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Giants to Open Edible Garden at AT&T Park Tuesday

By Vince Cestone
|  Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  Updated 8:49 PM EDT
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The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday opened a new edible garden at AT&T Park.

The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday opened a new edible garden at AT&T Park.

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Known kale muncher Hunter Pence will be on hand when the San Francisco Giants open a new edible garden at AT&T Park Tuesday afternoon, the team said.

"The Garden," located just beyond the center field wall, is scheduled to open at noon. Fittingly, the Giants' right fielder, who has been noted for his healthy eating habits, will participate in its opening, according to the Giants.

The Giants said the edible garden will be the first-of-its-kind at at any big league ballpark. Fans will be able to pick local, sustainable produce during the game. Fans can then dress up their snacks with the fresh vegetables.

In addition, The Garden will serve as an outdoor classroom where Bay Area students can take field trips to learn about sustainability, urban farming, and healthy eating, the team said.

The Garden's Tuesday opening is also fitting because it falls on Italian Heritage Night, as fans can pick fresh herbs from the garden and put them on top of their pizza or pasta bought at the concession stands.

The Bon Appétit Management Company is partnering with the Giants to open The Garden.

The Giants will play at home against the San Diego Padres on the day the garden is scheduled to open. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.

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