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Peter Hemings

Peter Hemings worked as a cook, brewer, and tailor. Jefferson inherited him, the son of Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings  and, probably, John Wayles, in 1774 from Wayles’ estate.


Note: Thomas Jefferson used the word "macaroni" as a general term for pasta.

Heritage Harvest Festival on Monticello's West Lawn

Celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the 9th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture. Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival—unlike any other—held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello.