Seven Stars Resort & Spa's newest restaurant venue, The Farm Restaurant, will open very soon in Grace Bay. Ken Patterson, CEO of Seven Stars Resort & Spa told The SUN they hope to be opening around Easter weekend or maybe the week after. Patterson stated that what this new restaurant will bring to guests and the public is a purer taste, and the difference is extraordinary.
"The hydroponic farm is located inside The Farm Restaurant at Seven Stars Resort in Grace Bay, and that's the restaurant that is opening in three weeks' time. All the produce that we serve at all of our restaurants, The Farm, The Terrace, Seven, and The Deck, are all grown within this hydroponic farm. What you are getting is a purer taste and the difference is extraordinary," he said.
Meantime, Patterson revealed that there are plans to scale this to a much larger commercial scale but added that one of their biggest issues is the cost of electricity.
"We do have plans to do this to a much larger commercial scale, but the one thing that is killing us is the cost of power. Sixty percent of the running cost of this hydroponic farm is power, so we are working with the government and Fortis to see how we can bring the cost of the power down to agriculture farmers because this is technically farming, even though it is very scientific. If we can get the cost of power down to the agricultural sector, then that makes the scalability of this much better so then we can bring these to the islands and we can work with local farmers and show and teach them how to do it. There is a scheme in Te Bahamas where the government actually loans or gives grants to local farmers, and that's what can make this work and put these into the local environment," he said.
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