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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: www.buyappalachian.org

News and Blog

Karen and John's Blogs
Posted 10/17/2010 9:48am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Friends,
Frost has arrived right on schedule in mid-October and our fall picking season has ended. Thanks to everyone who came and picked this year!
John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise
Qualla Berry Farm
Posted 9/25/2010 7:27am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Friends-
Sorry, no U-Pick this Saturday the 25th. The drought has really slowed berry ripening at Qualla Berry Farm. We are hoping for a few days of showers which will bring on another flush of ripe berries the week of Oct 4. You will receive an email alert about openings during that week.
Thanks!
John & Karen
Qualla Barry Farm
Posted 9/21/2010 4:03pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Friends-
We will be open for red raspberry U-Pick Wednesday Sept 22 from 5PM till 7:30PM. We will also have raspberry plants, sourwood honey, and some asian pears for sale.
Thanks!
John & Karen
Qualla Berry Farm
3274 Qualla Rd
Hayesville, NC 28904
www.quallaberryfarm.com
Posted 9/17/2010 1:57pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Friends-
We will be open for red raspberry U-Pick Saturday Sept 18 from 9AM till noon or whenever we sell out. We will also have raspberry plants, sourwood honey, and some asian pears for sale.
Thanks!
John & Karen
Qualla Berry Farm
3274 Qualla Rd
Hayesville, NC 28904
www.quallaberryfarm.com
Posted 9/15/2010 7:27pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Friends,
Rain over the weekend and perfect ripening weather have worked their magic.
The first of the September berries are ready and we will be open for U-Pick Thursday Sept 16 from 5PM til 7:30PM.
Watch your email for announcements of upcoming U-Pick openings as the berries continue to come on.
Thanks!
Joh Clarke and Karen Hurtubise
Qualla Berry Farm
Posted 9/12/2010 10:32am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Berry Lovers-
Rain finally came in time to bring on ripening of our September red raspberry crop. The canes have been thoroughly weeded and trained onto our trellising and it looks like we'll have some nice berries. We expect to be open one evening during the middlle of this week and then probably Saturday Sept 18. WE WILL SEND AN EMAIL FOR EACH OPENING, A DAY OR TWO BEFORE THE OPENING. Due to the delicate nature of this crop and the changing nature of fall weather during hurricane season, we are unable to keep regular hours! Please watch your email and we will keep you posted. If you receive this email your address is correct on our list. We will also post picking updates on our website, www,quallaberryfarm.com
We look forward to seeing you!
John & Karen
Posted 6/25/2010 6:10pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Berry Lovers-
The intense heat wave has taken a toll on our June berries and our first season, which usually ends around July 4, has come to an end. It seems July came early this year!
We are seeing strong growth on the canes which will bear the fall crop and given some rain they will be producing in September. We will keep y'all posted by email as usual.
Thanks to everyone who came and picked during June!
John & Karen
Posted 6/18/2010 11:25am by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Raspberry Lovers!
We will be open for U-Pick Saturday morning June 19 from 9 AM till noon or sooner if we sell out. The red raspberries are at their peak right now. Gate opens at 9 AM sharp.
Thanks,
John & Karen
Posted 6/15/2010 3:33pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
Dear Berry Lovers-
Qualla Berry Farm will be open for U-pick Wednesday June 16 from 4 til 7:30 PM. The shade starts covering the berry rows around 4:30-5. We are loaded with berries right now.
If a thunderstorm forces us to cancel we will post a note on the home page of www.quallaberryfarm.com .
Thanks!
John & Karen
Posted 6/11/2010 7:41pm by John Clarke & Karen Hurtubise.
We will be open for red raspberry u-pick tomorrow morning from 9AM til noon or whenever we sell out. Gate opens at 9 sharp!
Thanks,
John & Karen
Qualla Berry Farm