What is Fearrington farm like?

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While records of the historic farm at Fearrington Village can be traced as far back as the 1770s, it wasn’t until the 1970s that it began to grow into the village that it is today, filled with restaurants, shops and the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Fearrington House Inn. Even though it has transformed into a chic country village, it still functions as a farm. Rolling pastures, animals, the dairy barn and silo, along with other farm structures, are still a major focal point here; and the greenhouse behind The Fearrington House Restaurant provides the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star culinary hot spot with its fruits, vegetables and herbs.

You won’t be able to miss the adorable striped Belted Galloway cows that have dotted the property since 1982, or their farm friends, the black and white Tennessee fainting goats and the family of donkeys. But make no mistake, there’s no roughing it at this farm. A visit there might include a tour of its beautiful gardens, a stop at the boutiques or a trip to The Belted Goat for ice cream — and no, you won’t have to milk any cows.

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