Fearrington’s wine program is delighted to offer 10% off six or more bottles of wine purchased at The Goat! Whether you ask The Goat’s wine guru to mix and match a custom case, or you choose the bottles yourself, you’ll enjoy wines from hand-selected producers at a great value!
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April 28, 2017 9:30 AM | By Village Confidant | No Comments
Growing up in Chapel Hill, R.B. visited the Carborro Farmer’s Market with his Mother weekly. “I remember there was an old white church near the fire station where ladies would make and sell baked goods,” says R.B.
R.B. decided that a farmers’ market would make a good addition to Fearrington. In 1991, he and Jenny partnered with a group of Fearrington Village residents partnered and contacted the Seeds of Hope Project. Seeds of Hope was an endowment project through Duke University which focused on helping farmers start “tailgate markets” throughout the state. When the market began 26 years ago, it was the first weekday market in the Piedmont!
The Fitch family envisioned a place where farmers and consumers could meet – both an attractive outlet for farmers and a source of fresh, high-quality, local produce, meats and more for consumers. To this day, the Fearrington Farmers’ Market exclusively offers products grown or made in Chatham County or an adjacent county, to protect local farmers and producers. This protects Chatham County farmers from being outsold by markets with different seasons and ensures customers when they purchase from the Fearrington Farmers’ Market that they are giving back to the local economy.
“The market’s customers have always helped educate us about what consumers are interested in buying,” said Cathy Jones of Perrywinkle Farm. “They’ve always been emotionally supportive of our farm. They actually care about the farmers, which is such an enduring thing to feel.”
You can visit the Fearrington Farmer’s Market every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 4-6pm outside the Fitch Creations, Inc. Sales Office. We’ll see you there!
At McIntyre's Books
Prolific author and writing teacher Natalie Goldberg dropped by the bookstore on March 9th to read from her latest memoir, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and the Zigzag of Life. This fourteenth book was written while she had cancer, "in case she didn’t come out the other side." We are so glad she did!
One of Goldberg’s paintings illustrates the cover of her book; she says that painting is her "darling pleasure," the visual awareness and silence that feeds the two practices that... Full Post >
At The Goat
Whether your Mom is a wine lover or you're looking for a bubbly just to celebrate all of her hard work - check out these wines available at The Goat for Mother's Day!
Ramey Chardonnay $26
Straight out of California with ripe yellow apples, juicy peaches, bruleed bananas and pineapples, with a buttery, creamy texture and restrained oaky tones. If mom’s in the mood for something rich and full in texture, this is the wine to get!
Gerard Fiou Pouilly Fume $26
Classic Sauvignon Blanc from... Full Post >
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As the days get longer and temperatures begin to climb, off go the sweaters and boots, and on go the shorts and sandals. But while your spirit may be singing the praises of spring, it's also likely your skin is still crying out with the winter blues - dry, scaly, rough, spots on heels, knees, and elbows as well as stressed out, overheated, undernourished skin on your face and body.
When our feet and legs aren't on display the way they are during warmer weather, we tend not to moisturize as... Full Post >
At Dovecote, we are always on the hunt for the best of the best and our newest spring shoe collection is no exception! From the softest leather flat to the most comfortable peep toe you’ll ever slip on, we have found four exceptional shoe lines to bring straight to you!
Each shoe company has been selected based on their hand-crafted production, highest quality materials, and comfort features built into each shoe. Most are made in Italy in small family-owned factories by craftsmen who... Full Post >
We love it when the rain falls in spring! From soft mists to the steady drumbeat of droplets hitting the ground, April’s showers are refreshing and nourishing to newly unfurled leaves and blossoming buds.
When dashing between drops, we’ve stocked the most gorgeous umbrellas in bright florals and subtle leaf or feather patterns to keep you dry. Their “push to open” and “push to close” feature makes these bumble shoots easy to handle when getting in and out of cars and... Full Post >