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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:



September 17, 2018-- Our ginger and turmeric are growing well this season and we expect to have a good crop this fall. We got only light rain off the hurricane and send prayers to folks in the coastal Carolinas who are suffering flooding. Ginger harvest will begin in October and Turmeric in November. We have extra plants and will have some for sale in late September. We will begin accepting orders in late September also.

New photos have been posted in our gallery with the status of our plants this month. 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 September to All!

Karen and John