Contributor Profile

Missy Fournier, Marketing Coordinator

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with a double major in Journalism and Communications Missy joined the Fitch Creations team as Marketing Coordinator. She loves blogging and all things social media.

Final Farmer’s Market of the Year

Join us today for the final Farmer's Market of 2014! Pick up fresh, local items and serve them up for Thanksgiving. What's at the market now? Vegetables/fruit/herbs: arugula, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, bok choy, carrots, cauliflower, chiles, Chinese cabbage, collards, dill, eggplant (bell-shaped and oriental), garlic, green onions, kale, lettuce, peppers (sweet and hot), radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, tatsoi, tomatoes,... Full Post >

Must Reads That Make Must Haves

McIntyre's Books staff put together a list of books that will not disappoint. These top ten must reads make fantastic gifts! 1. The Peripheral by William Gibson The cyber-punk of early Gibson (Neuromancer) ages well in this novel of the near future and the consequences of progress. 2. Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman A superb novel of a young woman and her search for the secrets that haunted her grandfather after WWII. 3. The Goldfinch by Donna... Full Post >

Team Building with Fearrington Flowers

We are excited to announce a new corporate team building opportunity at Fearrington -- floral design! Fearrington's Floral Designer Mary Stevens will walk your small group (5 individuals or less) through a 90 minute floral design class. You will start with morning pastries and coffee and end with your own personal arrangement to take home! Participating groups find that each flower arrangement is unique to the creator even though all were given the same tools to construct their final... Full Post >

A Clean Sweep

Fearrington's longtime farmer and "Beltie-whisperer" Bob Strowd takes Fearrington's Belted Galloway Cows on a trip every year. This yearly adventure takes a select few of Fearrington's Belties away from the serene pastures surrounding the Village Center and into the North Carolina State Fair. Every year the fair grows larger, the crowds increase and the cattle competition intensifies. We are proud to announce that Fearrington's Belties made a clean sweep of the fair's awards this year --... Full Post >

Holiday Pies at The Goat!

What better way to give thanks this Thanksgiving than with homemade pies? Chef Colin Bedford and team will be baking classic pies perfect for your holiday meal finale! Each pie serves approximately 4-6 guests. Stop by The Goat to place your pie order or call 919.545.5717. Don't forget to try the wine pairings suggested by The Goat's wine guru Xavyer Burroughs! PIE MENU Apple & Cinnamon Pie with Crumble Topping  $21 Wine Pairing: Domaine Pacory Poire Domfront Sparkling Pear Cider... Full Post >

TerraVita — Here Comes Fearrington!

TerraVita will be here before you know it! We are thrilled to annouce that both The Fearrington House's Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximilian Kast will be making an appearance. You won't want to miss Chef Bedford cooking up Smoked Shortrib with Sunchoke, Ginger, Brown Sugar Espuma & Sherry or Wine Director Kast's "Creamy Cheese & Wine Meltdown" with his brother and cheesemonger extraordinaire Alexander Kast from Goat Lady Dairy! Get your ticket and we'll see... Full Post >

Will It Waffle?

All you need is a waffle iron... No, not just to make waffles, but to make all kinds of delicious recipes! Head over to McIntyre's Books this Saturday, September 13th at 2pm for a cooking demonstration with The Fearrington House's Executive Sous Chef Tom Whitaker. He will be coaching us on waffle iron techniques from Will it Waffle? for the items below: Grilled Ham & Cheese Melt Zucchini Fritters Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Buttercream Will it Waffle? Yes it... Full Post >

Just in Case You Missed the TODAY Show!

Who tuned in to watch Fearrington's own Chef Colin Bedford on the TODAY Show last Friday? If you missed Chef Bedford whipping up those mouth-watering Open-Faced Seared Steak Sandwiches, don't fret! Watch the video at the TODAY Show and find the recipes for this classic sandwich and soup combo below. Cheers! Seared steak sandwich with heirloom tomatoes, basil and sweet corn mayo 4-5 oz strip loin steak Salt & pepper 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 cup roasted corn kernels (fresh or... Full Post >

Anticipating Chef Bedford on the Today Show!

Everyone, including our Belties, are thrilled that The Fearrington House's Executive Chef Colin Bedford has been invited back to the TODAY Show in the Big Apple! Tune in tomorrow (Friday, August 29th) at 9:36am EST to see his segment teaser, followed soon after by him whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. We "herd" he was cooking up the perfect Fall combination of an open-faced seared steak sandwich on challah bread and butternut squash soup. Don't fret -- the recipe will... Full Post >

A Lily Standing Tall!

Fearrington's gardens are filled with vibrant colors, leaf textures and plants of all shapes and sizes! Tucked away in one of our Inn courtyards, there is a pink lily that stands above the rest -- at over five feet tall! This lilium speciosum rubrum was planted nearly five years and and hit its stride this year, sprouting up to peek above the courtyard fence. Keep an eye out for the pink blooms across from the Fitch Creations Administration Building. Full Post >