For two centuries, the Fearrington farm has dotted the landscape between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill, NC. The farm, now a village at the core of which are shops, restaurants, a spa and an inn, is still adorned with farm animals, the dairy barn and silo, and other farm structures.
Our black and white belted cows are Belted Galloways, a rare breed of Scottish beef cattle that was introduced to the United States back in the 1950s. In the early 1980s, RB Fitch brought a herd of six Belties from Virginia to Fearrington. There are now over thirty Belties grazing our rolling pastures. The Belties’ sole purpose is to greet village guests and coax a smile or two.
The Fearrington Farmers’ Market began in 1991 when a group of Fearrington Village residents together with Jenny and R B. Fitch contacted local farmers through the Seeds of Hope Project. This Farmers’ Market has become a seasonal staple offering an attractive outlet for farmers and a source for fresh, high quality, locally-grown produce, plants, meats, baked goods, and home-canned goods for consumers.
Fearrington’s award-winning gardens meld the informal and unaffected qualities of Fearrington’s farm heritage with the charming, romantic landscape details Jenny and R.B. Fitch enjoyed during their travels through the European countryside.
Learn about a farm that was in the same family for over two centuries, and most recent chapter: a nearly forty year evolution to a vibrant community of nearly 2,000 residents tucked in woods surrounding a village center consisting of award-winning shops, restaurants, gardens, a spa and an inn. And belted cows.
Why get away when everyone else does? Enjoy the Inn’s award-winning service and cuisine and stunning gardens, Mon-Thurs. Includes overnight stay, afternoon tea and full breakfast, and a $50 credit per person for dinner at The Fearrington Granary. Starts at $375.