The Ritz Carlton JBR, Dubai is partnering with CRYSP by Green Container Advanced Farming (GCAF) to launch a hyper-local on-site hydroponic farm, one of the first-ever vertical farms in the city.
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 Ritz Carlton JBR’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.”