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The Scoop on Food Counterfeiting

A little sawdust with your pasta? Unless you are grating your Parm yourself from a block of cheese actually made in Parma, Italy, this may be your indistinct pleasure. Kobe beef, EVOO, truffles, balsamic vinegar, sushi, all manner of cheeses, wines, scotch: these are commonplace imposters and fakes, running the gamut from ethically gray to illegal and dangerous. Food counterfeiting is big business, so grab this book to keep it real.

Stop by McIntyre’s to pick up Real Food Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating & What You Can Do About It – or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy!

– Kelley, Bookseller

Megan & Doug

Megan and Doug tied the knot on November 28, 2015 These newlyweds danced the night away in The Fearrington Barn! How did you and your partner meet? In 2008, Doug's younger sister Anna was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent treatment at UNC Cancer Hospital. She did well and has been in remission ever since, but still attends regular follow ups. Fast forward to 2012, I had started working as a physician assistant at the UNC Cancer Hospital and was introduced to Anna and my future... Full Post >

Wearable Art for Your Fall Wardrobe

From the moment you drape a Suzi Roher scarf around your neck, you are hooked! The luxurious soft fabric settles effortlessly on the body, making them nearly weightless and incredibly comfortable to wear. Every piece in her collection is a masterpiece with its own story, offering a captivating collage of images that speaks differently to every individual. Original art and photography dissolves into beautifully layered colors when worn. Folded and draped around your neck, only you know the... Full Post >

Fall Wines at The Goat

With fall fast approaching and the turning of the leaves on our horizon, it's time to enjoy a bit crisper weather with some delicious wines. At The Goat, we have a wide variety of wines to sip while the fall breeze blows by. Here are some of my favorites: Montinore, Borealis, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($18) This aromatic blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Muller-Thurgua is a beautiful, easy-to-drink white during this time of year. Full bodied with a touch of... Full Post >

Fall Garden Preview

Fall is just around the corner and our chefs are busy preparing the Fearrington gardens for a plentiful harvest. We chatted with Junior Sous Chef Zac to find out what's being planted this season! What is the vegetable you’re most excited about growing this fall? We are really looking forward to growing some uncommon fall and winter squashes. People are very familiar with butternut and acorn squash, and they may have even heard of spaghetti and delicata squash, but there are so many more... Full Post >

Wine Fire Sale

Searching early for the perfect sip for a festive holiday feast? Looking for one last bottle of your favorite summer wine? Hoping to celebrate North Carolina wine month? Don't miss the details on a special two-day cellar sale from our wine team! Our sommeliers have hand selected some of their favorite highly rated wines to offer at a great value - but there's only a few of each left! There will be wine for all tastes available: organic and biodynamic, white, red, sparkling and even... Full Post >