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We are so excited about this opportunity to raise your Holiday Turkey! It is a unique time to be a part of the growing movement to reconnect with our food and live by “we are what we eat.” We want our turkeys to be the happiest, healthiest bird on the block. We are committed to the highest standards of care providing a certified heritage turkey breed that has never been treated with hormones or antibiotics, gets exercise and is feed all organic, non-GMO feed. Supporting your local farmer, learning about Heritage breeds & cooking techniques is an amazing shared experience between friends & family!!! We provide recipes and cooking instructions along with other garden goodies to accompany your holiday meal.
Cost to raise your Turkey on Franny’s Farm: Requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Orders and Deposits can be taken at any time until we sell out. The cost is estimated at $9 per pound and weights range from 9-18 lbs. The balance according to weight, less the deposit, is due when you pick up your fully dressed, oven-ready turkey at the farm the two weeks before Thanksgiving. You can order your bird and freeze it for the Christmas holiday too.
You must Pre-order with a deposit. We gladly accept credit cards (plus 3% processing fee), checks, paypal or cash. Call us today(828) 212-4993 or email at email@example.com You can also fill out our form Order Here
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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!
Franny’s Farm Summer Camp – Meet The Camp Director!
Cyn Slingsby, Camp Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For general info farm # is 828.708.5587
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
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”.