Blue Bear Farm at the Colorado Convention Center now has 2,000 plants including basil, beans, peppers, parsnips and raspberries.

The 5,000 square-foot farm is located on the south side of the center. Its goal is to produce food for the center's catering company, Centerplate, and mobile food truck.

The Blue Bear Farm includes two beehives to pollinate such produce as basil, cabbage, peppers and squash growing in raised beds.

Planning of the garden began almost two years ago and is part of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Denver Seeds initiative.