Digging In

Chef Demo with Hilary White
of The Hil at Serenbe
10:00 a.m. on 8/3

Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
Chef Hilary talks the talk and walks the walk, y’all. Having grown up around the rural farmland of Ohio, she was drawn to the Serenbe community and its ethos of sustainability when picking the location of her namesake restaurant, The Hil. Before that, she had built her knowledge and experience traveling the globe, earning a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and working her way up as the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s first female executive chef. But the farmland called in 2007, and Chef Hilary opened The Hil at Serenbe with her husband, Jim, and her mother, Sandy Pitsch, at her side. She spends time tending the farm and growing produce, using the fruits of her labor to create comforting dishes worth the short drive to Serenbe. The critics love her (she’s been lauded by the likes of Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and The New York Times) and her community does, too (she’s involved with Les Dames d’Escoffier, Southern Foodways Alliance, Georgia Grown, Share Our Strength, and Wholesome Wave). When she’s not spending her spare time volunteering or mentoring young chefs, you can find Chef Hilary exploring the roads on her Harley. Or, we might recommend spotting her at PRFM this Saturday, where she’ll show us how to make some quick and delicious fridge pickles.

AgSouth AgAware Day at PRFM
August 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Join us on Saturday, when AgSouth Farm Credit will dedicate a picnic bench to PRFM volunteers, build a raised flower bed and herb garden for the Market, and host the “Ag Experience” for youth and their families—kids will learn what it takes to farm, including getting money from the bank, buying seeds, planting, harvesting, and selling. Then they’ll use the “profits” to play games!

- Jennifer Maley