Judy Herbert looks at home while working peacefully among 850 tomato plants, soaring above her 5-foot frame in her greenhouse at her home on Flat Creek Road in unincorporated Williamson County.
She carefully cups in her hand tiny green cherry tomatoes-to-be, hanging from the vine, which she explains will transform into juicy, bright red orbs in approximately a week.
"These are the sweetest, best tomatoes you will ever eat," Herbert said.
"The cherry tomatoes are so juicy, it's unreal. I have a man who will order 5 pounds, cherry and regular, every week."
Herbert, a Williamson County commissioner serving her third term in the 2nd District, launched Flat Creek Produce last year and now can barely keep up with the mounting orders for her "sweet, juicy, not acidic" hydroponic tomatoes.