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    AT&T Park is offering new food options, as well as a new edible garden. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014)

    San Francisco Giants fans who feel their pizza toppings are missing something will soon have a new, creative and organic solution to dress up their snack: They can run to an edible garden at AT&T Park to pick fresh basil, chives and maybe even a mushroom or two to pile on top of their cheesy slice.

    "The Garden," being built behind center field, is expected to open in mid-May.

    "The whole garden is going to produce a very diverse edible bounty of foods," Giants Senior Vice President of Communications Staci Slaughter said in a statement. "We are also very excited about it because not only will this be another fan amenity on game days, it's really going to be a year-round destination for our fans, for special events, but most importantly, for many of our community programs that focus on childhood obesity."

    The Garden will feature organic vegetables and herbs and will serve as a showcase for sustainability and wellness in the heart of AT&T Park, according to the Giants. Fans can even enjoy a picnic at The Garden or watch the game through knotholes in the center-field wall.

    The Garden will not be open just on game days. It will also serve as an outdoor classroom where Bay Area students can take field trips to learn about sustainability, urban farming, and healthy eating.

    "We are going to be able to do cooking classes, and other really fun field trips for kids in the Bay Area," Slaughter said.

    The Giants will play their first regular season game at AT&T Park on April 8 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Here are some renderings of The Garden:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And here is the construction site of The Garden as of March 26.