Peachy Keen!

Peaches are making their debut at The Fearrington Farmer's market tomorrow! The season becomes even more "peachy" when the peaches arrive from Kalawi Farm. They bring delicious peaches, and delightful, homemade peach ice cream in small, individual-sized containers. The Fearrington Farmer's Market has a few tips on selecting peaches: Look for peaches with a creamy to gold under color that best indicates ripeness. The amount of red blush on fruit depends on the variety and is not always a... Full Post >

Meet Gilda McDaniel

This is my dear friend Gilda McDaniel. Today is her 25th anniversary here at Fearrington. That’s a long time, especially in the hospitality business. I shall now proceed to thoroughly embarrass her (she really doesn't like it when we brag on her - sorry Gilda). She is a true mensch - someone that we can all count on as a friend; someone who is always there to help when you are in a pickle. She is the coworker who jumps in and helps you move 200 ceremony chairs just as the rainstorm starts.... Full Post >

April Showers Bring May Flowers

The "showers" on Tuesday afternoons in April have been a mixed blessing for folks at Fearrington's Farmers' Market. The rain brings new life in our gardens and fields, but it makes an outdoor farmers' market a bit challenging. However, we are now into May and our vendors have flowers, plants, baked goods and canned preserves galore! Can't wait to see you on Tuesday. Full Post >

Spring Brings Live Music at Roost!

Spring has sprung at Fearrington Village! That means on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights you'll hear live music drifting through the Village coming from our beer garden Roost. What better way to spend an evening than sipping on wine or craft beer while listening to live music with friends? We kick off the season this Friday, April 4th with no other than Tommy Edwards himself. We hope to see you under the oak trees! Full Post >

Special Guest at The Folk Art Show

Fearrington’s 12th Annual Folk Art Show was another huge success, an all-around delightful weekend.  You never know what sort of big surprises are in store at the Folk Art Show and this year did not disappoint! Mid-Sunday afternoon, André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, strolled in, all 6’6” of him!  He is an amazing figure, in stature, accomplishment and good cheer, so he did not go unnoticed…and then he disappeared in our Barn! Mr.... Full Post >

Fearrington Farmers’ Market Coming Soon!

Get out your reusable tote bags, the Fearrington Farmers' Market returns on Tuesday, April 1st! Yes, Spring is almost here and will bring fresh, local food next door to the Fitch Creation's Administration building every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm, April through November. Expect to see many of your favorite farmers and some new faces as well.  Buy vegetables, cut flowers, meats, preserves and even wood-fired pizza. Can't wait to see you there! Full Post >

Until Next Year…

Wow! For the first time in recent memory, the Folk Art Show brought sunny skies and warm weather both days! No sliding around on a light (or not so light) blanket of snow. Our 2014 show was great fun for both artists and all the guests who came out to see the creations in The Fearrington Barn and out on the patio. There were 38 artists participating in the show this year, with six new artists who brought work ranging from delicate jewelry to beautifully twisted metal wire sculpture. All of... Full Post >

Wines of Rioja

Rioja, the most recognizable and famous wine region in Spain, is the focus of March's wine class at The Granary on Thursday, March 6th. We will be taking a look at the region's history from the middle ages, to the first "modern period" when the influence of the Bordelais changed the regions course in the mid-19th century, to the second "modern period" in the late twentith Century when Rioja delved into a more international style, creating a divide between classical and modern producers. We... Full Post >

A Colorful Village

We had an amazing weekend filled with whimsical folk art, food and wine. If you weren't able to come out and experience The Fearrington Barn filled with Southern art and personalities, do not despair! The Village Center has a few lively surprises waiting for you to discover. It may be a tree covered in books outside of McIntyre’s or a waitress waiting to take your order on The Fearrington Granary’s patio – don’t forget to look on the ground too, for knitted mushrooms that will make you... Full Post >

Out-of-Season Tree Decorations

ALERT: Last night, a gang of witty Fearrington knitters tagged a tree in front of McIntyre's with scarves. On the scarves are snarky fake book titles like Smart Beer by Bud Wiser and Robots by Anne Droid. One title, Falling Trees by Tim Burr, made me jump back! I was, after all, standing under a tree. That title may just be an homage to Pitbull and Ke$ha. These crafty ne'er-do-wells didn't stop at one tree --you'll find homemade scarves, flowers, and puppets on... Full Post >