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


Happy Spring and Good Health to All in 2020!

 New photos posted to our gallery as of May 2020!

We have SOLD OUT as of May 19 of seed rhizomes for both Ginger and Turmeric. Thanks to all the intrepid growers who ordered!

As the spring progresses into summer we are likely to have starts of overwintered turmerics to sell. In May they are just starting to sprout. If you're on our mailing list you'll get updates!

Thanks to everyone who ordered fresh rhizomes last year. It was great to see the interest in the "other" turmeric varieties: Black, Indira Yellow, White Mango, and BKK.

February Harvested Turmeric 2020!

Planting overwintered Hawaiian Red Turmeric clusters in the hoophouse April 2020

This will be a different year on our farm--the coronavirus changes things. We've been enjoying our time sequestered on the farm and have gotten a lot of work done. We are ready for planting and watching for our turmeric overwintered in the ground to resprout. Time to start planting ginger and turmeric rhizomes...soil is warm and the season begins outside in full throttle. 


Harvest of Yellow Hawaiian Ginger and Hawaiian Red Turmeric October 2019

It's still our hope that we can teach folks about Growing and Using Turmeric and Ginger again this year.  Perhaps in person, but maybe remotely! As the situation evolves, and as it gets safer to travel and gather in groups, we will keep you posted about possible classes later this season. Maybe we can do Zoom calls...its a year of pivot and innovation is required. We will email updates. Thanks to everyone who came to our 2019 spring classes on Growing and Using Turmeric and Ginger! We had a lot of fun doing them. And to all of you who support your local farmers and their wild hopes and dreams of a sustainable, kind, healthy world with good food for all, thank you thank you thank you. 

Fresh Hawaiian Red Turmeric