Last Thursday, I headed up to Beantown to celebrate five years of Fenway Farms. Fenway Farms is a beautiful rooftop garden located in–you guessed it– Fenway park (as if I needed another reason to love this iconic ballpark!).
Over the past five years, Fenway Farms has generated produce for use in menu items served at the stadium and also donated to the Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a Boston-based food rescue organization that helps to distribute healthy foods to those that do not have the means to purchase them.
With the assistance of Green City Growers (an urban farming organization), Fenway Farms generates more than 5,900 pounds of fresh produce each growing season! We were lucky enough to attend a lunch event on the Vineyard Vines Deck where Linda Henry (Fenway Sports Group Partner and creative force behind Fenway Farms), Sam Kennedy (CEO of the Red Sox), Jenny Johnson (host of NESN’s Dining Playbook) and Aramark Fenway Executive Chef Ron Abell celebrated the fifth anniversary of this wonderful addition to Fenway Park.
We sampled delectable bites made with produce items grown right behind us, complete with recipe cards so we can make them at home! Gin and tonics served in mason jars and garnished with garden-grown cucumber and mint made a beautiful and tasty addition to the menu!
The next time you visit Fenway, make sure you head up to the Vineyard Vines deck to take a peek at this agricultural gem!