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

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News from Qualla Berry Farm and Upcoming Events

Posted 3/30/2017 10:13am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.

Dear Friends,

We have our ginger and turmeric pre sprouting inside for the 2017 season! More news and updates soon about our expanded hoop house beds and our expected crop for this fall...

We wanted to make sure you know about a few events in the next two weeks:

Karen will be teaching a class on growing the Zingiberaceae family plants (turmeric, Ginger, and galangal) this Saturday at the NC arboretum near Asheville: https://4020a.blackbaudhosting.com/4020a/SP-17-Zingiberaceae-Growing-Ginger-Turmeric-and-Galangal-in-Appalachia

And Karen will be teaching her Growing Great Tomatoes class at John C Campbell Folk School the weekend of April 7-9. There is still space and remember that local tuition is half price. See listing at www.folkschool.org.

Also, there is a wonderful storytelling event taking place locally at Young Harris College with world class storytellers including folk musician John McCutcheon! See https://www.facebook.com/events/1514669371907232/ 


John & Karen