The New Farmaceutical Industry


The New Farmaceutical Industry

  • Ayana Dusenberry

    Co-producer + Editor of Asheville Grit. I'm all about enjoying food, art, music + living the dream.

Franny's Farmacy


You might have heard of Franny's Farm out in Leicester just a bit north-west outside of Asheville: it's home to eco-cabin lodging, animals, camp grounds, goat yoga classes, many a beautiful wedding, and even the annual music festival Barnaroo. Now, after years of planning and cultivation, it boasts 2 acres of growing, industrial hemp that will be made into quality, "seed to sale", hempalicious items such as CBD tunctures, lotions, and more at Franny's Farmacy opening on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.

The Farm itself lovingly grew from the heart and soul of owners Frances and Jeff Tacy who dreamt of leaving the corporate life and getting "back to simple" - back to nourishing and being nourished by the land. The fact that Frances literally left the "Big Pharm" pharmaceutical industry to start an actual farm makes the success story that much sweeter.

Frances Tacy admiring one of her "babies" on the farm.

Now that society seems to be finally catching up to the environmental and humanitarian benefits of growing and using hemp, what will be produced and sold from Franny's Farmacy will no doubt be flying off the shelves to happy customers everywhere.

All are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Farmacy from the official ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 10th straight through to Sunday the 14th with days jampacked of activities, workshops, entertinament, drinks and bites, and of course CBD treats. There's even a Kids Day on Saturday the 13th with face painting, story time, and baby animals to pet! Squee! The shop is located at 211 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville.


Make sure to check out the full itinerary below.

You can also read more about what initially inspired Franny's move to become a farmer in an interview she did with Asheville Grit in 2014, "Franny and her Farm > An Asheville Dream".

// Wednesday October 10th //

From 4pm-8pm


Special Guests:

// Thursday October 11th //



All Day

// Friday October 12th // 


From 4pm-8pm

// Saturday October 13th //


From 3pm-6pm

  • Pet the Baby Pig
  • Pet the Baby Goat
  • Face Painting
  • Story Time with Frances Harris Tacy @ 4pm

// Sunday October 14th //


From 1pm-5pm


From Franny's Farm ::


Join us to celebrate the beginning of something great! All ages welcome! We appreciate all your support! - Frances Tacy