, we also this year have enough Black, BBK, and Indira Yellow Turmerics to offer them for sale. 

We are also taking our Fresh Turmeric to Asheville City Market , indoors this month at Asheville Masonic Temple at 80 Broadway Ave. We will have four varieties including Hawaiian Red, BKK, Indira Yellow, and the very cool cobalt blue Black Turmeric! See you there...9am to noon Saturday Jan 5, and hopefully more Saturdays in January!




New photos have been posted in our gallery with the status of our plants this fall. There is also a picture of how close the lava flow in Hawaii got to our supplier, Puna Organics! They have made it through the volcano and the hurricane safely and expect to be able to fill orders this winter.

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

Happy Winter and we are hoping for snow!

Karen and John