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Thank you for voting Franny’s Farm one of the “Favorite Farms to Visit” in Western North Carolina.

We appreciate your support! Stay tuned for all the fall fun happenings!  Get on out here & get down for BARNAROO on Sept 30-Oct 2. 

With Gratitude! ~Franny, Jeff, Zach, Karissa & all the furry & feathered friends on the farm!

Ten Things to Have at Your Farm Wedding

 

1. Photobooth – Having photos is one of the best parts of remembering your wedding so why not set up a chic photobooth for your guests to have fun with. Everyone will remember those moments for years to come.

2. Decorations – Check out Pinterest for all the creative and affordable ways to get the look you want. Event rental companies provide rustic, shabby-chic supplies to enhance your wedding decor.

3. Bonfire – A bonfire is a beautiful addition to a farm wedding. When the party starts to wind down, what better way to transition into the evening than with a S’mores bar and hanging out by the fire under the stars.

4. Comfort – With an outdoor wedding consider the following to help everyone be comfortable: transportation for handicap and elderly, covers for hay bales and seating and water, refreshments and appetizers while guests are waiting for the ceremony.

5. Bathrooms – Not all Farms have public access bathrooms so be sure to set aside a budget for bathroom rentals, your guests will thank you.

6. Shoes – Heels are best reserved for other settings than a farm. Arrange a basket of flip flops for your guests so they can dance the night away in comfort.

7. Dancing – Kicking up your heels is a great way to celebrate at your farm reception.  Arrange music for the ceremony, first dance, cake-cutting and reception to ensure the flow of the event in the right direction. Create a playlist for the DJ or get a live band to play your reception. Picking the right music can make a good party.  

8. Wedding Photos – Part of the fun about your big day is taking photos with the wedding party. Make sure to get pictures with anything and everything you can on the farm. From hay bales to barnyard animals, pictures will give you some fun memories and capture those moments forever.  

9. Favors – From sweets to soaps, candles to fans, seeds to custom mason jars there are so many creative ideas for favors to thank your guests for coming to celebrate your union. 

10. Bug Repellant – Outdoor Weddings are a picturesque and memorable setting to get hitched, but one thing is for certain. There will be bugs. It is always good to offer bug spray to guests or have other repellant methods ready for you big day.
 

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 Summer Camp 20 Minutes From Asheville North Carolina!!!

Franny’s Farm Summer Camp – Meet The Camp Director!

 Cyn Slingsby, Camp Director 

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When I was young….I was born in Appalachian Mountains of TN and raised by parents that valued their community and helped their neighbors.  I grew up with an appreciation for the outdoors and went to camps in NC.

Why I love camp:  Camp is where friendships, broadening experiences, and a love for learning were fostered.  I love the silliness, singing, personal growth and unique opportunities that camp offers. I loved being a camper so much, I became a counselor so I could share, teach & inspire kids. I want each camper to carry the experience, joy & memories as I have.

Education: I went to college in the midwest where I earned a degree in education.

 Oregon was my home for the following 18 years where, among other things, I taught art at a camp, was a firefighter, and was blessed with having two healthy daughters. We moved to Asheville in 2013 where I have continued in education with Asheville schools.

What I love best about teaching:  Seeing the proverbial light go off when a child is trying something new and loves it is one of the best gifts of being a teacher and parent.

Hobbies: Playing with my daughters, snacking from our garden, riding bikes, hiking with our dog, and making art.

Why Farm Camp? I met Frances & Jeff right after moving here and have watched them build their farm!  I am impressed with their dedication and invitation to being a part of sustainable farming. It’s been a dream of “Farmer Franny” to have summer camp & we share so many similar experiences and goals. The stars have aligned for us to launch farm camp and our team is excited about this limitless venture!  

And a few more reasons…. I firmly believe that kids can access their best self outdoors. Let’s collaborate as parents, teachers, community and friends to give our children, our hope for the future, an opportunity to play outside, learn about their food, be in a healthy environment, be joyful and silly and have fun!

 

Franny’s Farm Camp – Summer 2016

All weeks are open to boys & girls, ages 7-13.

 Cost: $135 per week with one time $25 registration fee.

 Drop off & Pick up at Franny’s Farm. Drive time from downtown Asheville is apprx 20 minutes. 10 miles out Leicester Hwy, turn left on South Turkey Creek, go 1 mile & turn right on Franny’s Farm Rd.

 Registration: go to www.frannysfarm.com to complete forms

 Our Mission: Hands-on Experience & Learning About Organic Farming, Gardening, Livestock Care, Sustainability, Our World and the Value Each Individual Contributes

 Questions? Call the cell phone of Cyn Slingsby, Camp Director

 828.772.1492 or email cynslingsby@yahoo.com

For general info farm # is 828.708.5587

 

​Session Info:
June 13—17 & June 20-24                  July 11-15 & July 18-22                      August 8-12 & Aug 15-19             Weekly Sessions 9-1, $135 + $25 Non Refundable Registration Fee

 

Farm Summer Camp


Hands-on fun & learning with our furry & feathered friends on the farm, gardening, care for & learn all about chickens, service project, eco-scavenger hunts, water play, arts & crafts, health & fitness

Building skills, leadership & forts, making memories & friendships