Fearrington’s wine program is delighted to offer 10% off six or more bottles of wine purchased at The Goat! Whether you ask The Goat’s wine guru to mix and match a custom case, or you choose the bottles yourself, you’ll enjoy wines from hand-selected producers at a great value!
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At Fearrington House Restaurant, In Our Gardens
August 26, 2016 9:30 AM | By Village Confidant | No Comments
Have you heard the buzz? Of our bees, that is! Fearrington is now home to four bee hives, which produce the honey for The Fearrington House menu and for our Fearrington House-to-Home take-home honey. We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac to see what’s new with our flying friends.
Where are they from?
Our bees are from local hives in North Carolina. It is best to use bees from the area you live in because they are acclimated to the weather – in our case the heat – and are less likely to be stressed being put into a new environment.
How many bees are in each hive, and how much honey do they produce?
Each of our new hives will have approximately 60,000 bees, of which most are workers. There are a few drones but only one queen. Each hive will be able to provide 30-50 pounds of honey.
How much do the hives weigh?
Right now each hive weighs about 60 pounds, but could become upward of 80 to 100 pounds by the end of summer.
What do we do to keep the bees happy?
Bees will mostly take care of them selves also long as we place them in a location that will allow them to thrive. It is important to be in an area that will support good foraging for bees. The hives should be placed in a protected area so that they get some shade in the afternoon and are protected from strong wind. The hives should also be placed off the ground so that they are more protected from animals trying to steal honey but also to promote good air flow around the hive.
How do we make the surrounding environment a good habitat for them?
Fearrington is lucky because we already have all of the elements required for a good bee habitat. There are plenty of different flower plants for the bees to forage on. Bees like many different ornamental flower plants but also will enjoy many of the wild flowering plants we have in the fields with our cows. Since the bees are also located close to our vegetable gardens they will help pollinate our vegetable plants and help with the production of produce.
Check out our seasonal menu to see where our Fearrington honey is being used, and follow us on Facebook for more updates on how we’re working toward sustainability!
At The Goat
Wine is a unique and compelling product. Each wine pulls flavors and aromas from where it is produced. Factors such as soil type, sun exposure, humidity, temperature shifts, and a variety of other factors guarantee that good wine has a distinctive taste of its home, or terroir. These differences mean that neighboring vineyards may end up producing vastly different wines. Enter Pinot Grigio, a humble and expressive variety that is perfect for a study in terroir.
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We were excited to catch up with Molly Hurley and Suzanne Pond, before their Kinross trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th. Here is what they shared with us about their collection!
How does your brand develop from season to season?
Kinross strives to put a fresh, modern, relevant and original perspective on design. While keeping an eye on emerging trends, we craft our collection to include wear-now pieces for all sensibilities. We no longer see... Full Post >
At McIntyre's Books
The Golem And The Jinni is a creative delight, a tale of fantastical creatures. Full of adventure, philosophical and spiritual conundrums tangled amid devotion, friendship, and love. I absolutely love this book! Not only because of the wonderful story, but also because of its physical beauty. I didn't want the story to end, and I didn't want to put this book down!
Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Golem And The Jinni - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy!
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It's simple and easy to become a member of The Belted Bottle Club - just purchase six (or more) bottles of wine at The Goat! Our wine team is pleased to offer a discount of 10% off of orders of six bottles, or a half case, and 15% off of full case orders. If you can't find what you're looking for, stop by Wednesday - Saturday from 2-4pm to place a special order with Colin, Fearrington's sommelier.
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At Fearrington House Restaurant
Fearrington's Sous Chef Thomas Card worked with a team of five talented high schoolers for the third time last year, through the Prostart Program, a nationwide program that connects the classroom and industry. Every year, Chef Card's Cary High School team has qualified for the National Competition. "I have learned how inspiring a younger generation of culinarians can be," said Chef Card on his experiences with the program. "The process is difficult but very rewarding."
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