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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Welcome to our new website

Posted 3/9/2008 2:34pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.

March is here with its late snows and cold. Though we haven't seen any new raspberry growth yet, there is certainly some stirring below ground. Soon the new primocanes will be appearing and we will hope for better rains and some good growth and production this year. We have been working on weeding and mulching over the winter and have begun installing irrigation.

The new website template we are using (from www.smallfarmcentral.com ) enables us to quickly post picking updates and news so we'll have more up to date information on our berries. 

We have been to both the Georgia Organics conference and the Organic Growers School and have some new learning and inspiration. We are so impressed by the dedication and talent of the other small scale agriculture workers in our region.