The Tomato Tasting


A huge thank you to Our State Magazine for featuring my dear friend and former Tomatopalooza host, Craig LeHoullier, and me in the 2019 Tomato Issue as Heirloom Gurus. You can read the full story here.

“On a warm summer night in a Fuquay-Varina backyard, a line of party guests belly up to a Bloody Mary bar laden with Mason jars filled with heirloom tomato juice in an array of yellows, oranges, and reds. They visit a BLT station with platters of sliced tomatoes and crisp bacon, white bread and Duke’s mayonnaise. They swarm a buffet table to sample tomato varieties with names like Tutti-Frutti, Bumblebee, and Black Prince.

The host of this garden party, Brie Arthur, is hard to miss in a tomato-red dress and a smile trimmed in a similar shade of lipstick. Her enthusiastic greetings carry across the lawn, where guests have gathered to marvel at the flower beds in which much of this feast was grown. Arthur, 40, is a garden writer who has made a name for herself promoting “foodscaping,” the idea that a vegetable garden doesn’t have to be an unsightly collection of lettuce patches and picked-over pole beans. Arthur’s half-acre garden — in a former tobacco field-turned-subdivision in Wake County — proves that you can grow food among your flowers.”

The Tomato Tasting

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019


7624 Troy Stone Drive

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

A fun interview with The Green Conspiracy

The Green Conspiracy has created a first class garden planner to help you stay organized!

The Green Conspiracy has created a first class garden planner to help you stay organized!

In this amazing age of social media you really never know who will reach out to you. A few months ago, I had a message from a brilliant young lady, Leticia, one of the brains behind the German based garden company The Green Conspiracy. After browsing through the website, I was thrilled to see how people from all across the world are working to make gardening a hobby for all ages and lifestyles!

In the long run, we want to make our cities greener and get more people aware of how easy and simple it is to grow edible plants as a hobby. After all, it’s The Green Conspiracy...
— The Green Conspiracy

When I was asked to participate, I jumped at the chance to share my experiences and motivations for making the future GREEN! I had no idea I would get the title of “The Coolest Plant Lady” but I am going to count that as a #LifeGoal met!

Click here to read the full interview and JOIN THE GREEN CONSPIRACY today!