Meet John Westmoreland

Have you heard the lovely music at The Fearrington Granary at dinnertime? John Westmoreland is the talented Chatham County artist who is playing jazz and classical music at The Granary on Monday & Tuesday evenings. We are excited to share a little more about Westmoreland and his love of music! What prompted your love of music? Honestly, I would say my love of music feels innate to my soul, but I was also lucky to grow up in a very musical environment. My father comes from a family... Full Post >

Littorai: Above the Best, In a World of Its Own

Let's just say it, there are a lot of wineries that claim that they are the best (in their region, of all producers, of a certain grape varietal, etc). The idea of "the best" is, as I think we can all agree, largely subjective. Now, when we talk of a wine which is in and of itself completely different than anything else, I think that the classification "the best" no longer does that wine justice. How can you compare a wine so unique to others? When I speak about the wines of Ted Lemon from his... Full Post >

Giving Back with Gingerbread

For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis. So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread? First measure and make a plan. Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors,... Full Post >

Mark Edge Jewelry

Reclaimed. Recycled. Reinvented.  Mark Edge original hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and will be making the trip to Dovecote Style at Fearrington for a trunk show this weekend! He makes beautiful jewelry, focusing on reworking and reclaiming of vintage "found" pieces. Each completed piece is one of a kind and absolutely stunning. His focus on classic styles, but with an undeniably contemporary twist, allows the wearer to pair his designs with just about anything. It's versatile and cool,... Full Post >

Being Creative with Fullsteam

Food, beer, wine, restaurants, service, music, painting, sculpting -- what do all of these have in common? Creativity and imagination! Some are individualistic expressions and some are joint, or better, collaborative expressions. The teamwork and creativity that goes into restaurants is something that when working well, should go unnoticed, it should feel natural. In our second year collaborating with Sean Lilly Wilson and Fullsteam Brewery I feel that natural mutual creative energy in... 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 >

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 >

Cashmere

Now personally, I'm not entirely convinced that this blog needs anything more than the title. But if you insist... At Dovecote, we are receiving loads of cashmere from Magaschoni in New York. It's soft, it's classic, it's versatile. Magaschoni prides itself on its love for the classics while being cognizant of trends. This is cashmere that will last for years as long as you take good care of and it comes in beautiful, flattering cuts for every woman. Classic crew neck? We've got... Full Post >

Fearrington Beltie Turns One!

Can you believe that one year ago today Fearrington Beltie made his debut off the farm? In just a 365 days he has traveled to Vegas, Brazil, London, New York City and now his friends are filling out their passport too (check them out)! So, what's Beltie have to say about his adventures? I got the chance to sit down with this traveling oreo bovine and ask him myself. Q: You’ve traveled a lot of places this year, which destination was your favorite and why? Beltie: Without a doubt... Full Post >

Capp’s Apizza

Does fresh, made to order, gourmet wood-fired pizzas make your mouth water? If so, you're in luck! Capp's Apizza is a family-owned business by John & Wendy Cappelletti that visits Fearrington Village each Tuesday during the Farmer's Market and when music is playing at our beer garden Roost! "Our family farm, Gladstone Acres, is busy with activity including production of several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, Genovese Basil, and more than a dozen varieties of peppers and chilies and... Full Post >