Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway
BOSTON (AP) There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.
The Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden for use in food and cocktails sold at the concessions.
Red Sox Facilities Manager Chris Knight says the 5,000-square-foot garden was inspired by fans' desire for healthy and sustainable menu options.
Sox fan John Bunker of Palermo, Maine, calls the garden an exciting development for visitors looking for a salad or a wrap with vegetables.
Crops are planted and maintained by Green City Growers, a Massachusetts-based company specializing in rooftop gardens. It uses lightweight soil to protect the roof's structural integrity.
Ron Abell, senior executive chef at Fenway concessionaire Aramark, says it's great to have a farm 150 feet from the kitchen.
This story has been corrected to show the chef's name is Ron Abell, not Rob Abell.