CANTON — GoodyAcre Farm hasn’t been around long, but it’s already going where no one else in Haywood County has gone before.
On the picturesque farm, nestled in Stamey Cove and owned by Joe and Nicole Yerry, things have been picking up. Along with the recent birth of an alpaca and a goat and all that comes along with that, the couple has gained approval from the state to grow industrial hemp.
“In the midst of this, we were bottle feeding a baby goat and a baby alpaca,” Nicole said.
Because Nicole has an extensive understanding of essential oils and CBD — an extract derived from the type of industrial hemp plants the Yerrys are going to cultivate — she has taken the reins on the project while Joe has tended to more of the day-to-day work on the farm. Joe said he is happy to see a long-time dream of his wife finally realized.
“You would talk about this when we were lying in bed at midnight