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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Recipes Using Berries
Pesto is a wonderful way to use and to store the fresh flavor of herbs. It freezes beautifully, in ice cube trays or dollops on a cookie sheet for single serving use. Use pesto on pasta, potatoes, chicken or fish, in soup, in salad dressing, in brusc
Products (Garlic, Basil, Herbs)

Gingered Carrots
From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon 4 cups grated carrots, tightly packed 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 1 tablespoon sea salt 4 tablespoons whey (if not available, add an additional 1 tablespoon salt) *Also see the Sauerkraut recipe
Products (Carrot, Whey, Carrots, Ginger)

Fruit Buckle
¾ cup sugar ¼ cup butter, softened 1 egg                                                      1 ts

Blueberry Muffins (or Raspberry)
1 ¾ cup flour 2 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt ½ cup sugar 2 dashes of cinnamon 1 egg 2/3 cup milk ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or raspberries)   Heat oven to 400

Carrot Apple Ginger Soup
Carrot Apple Ginger Soup Ingredients: 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for garnish 1 small onion, diced ( 1cup diced onion) 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger 1 large apple (granny smith or similar preferred) 1.5 lbs
Products (Ginger)

Whole Roasted Carrots with Fresh Ginger
For those of you who still have some ginger left, here's an easy carrot recipe for Thanksgiving. If you don't have ginger, don't worry, equally tasty without.
Products (Garlic, Carrot, Butter, Ginger)

The BEST Pumpkin Pie – from Fresh REAL Pumpkin!
Recipe adapted from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon   3 c. pumpkin or winter squash puree* 3 eggs ¾ - 1 c. sucanat, rapadura or other raw cane sugar 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger or 1 tsp. dried ginger 1 tsp. cinnamon ¼

Pickled Daikon and Red Radishes with Ginger
What else to do with radishes? Pickle them!

Kale with Fresh Ginger
Something new and tasty to do with Kale.
Products (Kale, Ginger)

Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette
Cascading meal notes: We’ve used this dressing over fresh Asian greens, steamed veggies, as a marinade for chicken or beef and of course as a way to redeem the remainders of a prior meals bits and pieces.  The dressing lasts for weeks. &
Products (Garlic, Ginger)

Garlic and Ginger Black Beans
created by Julie Stockman at Supper in Seconds
Products (Garlic, Dry Beans, Ginger)

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing
his great make ahead meal from ambitious kitchen is perfect for home or packed for lunch to go. Leftovers are great in a wrap the next day!

Bok Choy with Chile, Garlic, and Ginger
Easy, quick and delicious side dish

Bok Choy (Pac Choi) with Apples
From Nancy O’Connor’s Rolling Prairie Cookbook, p.73. Lawrence, KS, 1998
Products (Onion, Bok choy, Apples, Ginger)

Beet Salad with Ginger Dressing
The sweetness of beets is a natural match for ginger's spicier side. Beets can be roasted up to 3 days ahead of time; simply bring them to room temperature before serving.
Products (Beet, Ginger, Beets)

Asian-flavored Cole Slaw
from Epicurious.com (originally published in Bon Appetit) Makes 4 - 6 servings. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 4 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage (from about 1/2 large head) 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons pea

Asian Broth
A nutritious broth made with chickens feet to be used in Asian inspired soups and dishes.

Baigan Achari
(Eggplant cooked in the pickling style) From an Indian cooking class my mother took in England 1/2 in. cube of fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves 1 oz. water 1 lb eggplant 1 1/2 T. oil 1/2 t. whole fennel seed 1/4 t. whole onion

Winter Squash & Ginger Soup
A delicious warming soup for a cold winter day!

Carrot Ginger Soup
Well, aren’t we lucky to have local ginger and a plethora of carrots at the Tuesday Market? I like eating carrot soup hot or cold with a big dollop of sour cream or yogurt on top!Ingredients3-4 cups of carrots, chopped1 onion, minced3 cloves of

Apple Shrub
A recipe shared from the Local Harvest newsletter

Rhubarb Raspberry Cobbler With Cornmeal Biscuits
"Now here is a recipe like no other. I honestly can say that this is the best dessert I've ever eaten. It is very special." - Nan Horton, a Village Acres' CSA Member. Click here for the recipe.
Products (Rhubarb, Raspberries)

Rosemary Punch
Crisp and refreshing, a family favorite!
Products (Rosemary, Raspberries)