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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June and July News from Qualla Berry Farm

Posted 7/13/2020 10:29pm by Karen Hurtubise.

In between planting our ginger and turmeric for 2020, we got an amazing blessing on June 15 after one of the daily thunderstorms:

And the overwintered, second year turmerics produce blooms! Here's a Black Turmeric with its striking blossom:

Tonight, July 13, the first Katydids began singing. We're lucky to be here and blessed to have friends and patrons who value our farm and its work. Here's hoping we all turn the corner on the pandemic soon and step into a brighter future. Thoughts and prayers to all the patients and to the brave medical workers in hospitals and clinics all over the world...

Summer Love from Karen, Annie, and John!