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Pigskins and produce at Levi’s Stadium

Pigskins and produce at Levi’s Stadium

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, is scoring big in the urban agriculture category with its 4,000-square-foot herb and vegetable garden. Dubbed Faithful Farm, the garden is located on the stadium’s roof, which also houses a hard-working team of solar panels.

“Our green roof helps reduce heating and cooling requirements, and carving out this small portion to grow crops further minimizes our carbon footprint by reducing our reliance on outside food sources,” says Jim Mercurio, the 49ers general manager and VP of stadium operations.

Faithful Farm consists of nearly 40 rotational crops that produce about 150 pounds of fresh produce each week. The food is used in dishes served at Levi’s Stadium in club spaces during games, and at the more than 200 private events hosted at the stadium annually.