Farm, Gardens and History

Farm, Gardens and History

The Farm

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.

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Belted Cows

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.

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Farmers’ Market

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.

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Our Gardens

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.

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History

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.

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