Farm Wedding and Reception Venue at Franny’s Farm

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This fun-loving, 33-acre organic farm offers flexible venue space to suit your needs. The barn features an event space on the ground level and a custom designed farm house on the upper level. Lodging options include the 3 bedroom farm house and an off-grid, eco-community center with cabins and unlimited camping. Franny’s Farm has gardens, pond, and huge firepit and is home to chickens, turkeys, sheep, goats, pig and donkey! Feel far away from the hustle and bustle, but remain conveniently close to amenities since you are only 10 miles from downtown Asheville.
Indoor Facilities: Rustic, chic barn with bar you can stock for your event. Accommodates up to 85 guests, up to 200 with added tent.
Outdoor Facilities: Garden ceremony site for up to 150, an intimate setting on the dock by pond for 50 guests or our new “Woods Wedding” site for up to 100 .

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Asheville BARNAROO Music Festival this fall on Franny’s Farm

Asheville BARNAROO 2016 at Franny’s Farm September 30-October 2

 Benefiting the non-profit Asheville Music School

Leicester, NC, September 30, 2016– Skyland Automotive & Andrew Scotchie present Asheville BARNAROO 2016 at Franny’s Farm in Leicester, NC September 30- October 2. 18 Acres of non-stop music over 3 days. Sunday is free to the public. AVL BARNAROO was started by Andrew Scotchie in 2009. Since then the festival has grown up and continues to evolve musically. Its purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer songwriters and bands in the rock & roll, Americana and funk genres. Barnaroo’s goal is to give back to the youth music community through the non-profit Asheville Music School. The Festival is an ALL WEEKEND event at Franny’s Farm with optional camping. Sunday is free to the public from 9 am to festival closeout at 2:00. We feature 14+ amazing local and regional performers, headiners YARN now in the top 30 Americana Radio Charts and Folk Soul Revival listed on Billboards “Heat-Seekers” list, plus student bands from AMS. There is local beer from Hi-Wire Brewing, Farm to Fender food truck, dancing, great people and awesome music!

Ticket Link: https://raceroster.com/events/2016/9363/asheville-barnaroo

Resources:  

www.facebook.com/avlbarnaroo/

www.instagram.com/avlbarnaroo/

twitter.com/AVLBARNAROO

What: Avl BARNAROO festival tickets range from a $20 day pass to $75 for the full weekend that includes camping

When: Friday, September 30- October 2

Where: Franny’s Farm in Leicester NC (just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville)

How: Buy tickets via festival website at www.ashevillebarnaroo.com

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Frances Tacy 828.216.2836 or email at www.avlbarnaroo.com 

Asheville BARNAROO 2016 Lineup & Accolades:

YARN:  (Headliner Hailing from Brooklyn NY).     

Grammy Nominated, recognitions from Americana Music Association,

*Rolling Stone Magazine featured YARN as “download of the day”.

Top 30 Americana Radio Charts for their new album “This is the Year”

Top 5 on radio, records and AMA album charts 

 Folk Soul Revival ( Bristol, TN) 

*Bands 3rd album “Prompting the Dapperness” hit # 12 on Itunes alternative country chart.

 Listed on Billboard Magazines “Heatseekers Chart”.   

Shake it Like A Caveman  (Nomad. Tours in Europe) One-man band with guitar, drums, harmonica and vocals.

“A sexy trance inducing experience” the North Coast Journal in California 

“Electric Neo-Blues and amped-up disco groove!” Philadelphia Examiner 

Shivering Timbers (Ohio) – 3 piece rock/soul/roots music 

Recent album was produced by the Singer of THE BLACK KEYS!

“This band Rules!”  –Shovels and Rope.   (this is a REAL quote!) 

“Beautiful dissonance in the form of guitar and upright bass…..” PASTE MAGAZINE 

“imagine PJ Harvey fronting the bad seeds……” Nashville SCENE 

Danielle Howle  (Charleston SC) – Singer songwriter/acoustic 

SC legend.  Recently toured with the Indigo Girls in America!   *Has opened for Avett Brothers in NC before.

Local Legendary Bands that all live in the Asheville Area and are touring the region:

Pierce Edens

Goldie and the Screamers

Taylor Martin  

Porch 40

Travers Brothership 

Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats 

This Mountain

Roots of Rebellion

For more information about the line-up, please contact Andrew Scotchie, Founder/Music Director for Avl BARNAROO at 828.707.2572 or email avlbarnaroo@gmail.com

Franny’s Farm- Organic Certification and NON-GMO

Franny’s Farm is so close to eligibility for organic certification. We are challenged daily with managing our farm organically.  But, it’s the hopes for an abundant crop, good weather, our dedicated supporters sticking with us through the growing pains and expanding the organic market that keeps us motivated. Farming is a highly speculative occupation and we are optimistic and grateful to be in such a supportive community as Asheville. April Fools Day, 2016 marks our 3 year anniversary on Franny’s Farm and meeting our eligibility for organic certification. It’s been three years of record-keeping and the process will take more than over-night to complete. We’ve come along way and there is more to come! We’ve got some REALLY big news to release in the next few weeks so stay tuned to our website  where you can also find information about eco-cabins, camping and venue rental for weddings and private events. Daily pictures and information can be found on our facebook page ,​ Twitterand Instagram

We are all geared up for a productive farming season and want you to know that we have always been dedicated to growing organic although we do not make those claims on our labeling yet. We even feed our furry and feathered friends on the farm all NON-GMO. Please read on to get the top line on what is organic and GM/GE. This is a deep rabbit hole but knowing basic definitions and how to decifer their meaning is helpful.

Why is organic important? Organic is NON-GMO. Under federal organic standards, GMOs are prohibited in organic production. As a consumer, you can rely on organic labeled foods to be NON-GMO. Today, genetic engineering is rampant throughout the entire food chain. The U.S. produces the following GMO crops: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, soy, sugar beets, zucchini and summer squash. A Consumer Reports survey from October 2014 tested more than 80 packaged products containing soy an corn ingredients GMOs. Nearly ALL products without any labeling claims had GMO content. Most products with “natural” claims contained GMOs and NONE of the certified organic products tested contained GMOs.

What makes a crop genetically engineered? The Codex definitions sets international food standards and defines genetic engineerins as the applications of 1. injection of DNA from one organism into another including 2. other lab-based methods known broadly as cell fusion. This uses various techniques such as electrical currents and exposing cells to chemicals to produce hybrids. There is a lot of controversy surrounding genetically engineered crops. Our policy makers need to hear issues from consumers, businesses and farmers. You know the ole’ saying, “Your are what you eat.” Invest in your own education, human and environmental health. 

Tickets are almost sold out! Come on out to Lamb Jam and plan to be amazed by the food that awarded chefs from the eastern region will be preparring. Enjoy the opportunity to hear and meet Meredith Leigh, author of “The Ethical Meat Handbook”. Tickets are available through the Blind Pig of Asheville.

Peace, Love & Prosperty to you from Franny’s Farm, “the bowl of heaven”.

Lamb Jam is happening Saturday, May 7th

Mountain Lamb Jam: produced in collaboration with Blind Pig, Jeff Bannister of Bovinche, and Craig Rogers of Border Springs Lamb. The Lamb Jam will be an afternoon and evening festival celebrating pasture raised lamb and ethical meat here in Western Buncombe County.

Lamb Jam will have live music, a ethical meat workshop with Meredith Leigh, and “tasting stations” with several featured chefs during the day. Dinner will be a wood smoked and pit cooked family style meal served at dusk by several chefs collaborating. 

WHERE: Buncombe County, NC     WHEN: 3:30-9:00PM, May 7th

Proceeds benefit The Homeless Veterans Foundation of Asheville (ABCCM)

Farmer Franny “For the Love of Lambs”

For the Love of Lambs… Oh how glorious it is to be a farmer some days. Days like when baby lambs are born. If you are a parent, you know that feeling of loving something so much! Oh so much. I get a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes to talk about it. I wake at 3am in 14 degree weather to make sure the newborn lambs are safe with their mamas. I haul water out multiple times a day when it’s below freezing. I smile from every cell in my body as I simply stare at those sweet babies.

Such a miracle of life that is strong yet so fragile. I have the deepest appreciation for healthy lamb births because of several tragedies we’ve experienced. I have laid on the freezing ground in mud and poo, spooning a mama sheep with my legs wrapped around her pregnant belly, rubbing her head resting on my shoulder, speaking soft words “good mama, it’s going to be okay” over and over. All the while, my good husband is up to his elbows in her uterus delivering the lamb. The lamb hardly made it 15 minutes and died in my arms. We were fortunate though, within a few hours mama had delivered a second lamb all by herself and it was healthy. I’ve got countless farm tales of love, inspiration, horror, compassion and adventure to tell as part of my blog. Stay tuned and share.

It’s FUN to FOLLOW the most current moments on our website homepage and see all the instagram pictures taken in the pastures. No posing here, just real grit.