Vesta Farm Harvest

Benny T's chile harvest has begun and Vesta Farm has transformed into a sea of infinite peppers. There's a wide variety of spicy chiles to choose from this year including rare varieties from Nepal, Chile, India, and even a few hybrids from the Carolinas. Among the cross-pollinated hybrids this year are giant, bright yellow lantern-shaped scotch bonnets and even what appears to be a chocolate jalapeno. 

Besides the rare and strange pop ups, Benny T's prized Bhut Jolokia, Moruga Scorpion, Chocolate Habanero and the new Carolina Reaper dominate the garden. These unforgiving chiles are destined for a new run of GHOST Vesta this harvest season. 

Stroll through the photos above for a look at the beginning of the Vesta Farm 2013 Harvest!

Stay tuned for more exciting news about upcoming events and retail locations.


Posted on October 3, 2013 .

Whole Foods & Meat House Demos

Benny T will be touring North Carolina this weekend sharing his original dry hot sauce with the crowds. From Charlotte to Cary, don't miss Benny T this weekend!   

First stop is Friday, September 13, from 4 - 7 PM at Whole Foods Charlotte.


Next is Saturday, September 14, from 1 - 4 PM at Whole Foods Durham.


And last is Sunday, September 15, from 1 - 4 PM at The Meat House in Cary

Posted on September 12, 2013 .

Vesta Farm Update

After an extremely rainy summer, Benny T's prized chile plants on Vesta Farm are starting to hit their stride. The tale goes: the hotter the temperature, the hotter the chile. The rain may have caused our plants to grow slower than usual, but the high Carolina heat has made them outlandishly hot. 

This year's crops consist almost entirely of Ghost Chiles (Bhut Jolokia) destined for our Ghost variety of Vesta. But Benny T's also planted a few exotic chiles from Indonesia, South America, and the world's current heavy weight champion: The Carolina Reaper. This gnarly little guy weighs in at 1.4 Million Scoville Units! For measure, a Habanero is a mere 250 Thousand...

Stay tuned for more updates and photos from the 2013 Harvest.  



Posted on August 19, 2013 .

Whole Foods Cary Demo - 7/2

Grocery shopping is much more fun when there are free samples involved. Especially if those free samples are hand-crafted by the very guy serving them!

Benny T will be live and ready to serve his original Dry Hot Sauce to the masses this Sunday @ Whole Foods Cary off Tryon Road from 1 – 4PM.

We'll also have our brand-new T-Shirts available for purchase, printed by infamous Raleigh screen-print artist Adam Peele in all sizes. $20 each. 

Posted on July 18, 2013 .

New Look. Same Scoville Units.


If you're reading this, you've either encountered our dry hot sauces in your local store, heard about us from a very intelligent and handsome friend, or accidentally misspelled "Vespa" in your Google search. Either way, we're stoked to have you here, and hope that you'll stick around. This blog will keep you up-to-date on Vesta demo days, special events, recipes, and our expanding selection of retail locations.

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to ask us how in the world that guy up there held those chiles without gloves, feel free to give us a shout.

In Vesta Veritas!


Posted on June 13, 2013 .