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



December, 2018--We are well into the Fresh Turmeric harvest and are near the end of the Fresh Baby Ginger harvest! Our ginger and turmeric  have grown well this season and we have had a fantastic crop of each this fall. We are taking final orders for Khing Yai and Bubba Blue Ginger now and will continue filling Turmeric orders throughout December. In addition to our flagship Hawaiian Red Turmeric, we also this year have enough Black, BBK, and Indira Yellow Turmerics to offer them for sale. 




New photos have been posted in our gallery with the status of our plants this fall. There is also a picture of how close the lava flow in Hawaii got to our supplier, Puna Organics! They have made it through the volcano and the hurricane safely and expect to be able to fill orders this winter.

Join our mailing list to receive updates as the season progresses and changes for news about farm open houses, market appearances, and other events. We will be teaching this year and helping interested home growers and small farmers discover the magic of the plant family Zingiberaceae.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Karen and John