local produce

VIDEO: Inside the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

A glimpse into Badia Farms, supplying locally grown produce to commercial kitchens the day it is harvested.  

Pure Harvest to launch high-tech farm in UAE following $1.1mn investment

by Crystal Chesters | 31 Oct 2016

Pure Harvest Smart Farms will begin operating in the Middle East region following the close of a foundational investment of US $1.1 million from Abu Dhabi-based Shorooq Investments. Shorooq has acquired a 3.3-hectare farm site in Nahel, UAE, where Pure Harvest will establish the nation’s first high-tech, commercial-scale greenhouse, capable of year-round tomato production. Sky

Cocktail Kitchen partners with Ripe Organic on seasonal menu

by Dina Maaty | 05 Jul 2016

Cocktail Kitchen has partnered with Ripe Organic to launch ‘Organic Sundays’. Every Sunday from 7pm – 11.30pm, a three-course menu from Ripe’s farm will be on offer at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers bar and restaurant. The menu, priced at AED 165 per person, has been developed by Cocktail Kitchen’s executive chef Javier Birman using locally-sourced

Growing Local

by Dina Maaty | 08 Mar 2016

As demand for local produce increases in the GCC, Crystal Chesters looks at the gaps in the farm to table supply chain and questions the sustainability of current agricultural methods. Local is the buzzword this month as Dubai Food Festival celebrates the region’s diversity of homegrown concepts and local chefs. However, one aspect of local

Time Hotels prepares rooftop garden for summer months

by Dina Maaty | 15 Feb 2016

As summer approaches, the Time Hotels’ Time Oak Hotel & Suites team is installing sunshades at its urban rooftop garden to allow the soil to rest and prepare the seedling house for the next season. The hotel launched the UAE’s first urban rooftop garden in January to produce its own natural and fairly priced fruit,









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