Dubai: Now, pluck and shop your vegetables from an in-store farm

Have you ever thought of shopping for greens directly from the farm and tossing them straight into your shopping cart? Now, you can pluck and shop for your fruits, vegetables from a new eco-friendly grocery store in Dubai.

Shoppers can pick their greens from the in-store hydroponic farm at Carrefour BIO at City Centre Me'aisem. Leafy greens, including lettuce, arugula, kale, and herbs, such as basil, dill, and sorrel, are grown at this hydroponic farm.

Christophe Orcat, head of Commercial operations of Carrefour UAE, Majid Al Futtaim, said that the hydroponic farm increases the quantity of fresh, local, and sustainable produce supplied to Carrefour customers. "Our farm promotes sustainable locally-grown produce, enabled by innovative solutions," said Orcat.

"With establishing in-store hydroponics farm, we are expanding our own sustainable farming capabilities. We are also working closely with local farmers to stock their produce in our stores. These initiatives are great for our customers, the local economy and the environment." The one-stop-shop features Carrefour's first-ever café as well as an indoor hydroponic farm to support farm-to-table lifestyle across the UAE.

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