The Farmhouse launches UAE-grown pesticide-free produce
A new UAE fresh food producer, The Farmhouse, has launched its inaugural line of locally grown, pesticide-free vegetables.
The Farmhouse has since signed its first major sales contract, partnering with Barakat Group to supply multiple product varieties. The produce will also be sold in supermarkets across the UAE. The Farmhouse is currently selling cucumbers, capsicums, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and zucchinis and has plans to expand its offering over time.
All crops are being grown in the controlled environment of its 430,000-square-foot greenhouse hydroponic farm in Ras Al Khaimah. The first phase of the facility was completed and produced its first harvest in March. When all crops are in harvest, The Farmhouse will supply more than 25 tonnes per week for local consumers.
The pesticide-free produce is grown using fully enclosed growbags and an advanced water runoff recovery system, resulting in 80% less water usage and significantly higher crop yields.
The Farmhouse offers customers a 'Grow to Suit' model, growing precise volumes required, providing options for various size and shape specifications, and delivering orders to a pre-agreed schedule.
A second phase expansion to over one million square feet will commence later this year.