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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:

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Zingiberaceae! Homegrown Ginger, Turmeric, and Galangal in Appalachia

April 1st, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Explore the plant family Zingiberaceae, specifically turmeric, ginger, and galangal and how these plants have been used by humanity for over 4000 years. Learn organic gardening principles and how to grow your own tropical perennial spice plants. We will pot up rhizomes to take home and discuss how to maintain your potted plants over summer into fall harvest. Share a cup if turmeric ginger tea as we discuss flavors and benefits of these amazing plants.