Move over Green Monster, there’s a new green tourist attraction the folks at Fenway Park are clamoring to see.
The rooftop garden known as Fenway Farms, which was unveiled April 9, has yielded more than 2,000 pounds of produce so far.
That produce is then used for cooking in the Red Sox’ fancy restaurants, although some of it makes it down to Yawkey Way in wraps.
“It’s a dream come true,” Senior Executive Chef Ron Abell told NBC News. “It’s an approach that we’ve had at Fenway Park for 10 years now, sourcing from local farmers … and now literally we have it 300 feet away from us.”
The 5,000-square-foot garden turned a vacant spot on the third-base side of the stadium into an oasis thanks to Green City Growers, which planted vegetables and herbs there and also maintains the area.
Recover Green Roofs worked on the installation and drip irrigation system for Fenway Farms.
The plants are grown in milk crates and include tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, rosemary, basil, dill, parsley, tarragon and kale.
“We’re growing a little bit of everything,” Jessie Banhazl, owner of Green City Growers, told the Toledo Blade. “It’s our first year doing the farm so we thought we’d try out a bunch of different varieties to see what the kitchens were using, and also to just kind of experiment with what people liked.”
The garden also will be used to educate local youth about healthy eating and environmental preservation, according to BostInno.