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Franny's Distribution Inc.

$106,938.00 Raised




204 Elk Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28804



Frances "Franny" Tacy
Frances "Franny" Tacy
CoFounder, VP and Director

Franny's Farm Inc (Agritourism Farm)– CoFounder, Director, COO since 2012 (Primary Position). Franny's Investments Inc (CBD & Hemp Dispensary) - CoFounder, Director, COO since 8/2018. Hendersonville Farmacy Inc (CBD & Hemp Dispensary)- CoFounder, Director, COO since 10/2018. Franny's Distribution Inc (CBD Wholesale & Ecommerce)- CoFounder, Director, COO. Franny's time is spent overseeing the martketing, advertisement and product development for all 4 companies. She's also the ambassador for Franny's Brand and does a good deal of public speaking and education. Franny spends full-time plus performing her duties for the company. I was raised in Nashville, TN. My moma was a big-time corporate business woman and my daddy is a cattle farmer. They divorced when I was 4 so, I got to live in both of these amazing realities of business and farming. I spent most of my education in an all girls Catholic school because that’s what they did back then when you were mischievous and a big talker. I had dreams of going out west so, I went to Forestry school in Flagstaff, AZ. I lived on a farm there for a few years. It was one of 3 Sustainable Agriculture programs in the country at that time. Funny, my husband was in a similar program at the same time in Syracuse NY. I spent many years learning by adventure. I have a graduate degree in Education and taught school for 6 years. I worked in Pharmaceuticals for over a decade. My nickname was the “hippie in high heels.” My career path has been Pharm to Farm. Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to live on a farm. I’ve been gardening since I was 8 and my granny used to say I had 10 green thumbs. Our family was a grand example of city farmers with chickens, bees and a garden. I’ve attended, participated in and taught at Organic Growers School for years among many other farming conventions. We are living the dream! We lost all our investments and our construction business in the economic strife and started over on Franny’s Farm! We bought land overgrown with brambles and have turned into a paradise that we now get to share with others. Come on out to “the bowl of heaven” where dreams come true! Favorite Quotes: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi “Music is too loud for just one station, love is too large for just one nation life is too short to make just one decision and god is too big for just one religion.” ― Michael Franti “You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.” – John Lennon “In the end, only kindness matters.” – Jewel Perspectives: We all inherently know what is right and good so, just do it. We all make a difference and doing good makes everything better. Random Info: It’s family first for me and everyone that knows me will vouch for it. I’m a Leo and loyal to the end, unless I have to eat you for lunch. Favorite things to do are trail run, see live music, dance with my son & hang out with my hubby. I have a degree in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. It was so close to the Grand Canyon, I hiked it 9 times. Have a masters in Education from Tennessee State University & taught special education for 6 years. Was one of the first women fire-fighters for the US Forest Service in Idaho. That was the early 90’s. It took 3 tries to get to the top of Mt Rainer. Due to severe storms, we got pulled off the first two attempts. Climbed Mt Shasta too. Oh! And I canoed the Rio Grande with a buddy and 2 dogs. That was before the internet and easy access to information that would have told me how dangerous and deadly it was.

Jeff Tacy
Jeff Tacy
CoFounder, President and Director

Franny's Farm Inc (Agritourism Farm)– CoFounder, Director, CEO & CFO since 2012. Franny's Investments Inc (CBD & Hemp Dispensary) - CoFounder, Director, CEO & CFO since 8/2018. Hendersonville Farmacy Inc (CBD & Hemp Dispensary)- CoFounder, Director, CEO & CFO since 10/2018. Franny's Distribution Inc (CBD Wholesale & Ecommerce)- CoFounder, Director, CEO, CFO (Primary Position). Jeff is responsible for executive manage for everything Franny. He keeps the books, manages cash flow, evaluates company and employee performance. He also works on planning the growth strategy while evaluating the industry as a whole. Jeff spends full-time plus performing his duties for the company. Farming’s in my blood. At the age of 4, I lived on a homestead farm with a garden, pigs, chickens, geese and a family horse. A few years later we upgraded to a full scale dairy farm. We milked 150 head of cattle twice a day and put up thousands of hay bales per year. I loved the constant need to keep busy and the fresh unpasteurized milk was one of my favorites. Economic challenges in the 1980’s lead to the sale of the farm. I went to college in Syracuse, NY and earned a BS Environmental Studies. The next 8 years of my life were spent trying to advance my career. I had a stint in the military and worked for state and local governments in land-use and zoning. I have my General Contractor’s License and built, owned and operated a restaurant for several years. I’m huge into all things foodie but sold the restaurant and started my Contracting business. I completed my Master’s in Engineering and work full time as a Project Manager while also facilitating the farm dream . Part of the Franny & Jeff commitment to live happily ever after is that we would live on a farm one day. And so the story goes and dreams do come true. Random Info: Frances and Zach are the best thing that happened in my life. I can build most anything faster and better than most people. Fixing equipment is not always my favorite task on the farm but someone has to do it. I prefer things that run on gasoline over riding 4-legged animals. I spent 4 months in Sri Lanka while doing a study abroad. I spent 3 months in Kuwait while in the military.

Karissa Cook

Karissa Cook

Farm Manager

A Brief history, one heck of a ride! : I was born in Cheyenne Wyoming and raised on my grandparent’s horse ranch 30 minutes out of town. That is really how I came to fall in love with farming and cooking. We raised chickens, ducks, heritage bronze turkeys, pigs and cattle as well as running a fully functioning western horse stable. My senior year in high school my parents, brother and I moved to a quaint town in Connecticut. After graduating, I proceeded to culinary school where I learned everything I could about the culinary world. I worked in the restaurant industry for 6 years, cooking for and with, some famously amazing chefs. The family relocated to Washington D.C., and after a series of trails and errors, I found myself at Franny's Farm. I’ve always known the farm is my home and I think Franny’s Farm is one of the best opportunities as a farmer and a chef to be a part every moment of the entire cycle, from life to plate.

Jake Reed

Jake Reed

Business Development

I was born and raised in Asheville, NC. I have always had a passion for cannabis and what is can do for the world. Hemp is a family business for me and I have been fortunate to have a few different opportunities to work with the plant. I started off in the hemp industry working for an educational and event based group, HempX. I was introduced to Franny and Jeff Tacy during a HempX event at Franny's Farm and immediately knew I wanted to be involved in their operations.

Nikki Allen

Nikki Allen

Marketing Director

I am originally from Portland, Maine then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Marketing and a minor in Communications from the University of Indianapolis. Started my career in the promotions department of Emmis Communications where I interned in college and accepted a paid position after graduation. I moved to Asheville, North Carolina in 2013 where I met Tyler Garrison and started working for his start up companies, The Regeneration Station and Junk Recyclers. In the years I worked at The Regeneration Station and Junk Recyclers we grew the company from a start up to a staple in the Asheville community. In 2016 I joined the board of a local Non-Profit, Community Roots as the Treasure. I met Franny in 2018 after Tyler unexpectedly passed away from a motorcycle accident. Looking for a change, Franny insisted I come to the farm to check out the hemp grow she was about to start. I have always been a cannabis advocate and working at Franny's was the perfect fit. I started officially working with Franny and Jeff in July of 2018.

Ashley Hartso

Ashley Hartso

Wholesale Account Manager

Ashley Hartso moved to the Asheville area in 2017. It wasn't long after living in downtown Asheville that she decided to make WNC her home. Her professional career began in her early 20's as she was hired for a local home security company after attending her local community college with a focus on a marketing degree. Her success came not long after getting hired when she reached a 100k commission based salary only 3 years into her career. She has a energetic personality and loves the thrill of the chase. Colleagues and Friends call her the "closer" cause she is persistent in following up on leads and keeping a great customer service relationship to all her clients. She began hearing all the "buzz" about industrial hemp and volunteered at Franny's Farm in Leicester NC to help plant and meet other "trail blazers" in and around the area. With enthusiasm and a desire to help promote a CBD product that is local, sustainable and provides customers with natural alternatives for health and wellness from the farm, she joined the Frannys Farmacy team as outside sales director to establish and develop a wholesale program for entrepreneurs to participate in. She has big goals that will indeed be accomplished in the near future.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins

Public Relations Manager

David M. Hawkins is a born and raised South Carolinian. After graduating from the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities (an exclusive arts residential boarding high school), he left to pursue his dream of big city life in NYC. Working his way up from an internship with New York Fashion Week, David has worked for some of the largest Public Relations firms in the US, and his client roster boasts NYFW, McDonalds, Evian, JC Penny, Bravo Network, Style Network, The Food Network, The Travel Channel and many more. Since his return to the South, he has taken all that he's learned and now handles all PR for Franny's Farmacy. David's goal, through traditional public relations, is to take Franny's Farmacy to a nationally recognized Hemp and CBD brand. Photo Credit: Chelsea Ashford Photo


Franny's Distribution Inc.
Jun 18, 2019

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

Maximum 53,500* Non-Voting Shares ($107,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 5,000 Non-Voting Shares ($10,000)

Franny's Distribution Inc

Corporate Address
204 Elk Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28804

Description of Business
This is a CBD and Hemp product distribution company.  We distribute to our dispensaries and to wholesale accounts.  The distribution center also fills retail orders coming form online purchases.

Type of Security Offered
Non-Voting Shares
Purchase Price of Security Offered

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 


$300 — If you invest $300, you will receive a Franny's Farmacy trucker cap.

$500 — If you invest $500, you will receive Franny's Farmacy trucker cap and T-shirt.

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive Trucker Cap, T-Shirt and a 500mg Tincture.

$5,000 — If you invest $5,000, you will receive Trucker Cap, T-Shirt and a 1000mg Tincture.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive Trucker Cap, T-Shirt and a Product Package worth $500.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Franny's Distribution Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over  $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 Non-Voting Shares at $2 / share, you will receive 55 Non-Voting Shares, meaning you'll own 55 shares for $100.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Franny on TedX

Franny does a 17 minute presentation on Hemp in the USA.



Exciting Times for Franny's

I’m super excited to make some announcements and give you a few updates.  Our Franny’s Manufacturing stock campaign has surpassed the 100k mark.   This is exciting as it will help us improve some of our manufacturing processes and improve the efficiency of our systems.  

Having recently received our first campaign disbursement I have our team working diligently on fulfilling the perks that go along with your investment.  It normally takes 3-4 weeks for our team to facilitate receiving the necessary merchandise and turning it around to each of you.  We appreciate your patience with this process.

Yesterday I found out that we made the May 2020 cover of the Franchise Times Magazine.  FTM is the premier publication for the franchising industry and getting a cover story is huge for entire system of Franny’s vertically integrated businesses.  As more franchises are sold and opened it adds demand to our Distribution and Manufacturing businesses.

We’ve held strong during this pandemic and I can clearly see that our Brand is gaining an increased amount regional and national recognition.  Our online sales are growing on a weekly and monthly basis yet again adding to the demand on our supply chain.  

On behalf of the entire Franny’s team and all of the stockholders I want to personally thank you for your confidence, commitment and investment in our company and future.  I’m please with the progress I’m seeing and quite excited about the opportunities ahead of us in the coming weeks, months and years.


Jeff Tacy – CEO

Franny’s Brand


Franny's Launches New Locations + a New Website + much more!!

Franny's Farmacy is proud to announce a major upgrade to our digital assets for 2020 & beyond!  Check out the new and you'll find a best-in-class eCommerce site- optimized for performance, searchability, B2C customer experience, and more!  We have also refined our B2B prospect engagement- creating new and better protocols for franchisee, wholesale, and investor solicitation.  All of these improvements make us that much stronger in a quickly evolving Cannabis market, locked and loaded with a brand strategy that will scale exponentially faster in the year ahead.  

In addition to this great news, we have also opened 2 franchise locations in Athens GA and Hickory NC. Beyond these locations, we have five more franchise locations in the works!

We are excited to share these changes with you, our early investors, and even more thrilled to see our prospects and customers respond.  Thank you for your support!  It's going to be a great year!


Franny's Family Updates

Welcome to our close-knit community of farmers and friends, movers and shakers  dedicated to bringing our customers quality products that support health and wellness.  Together, we work toward the grander purpose of revitalizing our agricultural community, while serving as an example of innovative teamwork.

We are thrilled to welcome you as the newest member of our family! 

As a shareholder of Franny’s Distribution Inc, we are confident that your investment will bring fulfilling returns in the future. Your contributions are key to our growth, propelling our success forward in this exciting industry. As an investor, you are not only supporting local products and farmers – you are helping to promote sustainable farming. The hard-working hands of Franny’s Farm and our team of dedicated farmers across the region THANK YOU!

With your investment we have already stepped up our game.  We hired a Vice President of Sales and Marketing who is already taking us to the next level.  Soon, you’ll see more polished digital assets and targeted promotion of the Franny’s Farmacy brand.  You’ll soon see more dispensaries, as franchise interest and eCommerce revenues continue to grow and gain momentum.

As a valued partner, we invite you to share your ideas, comments and suggestions - and we encourage your participation as a shareholder. We regard our investors as valuable contributors to our team, building the Franny’s brand with engagement by purchasing and using our products, leaving reviews and testimonials, sharing our story with friends, family and business contacts and subscribing to our newsletters.  

With your shirt and hat and hashtag #wheresfranny #frannysfarmacy and #frannysinvestor and follow your fellow investors on instagram! Together we can WIN the internet! Also, use coupon code: “investor” - at checkout and save 20% on your online purchase! 

We appreciate you. We thank you and we look forward to hearing more from you in the months ahead. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to help! 

In gratitude,

Jeff & Franny Tacy

Co-Owners Franny’s Farmacy

Co-Owners Franny’s Farm


Frannys Goes National

Hey Franny's Family!

Frannys was featured on a PBS Newshour segment on WNC hemp. We hope you love the swag mailed to you at the completion of the first campaign. We'd Love to see pictures and hear your voice so please tag us in a social media post #wheresfranny #frannysfarmacy If you were wait-listed on the first campaign or you are ready to invest more after our recent valuation, click on this link to connect to the new campaign. 


Franny's Featured in Chicago Tribune and New Video!

It just keeps getting better.  We have 2 recent announcements that mean big news for Franny's Distribution.   We recently had a new story published by the Chicago Tribune which is amazing as we expand our market reach from regional to national.  Here's the link to the article:

We also just released our best video to date featuring Co-Founder Franny Tacy and showcasing why Franny's Brand is different than all the other run of the mill brands on the market.  Here's a link to the video:

Our campaign is doing great.  We're well passed the $100k milestone in less than 3 weeks and getting closer to our goal every day.  This is still an amazing and affordable opportunity to break into a super fast growing industry with major growth potential. 


Franny's Campaign Hits a New Milestone

It is a great day to be in the Hemp and CBD industry! We are excited to pass a huge milestone and hit 100k in investments. Our new campaign is gaining a lot of traction and we do not see it slowing down as we just sent out a press release nationally. We appreciate all your support and we need your help in spreading the word to your friends, family, co-workers or anyone who will listen for that matter! Thank you for investing in the Green Dream, we have a bright future ahead of us. 


Big Thank you and Big News on a brand new Campaign

We wanted to thank all of the investors for believing in our company and supporting us as we grow.  We have fully subscribed the offering and have begun the process of cancelling those who remain on wait-list of this campaign. StartEngine will start cancelling those pledged investments and no money will be drawn from your pledged source of funds. 

However, we have some exciting news!

Because of the massive excitement around our first campaign, we just launched a new campaign that can found at  We know that there was a number of interested investors in the 1st campaign that missed out so don't let this pass you buy.  We're offering bonus shares for the first 7 days of the campaign so don't delay in getting your stock.  

There is some really exciting new developments in the Frannys Distribution team so I encourage you to check out our page to learn more about all the hard work we have put in to building the company you all believed in!

Click here to view the page

Thanks as always for your support,

Jeff Tacy


Campaign End Date Moved to June 17th!

Good evening Franny's Fam! It is officially time to announce, that because we successfully exceeded our target goal (within 7 days of launch!!!), we are closing our campaign early on June 17th! We are humbled and excited by all the investments, thank you for trusting us and welcome to the Franny's team!

If you wish to cancel your investment, you will have up until 48 hours prior to this updated end date to do so. If any space becomes available, we will be able to pull investors from the waitlist and will receive an email from StartEngine directly.

Again, thank you for all the support and keep following our story because we have a BIG announcement coming soon!


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Frannys big week! 45K milestone hit! Mother and Earth this weekend!

It was a huge week here at Frannys! We hit our first milestone of 45K!! From the bottom of our collective hearts, a big THANKS to all our investors who made this possible. However, our work is not done! Our goal is 107K! Keep sharing the word!

For those that want to see Frannys in action, please come and see us this weekend at the WNC Mother and Earth fair. Click here for Mother Earth Info! 

Keep on the lookout as we have big plans on the horizon, including a new store opening in Greenville, SC in mid-May! Click here to follow us on Instagram! 




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