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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:


 March 7, 2018--Karen will be teaching tomorrow about growing turmeric at a NC Arboretum symposium on growing plants for dyeing!See

Spring is coming in fits and starts but we will soon have our ginger and turmeric seed rhizomes from Hawaii and will begin presprouting. Our beds in the big hoophouse are all ready ahead of schedule and we also have managed to get a number of pots and flats of ginger and turmeric though the winter in our smaller heated hoophouse. We expect to have starts for sale later in the spring. 

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