The Ritz-Carlton in Dubai launches vertical farm

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR is partnering with Green Container Advanced Farming (GCAF) to launch a hyper-local on-site hydroponic farm. 

With a focus on food security and regenerative farming practices, the city’s latest vertical farm at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is approximately 40 square meters in size and completely sealed to ensure it is pesticide and herbicide-free. The dynamic farm grows crops year-round with daily harvests of up to ten kilograms of produce.

The freshly-grown selection of herbs includes Italian basil, Thai basil, and rosemary, amongst others, while coast-line lettuce, salanova mix, and kale will also be grown. The produce will enhance the skillfully prepared dishes served at the property’s dining establishments, including Blue Jade, Splendido, Amaseena, and more.

Jeroen Elmendorp, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, said: “ At The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, we are proud to be one of the first hotels in the region to provide our guests with sustainably grown, local produce from our innovative vertical farm, across our diverse F&B offerings. The significance of this launch is twofold; we are firstly supporting the UAE on its journey to increasing sustainability while also enabling our guests to eat locally grown produce, which of course, is more environmentally friendly but also superior in quality as well as taste and freshness.”

“Looking forward, we aim to boost responsible operations,which involves placing sustainability at the heart of all that we do. I am confident the launch of our very own hydroponic facility will provide our guests with an incredible culinary experience, as we prepare tantalizing cuisine bursting with flavour.”

“GCAF LLC is proud to be partnering with Ritz Carlton JBR on this project and look forward to a long relationship in providing the highest quality produce possible.”- Maan Said, CEO, GCAF – Green Container Advanced Farming

Source: Go Green UAE

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