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Goat Yoga on Franny’s Farm

Goat Yoga on Franny’s Farm

Yeah! Goat Yoga is back at Franny’s Farm!   The goat kidding season has brought many brand new baby goats to the farm, and with it a new, exciting energy for everyone’s favorite goat yoga! Come bend with Goat Yoga Asheville, an interactive yoga class that helps you get zen with goats.  The yoga sessions are excellent for every skill level – from the very beginner to those who regularly practice – but this unique twist on yoga brings the joyful energy of baby goats jumping and playing. Excellent for those new to yoga and perfect for those who need more baby goats in their life – and that is just about everyone! Goat yoga is a unique experience that will activate the healing powers that are always associated with yoga with the added benefit of nature and animals. This is an incredible opportunity to visit Franny’s Farm to get connected to the spirit and vitality that bring you the Franny’s Farmacy products. Your private instructor is Chasity Burleson, who has taught in studio settings, community centers, elementary schools, farm camps, festivals, and many other locations. She has held a private yoga business since receiving her YTT, catering to client’s individual needs and schedules. She has also co-hosted a weekend yoga retreat at Franny’s Farm, where she has been teaching Goat Yoga Asheville classes since their creation in 2017. Chasity strives to make each of her classes accessible and focuses on building connections, whether within the self, the environment, or with the animals that join them. She has a playful and soulful approach to her teaching, firmly believing that, “The shortest path to happiness is a joyful one.” Hurry! Baby goats aren’t babies forever! These special sessions are only available for a few weeks and space is limited, so don’t wait to register.   2020 Goat Yoga Schedule   Saturday, February 29 at 1:30 p.m. -SESSION INFO Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. -SESSION INFO Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. -SESSION INFO Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. -SESSION INFO Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. -SESSION INFO Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. -SESSION INFO   Baaaamaste y’all! LOVE, Franny  …

Leafly Article – How Franny’s Farmacy is Redefining Cannabis Business Ownership

Leafly Article – How Franny’s Farmacy is Redefining Cannabis Business Ownership

As seen on Leafly: Nestled on a sprawling North Carolina farm, Jeff and Franny Tacy have carved out their own little piece of heaven. The farm receives over 10,000 visitors a year, a result of Jeff’s entrepreneurialism and Franny’s love for agriculture. Away from the hemp, sheep and the chickens, the couple’s other farm-based business venture, Franny’s Farmacy, is re-thinking what it really means to own a CBD business and inviting potential business owners to join in on their adventure. Franny’s green thumb has already made an impact on North Carolina. As the first woman to grow hemp in the state in over 75 years, she’s in the state history books as a pioneer. Once she started growing, it was only a matter of time before the idea of Franny’s Farmacy started growing too.   Brand Expansion via Vertical Integration “I love being a grower and learning everything I can about farming. It wasn’t until the hemp was in the ground that Jeff asked what I was going to do with all of it, and we realized we had something to build on that could reach outside of the farm and outside of North Carolina,” Franny says. The Tacy’s researched what it would take to begin selling hemp-based CBD and started their own dispensary. It didn’t take long for their business acumen and can-do attitudes to kick in and take the idea to another level. “When we started with our first dispensary, we saw that a lot of supply vendors were unreliable. We weren’t able to properly develop products or grow on our own terms, so we put the wheels in motion to be able to own and operate our own vertically-integrated business,” says Jeff. “The oil is extracted and processed here, and we manufacture more than 50 branded products that we ship all over the US for free.”   Cannabis Industry Ownership Opportunities   After establishing themselves in the well-saturated CBD space, Jeff and Franny knew they had to keep the momentum going. “Franny and I are grassroots people, and we know we need our community. That’s what lead us to begin fundraising inside our community of support, rather than automatically go the private investment route,” Jeff says. “It gives people the chance to participate as we build this business in an industry where it can be hard to get your foot in the door. If we have the knowledge about what it takes to make it, why wouldn’t we invite other people to join us now that we’ve gotten past some of the obstacles?” Along with offerings of Franny’s Farmacy swag and behind the scenes tours of their CBD operation, the Franny’s StartEngine* provides the chance to invest in the success of the business. It makes each donor a shareholder, radicalizing the concept of ownership in an industry that sometimes doles it out very sparingly. “We grow ethically, and we want our business to do the same thing. That’s from bringing in farmers to bringing in the money we need to scale. It can go way beyond what people think,” Franny said. “It started as people coming to the farm wanting to know how they could help. Now, it’s publicly offered cannabis stock.” The Franny’s Farmacy Franchise   As if they haven’t done enough to turn the cannabis industry upside down, Franny’s Farmacy offers applicants the chance to join the family business by opening a CBD shop of their very own. Franny’s franchisees reap what that Tacy’s have sown, including a thorough onboarding package to help their new business get started on the right foot. Once a franchisee is approved, Jeff and Franny provide them with a sales rep that serves as their direct contact for supplies from the Franny’s distribution center. They also help the new owners find a location and prime them with brand and marketing training. “With the direct connection to our distribution center, individual franchise owners don’t have to worry about sourcing their products and finding dependable vendors,” Jeff says. “We also help in areas where there’s often a lot of red tape. We were forced to find answers when credit card vendors won’t work with us, when we were told that we have to redo our website and when we had to get more comprehensive insurance. Now that we’re on the other side of doing it for the first time, we make it so that our franchise owners have turnkey onboarding with more help and less risk.” No matter how you turn it, Franny and Jeff are champions of hemp-based CBD and honest cannabis culture. “We want people to come to the farm, connect with the plants, get their hands in the dirt, and feel like they are part of the family,” Jeff says. “We’re proud of our farm, our business, and our transparency and we’re happy to eliminate the guesswork for anyone that wants to own a business selling quality, hemp-based CBD.”   Presented by…

Franny’s Farmacy On PBS: What’s fueling the growth in North Carolina hemp production?

Franny’s Farmacy On PBS: What’s fueling the growth in North Carolina hemp production?

PBS NewsHour recently published a spotlight story about the growth of hemp production in North Carolina. Since the state legalized the production of industrial hemp with its pilot program in 2017, the market has been booming. PBS featured farmers—including Franny’s Farmacy Co-Founder Franny Tacy, a former pharmaceutical sales rep who found her calling as the first female hemp farmer in North Carolina—have since embraced the versatile crop. “Hemp is the only crop that can feed, clothe, shelter and provide medicine,” says Franny. While Franny focuses on extracting CBD from the hemp she grows, the CBD industry remains largely unregulated. In a recent study, researchers found that 70% of CBD products contained a different amount than advertised. The burden of finding high-quality products often lies with the customers, not manufacturers. “We really need some regulation right now to protect consumers. This is why Franny’s Farmacy is vertically integrated: setting the standard for quality throughout the entire process. The most important thing for a consumer to know is: where did it come from?” says Franny. Franny’s Farmacy stands out from the crowd thanks to its commitment to transparency. QR codes are placed on all products, which allow customers to see lab tests confirming quality and purity. Franny’s Farmacy has also revealed its process for hemp production, from seed to shelf. Franny prioritizes education, which she says is key to using wellness products like CBD and busting the negative connotations people often have about hemp. The crop has a multitude of sustainable and industrial uses from biofuels to plastics to building materials—but many still associate it with its cousin plant, marijuana. While recreational marijuana often contains 20% THC or more, legal hemp contains a maximum of 0.3% THC. Franny has experienced some judgment as a hemp grower, but she says she “ignores it like water off a duck’s back.” Looking ahead, Franny sees an industry that will only continue to grow as Franny’s Farmacy franchises are established across the region, wholesale accounts expand internationally, and manufacturing expands to private label for other companies. Even though the CBD boom is still in its infancy, Franny says “hemp fever has spread across the country,” and it seems to be contagious. Watch the PBS Story Franny has been featured on major networks including NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX. Here’s her latest interview with PBS NYC….

Franny’s Distribution Online Offering Hits 100k Marker

Franny’s Distribution Online Offering Hits 100k Marker

Franny’s Distribution Inc., a sister company of Franny’s Farmacy, has announced their second equity crowdfunding StartEngine Campaign, allowing the public to buy stock in one of the first vertically integrated hemp and CBD companies in America, Franny’s Distribution Inc.  The first campaign launched on April 20th and sold out In 7 days. The second campaign launched July 5th and already has 100k invested. Between both campaigns they have raised over 200k of the 500k offered!   Franny’s Farmacy, “team behind the green” is dedicated to providing quality standards in the hemp and CBD market by providing high-demand quality products at a fair price.  All our products are tested and traceable from seed to shelf.   Franny’s Brand is  transparent in their approach. They have set the industry standard by using only a full-spectrum distillate from hemp grown at Franny’s Farm.  This means that instead of only getting the single CBD cannabinoid as you do with isolate, all Franny’s products provide an array of cannabinoids.    Much like the fast success following Franny’s Distribution’s first equity crowdfunding campaign, the opportunity to buy into this promising new commodity is predicted to end quickly.  In just 7 days their first  StartEngine Campaign met the total goal of $107,000. Good news is this exciting cannabis investment opportunity is open to everyone and the starting bid is modest.     Invest in your future by backing Franny’s Distribution Inc, a unique brand in an emerging market that is profitable with proven success.  Now’s your chance to own a part of the green dream.    For more information or to invest go to www.startengine.com/frannysfarm…

ASAP Farm Tour Visits Franny’s Farm This Weekend

ASAP Farm Tour Visits Franny’s Farm This Weekend

We’re thrilled to be one of the family farms chosen to be a part of ASAP – Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project! Come on down to Franny Farm this Saturday or Sunday to get a taste of the farm life and a behind-the-scenes look at our family-run operation. If you cannot make it to Franny’s this weekend you have more opportunities to choose from 19 Western North Carolina family farms to visit and encounter the sights, tastes, and stories of working farms through guided tours, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The tour is family-friendly and a wonderful summer adventure for visitors of all ages and interests. We hope you choose Franny’s Farm as one of your stops! For more information about the tours visit ASAP – Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s click here Join the facebook event for more details. ASAP’s 2019 Farm…

Grand Opening Hendersonville

Grand Opening Hendersonville

Franny’s Farmacy Grand Opening Hendersonville Dispensary Come meet Franny, North Carolina’s first female hemp farmer, at the Grand Opening of their second Franny’s Farmacy CBD Dispensary Hendersonville this Thursday, December, 6! In true Franny style, we will celebrate for 4 whole days! Grand Opening Schedule: *Thursday December 6th* 4pm-7pm Ribbon Cutting with The Chamber of Commerce Free Hemp Beer A Taste of Hemp Appetizers DJ Spinning the Tunes *Friday, December 7th* 10am-7pm Free Hemp Beer *Saturday December 8th* 12pm-5pm Free CBD Massages By Massage on Wheels *Sunday, December 9th* 10am-7pm Free CBD Infused Beverages Free Samples of CBD Desserts RSVP to any and all of these events on…