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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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Harvest Time for Ginger and Turmeric at Qualla Berry Farm

Posted 10/18/2020 11:08pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.

Dear Friends:

The Harvest Season Begins 2020!

Our new Order Form is posted as of October 18 and we are ready for orders! The website form is for cash or check orders, with your choice of 3 pickup sites including Qualla Road, Young Harris, and Brasstown. All three sites will be set up for contact-free pickups as keeping all of us virus-free is of primary importance.

And very soon we will go live with our new E-commerce site where we will be set up to take credit cards for shipping orders! Stay tuned and we will notify our mailing list.


The Hoophouse ready for harvest, October 18

Also new this year, we are offering field washed fresh dug turmeric clusters (Hawaiian Red and Indira Yellow only). These will need final washing and trimming and they include the crown from which you can grow a new turmeric plant next year.

Hawaiian Red Turmeric Field Washed Cluster

Our overwintered and spring-planted ginger and turmeric have been growing very well--and the turmeric has even bloomed! We're looking forward to an abundant harvest this fall. If you're on our mailing list you'll get updates.

We will send another email to this list once the Ecommerce site is ready.

Till then, we're looking forward to receiving your orders!

Stay Healthy All,

John and Karen

Qualla Berry Farm