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Seed to Shelf, Hemp and Health- CBD

Simply stated Franny's Manufacturing is producing some of the best quality products in the industry. We're offering customers a quality product at an affordable price. By controlling every step of the process from seed to shelf, we ensure that every customer enjoys a safe, natural, self-regulated CBD experience.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$272,174 Raised


We've experienced a significant amount of growth in the past 10 months with a process that ensures a consistent, high quality product due to vertical integration in every step of the process

Our Manufacturing Facility has developed and mastered recipes and manufacturing systems for over 50 Franny's branded products

From the founders who successfuly raised $535k with two prior fully oversubscribed Reg CF raises.


1300-B Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28806

Simply stated Franny's Manufacturing is producing some of the best quality products in the industry. We're offering customers a quality product at an affordable price. By controlling every step of the process from seed to shelf, we ensure that every customer enjoys a safe, natural, self-regulated CBD experience.


Franny Tacy
Franny Tacy
Owner, Board Member, CEO
Franny is a board member but does not manage daily operations. Franny is the first female hemp farmer in NC and has entered the scene with a force behind education and collaboration. The story begins at their farm in Asheville and now Franny is co-owner of their vertically integrated hemp business Franny’s Farmacy. They grow, process, manufacture and distribute their branded product lines to their dispensaries, wholesale and online customers in every state. Franny also participates in the hemp Research Trials with NC State and is a founder of the non-profit Women in Hemp non-profit. She has degrees and work experience in Forestry and Education and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over a decade. She has been in Asheville since 1999. Along with husband Jeff and son Zach, friends and family, they built their family farm in winter of 2012. It now serves as an agritourism hub welcoming visitors from all over the world to stay over in one of their many lodging options, celebrate a farm wedding and do yoga with goats. 

Farmer Franny is on a mission to share her hemp knowledge and is paving the way for farmers in her state and beyond. Look for her TedX talk, listen and learn about the obstacles she faced growing a crop that is federally illegal and how it’s turning into a positive movement for “Women in Hemp,” hemp growers, artisans processors and businesses with aligned “farmer focused” values. Franny and husband Jeff have opened multiple CBD Dispensaries, called Franny’s Farmacy, and are now offering franchises. They are taking their hemp from plant to processing to product offering tinctures, topicals, smokeables, vap hardware, edibles, pet line and more. Seed to Shelf ~ Hemp and Health!

Franny's Farm Inc is her primary job. She works with the issuer 10 hours a week.

Mandy Overstreet

Mandy Overstreet

Manufacturing Director

Mandy spends at least 40 hours per week managing production, ensuring quality control and general operations.  

I spent the first part of my life in Alpharetta, GA, and then moved to Athens, GA when I was in high school. I stayed there for college, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Financial Planning. My husband Walker and I decided to move to Asheville shortly after college as we loved everything this wonderful town has to offer. While working in the financial industry and then in marketing, I started my own business on the side. My business was called Mandelin Naturals, and I focused on making natural bath and body products. After my first two sons were born (I have three total), I decided to quit my normal 9-5 and focus on my business full time. It was through this business that I met Franny and Jeff Tacy, vending at an event on their farm called Barnaroo. As Franny's Farmacy took off, I began to do more and more business with them on their topical line. They asked me to join the team in April as the Manufacturing Director, and I was more than happy to accept! I am a huge believer in the healing benefits of hemp, and could not think of a company that better represents my values and beliefs than Franny's Farmacy.

Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Michael spends an average of 10-15 hours per week managing sales and marketing for the manufacturing business. The rest of his time (30-40 hours/week) is spent doing sales and marketing for the wholesale and online business.  

I am thrilled to join the Franny's Farmacy team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. We are committed to supporting the health and wellness of our customers and community through our innovative organic farm; network of principled partner producers and institutions; and traceable seed-to-shelf hemp and CBD products.

Historically, I have a wide-ranging background in business development. I cut my teeth at the world's largest language services company, TransPerfect, opening a regional office and helping grow it to over 30 employees, with exponential revenue growth over that 8 year period. From there, I followed my passion for technology and grew several software companies in areas like B2C personalization, B2B Account-Based Marketing, Employee Engagement, Recruiting, and Workflow Optimization. I am skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Sales, Marketing, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Corporate Partnership Development.

Ever the analytical, data-driven mind - I also have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University. 

Patty Lemone

Patty Lemone

Production Manager

Patty works 40+ hours per week as the production manager. She's responsible for production and quality control under the supervision of Mandy.

I’ve called the beautiful mountains of WNC my home for almost twenty nine years! I am a proud mother of two children, along with a menagerie of rescue pets. I grew up on a small farm in Weston, Connecticut. I come from a large family which has nurtured my love for plants, animals and cooking. 

I've been an advocate for cannabis for as long as I can remember. When this industry opened its doors, I immediately dove in. Being a Horticulturist, I truly understand all of the benefits of this multipurpose plant. With a heart full of empathy, I know I could fulfill my dream of helping others. From being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, bilateral carpal tunnel, and osteoarthritis, this has only further enhanced my love of healthy eating. I've also begun making my own tinctures and an array of tasty edibles. 

I've been with Franny’s Farmacy for well over a year now, and I can honestly say it has been a wonderful experience! I've had the pleasure of working in the dispensaries, along with the construction of new facilities, and even starting up the distribution center. I now reside in manufacturing where the magic happens. I can honestly say “I love my job!”  

Chase Jacobus

Chase Jacobus

Production Associate

Chase works 40+ hours per week making Franny's Farmacy products.

I reached out to the Franny's Farmacy brand after getting out of the military and not being satisfied with where I was working or what career I was working towards. I found the Franny's website and immediately fell in love with the people and the brand. I made it my goal to try to work with Franny's in any way I could. I moved up to the farm in May of 2019 and worked on the farm all summer until after harvest. At that point I had an interest in working at the manufacturing facility alongside Mandy and Patty. They have been extremely welcoming and helpful and I have learned so much while working with them. It has been so fulfilling to be able to contribute to a company I trust and believe in every single day and I couldn't thank the people that have given me this opportunity enough. 


Franny's Manufacturing
May. 1, 2021 at 6:59 AM UTC
$10k - $535k
Common Stock
Non-Voting Common Stock

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Perks* and Investment Bonuses

Early Bird Bonus

First 48 hours - Friends and Family Early Birds | 10% bonus shares

Next 5 days - Early Bird Bonus | 5% bonus shares

Volume perks

$300+ Trucker Cap

$500+ Trucker Cap & T-Shirt

$1,000+ - All the above + 250mg Natural Tincture

$2,500+ - All the aparrel + 500mg Natural Tincture

$5,000+ - All the aparrel + 1000mg Natural Tincture

$20,000+ Frannys Farm Invite + 5% Bonus Shares - investor gets all the above and a stay at Franny’s Farm Barnhouse and dinner with Franny & Jeff

$40,000+ Superfan Tour - All the above plus a custom tour of Dispensaries, Manufacturing, Distribution and tour of hemp field. I want to meet these people in person! Who knows if they will follow though or not but it sure is a cool, intriguing concept. 

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Franny's Manufacturing Inc will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock at $2 / share, you will receive 110 shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $200. 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 during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Inter company debt or back payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative.


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Women Leading The Cannabis Industry: “The pace at which this industry is developing is staggering, Franny Tacy

Cannabis is not business as usual! There is not much intuitive about succeeding in this insanely emerging cannabis business. You have to have a dynamically skilled team that thinks beyond the box, navigates politics and legalities, makes profits and manages growth in an unconventional industry.

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Women leading way as hemp revival sweeps Western North Carolina

LEICESTER, N.C. (AP) — It's easy to get swept away in the magic of a hemp farm where dragonflies float and goats bleat on verdant hills. Franny's Farm is a place where practical magic and science meet.

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The Green Rush

A long-banned plant could spark a surge in post-tobacco mountain agriculture.

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What’s fueling the growth in North Carolina hemp production

A growing number of North Carolina's farmers are turning to hemp production as a new source of revenue, spurred by the popularity of CBD products and the Trump administration's trade war with China, which has hit the state's tobacco industry especially hard by decimating the export market.

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Interview with Franny’s Farmacy CEO Jeff Tacy

– Ep. 2 – The Equity Crowdfunding Report



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a month ago

Has anyone been able to get anywhere with this investment? I basically have gotten NOTHING with my investment. I am so disappointed in the Franny's team that this has basically gone nowhere. Any insight or tips on how to get my funds back would be great !




9 months ago

Has anyone gotten any changes or information in regards to this yet? I do know there were some changes made in the company - per the notes left here by Franny's - But how does that effect our investments? I would certainly like to get some communication on this - Thanks.



Todd DeJausserand

a year ago

Hello everyone. I too have not received a single response to my emails about this. I work very hard for my money and I feel that I have been snubbed by this investment. I suggest that if we don't receive anything by the end of this month, we file a joint lawsuit because I know several others that would be willing to join. Power in numbers




a year ago

WOW ! I am still trying to get a resolution on these shares. I see that I am not the only one. I have tried to email numerous staff at Franny's with no response. If anyone comes up with an answer - please share it with us here. I would really like to get OUT OF THIS ! Shame on them for not doing the right thing and handling this properly.



Robert Greenway

2 years ago

Do I need to get my Attorney's involved ?



Robert Greenway

2 years ago

Invested in this company over 2 years ago through Start Engine . I have been trying to get answers from both with NO replies



Courtney Dunn

2 years ago

We have yet to see our gift for investing $500 9 months ago. Can I get an update on the business and my investment? Please advise on the best way to stay informed. Thank you.



Joseph Kulinets

2 years ago

I have suddenly noticed looking at the compressed list of my investments that my investing in Franny's Manufacturing is "voided". Where is a mistake?




2 years ago

Thanks for keeping us informed I feel more comfortable with my investment now




2 years ago

Do you have any updates on the business?




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