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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Reminder-Thursday's Class

Posted 4/17/2019 7:48am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.

Hi Folks-

Our next class on Growing and Using Turmeric and Ginger at Home takes place this Thursday, April 18, from 6-8 pm at Karen's office in Young Harris, GA. You can use the easy registration form if you'd like to come and pay us by check to Qualla Berry Farm. The class is $65.00. Please let us know by Thursday morning so we can get a participant count and make final preparations. This class will have a hands-on emphasis covering varieties, planting in beds and containers, propagating, dividing, cold protection, soils, harvesting, and watering throughout the season. We will also share tea from these amazing plants with easy recipes for the home kitchen. You will leave with a garden pie plate starter set of ginger and turmeric plants, a container of coir, growing guide, and leave ready to plant your Zingiberaceae. We will also be offering bulk red turmeric and yellow ginger rhizomes for sale by the pound.

If you can't make this one we will also be teaching at Kula Wellness Center in Brasstown, NC on May 25 (see www.kula.love ) and at the NC Arboretum in Asheville on May 18 ( see https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/horticulture-and-landscape-design/ ).

Thanks to everyone who came for Sunday's event! We had a great class and an amazing dinner in spite of the storms.

Happy Spring, everyone! Wildflowers are peaking now so take time to get out and enjoy them.


John Clarke and Karen Hurtubise

Qualla Berry Farm

3274 Qualla Rd

Hayesville, NC 28904