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

 

 

Asheville Summer Camp 2016 at Franny’s Farm

 

FRANNY’S FARM CAMP – Summer 2016  

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

Cost: $135 p/wk with one time $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Directions: 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 left on Franny’s Farm Rd.  

Registration: www.frannysfarm.com 

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

Questions? Call Cyn Slingsby, Camp Director at 828.772.1492 or email cynslingsby@yahoo.com  

 

 

For general info, call Franny’s Farm 828.708.5587  

 

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Franny’s Farm Camp                                              Summer 2016 

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 & f riendships.

Who: boys & girls ages 7-13

What: Franny’s Farm Camp 2016

Where: Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Rd, Leicester NC

When: 6 one-week Summer Sessions from 9am-1pm

 

Session 1: June 13-17 

Session 2: June 20- 24 

Session 3: July 11-15

Sesion 4: July 18- 22 

Session 5: August 8-12  

Session 6: August 15-19 

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

Registration: www.frannysfarm.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”.