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Dan Allen
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Faithful Farm Enters Year 2

Peruvian Aji Amarillo peppers, Japanese Trifele tomatoes, and Buzz Buttons

As the start of the NFL season approaches, the San Francisco 49ers held their annual media day at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The blog Food Gal previewed what’s on the menu for the this year, focusing on the seasonal offerings provided by the rooftop farm. Here’s an excerpt from the article about the farm:

Higher up on the stadium’s roof, is a view not many get to see. But landscaper Lara Hermanson, principal owner of Oakland’s Farmscape Gardens, was happy to show yesterday’s visitors around her domain — the year-round, organic garden.

…The garden grows about 150 different varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs annually. Among the more unusual items are Peruvian Aji Amarillo peppers; Japanese Trifele tomatoes; teeny orange eggplants that are common to the west coast of Africa; and something called Buzz Buttons, tiny bright yellow buds that have a numbing effect on the palate akin to Szechuan peppercorns.

You can read the full article here, including discussion of the first UDSA-certified fast food.