Greenheart Organic Farms is founded and managed by director Elena Kinane who believes that their farms in the UAE strive to grow the best organic produce possible in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. They prepare and improve soil with good old-fashioned home-made compost and manure and don’t use chemical fertilisers or pesticides. They mostly use heirloom seeds and all their produce is freshly harvested just in time and strictly not stored. All their packaging is also re-usable and biodegradable (they charge a refundable deposit).
Eating locally is good as it is generally more sustainable than imports, although it is important to establish where the locally grown produce is coming from and how it was grown. Greenheart farms grow more than 80 different varieties of produce and the company is continuously working to improve the quality and varieties of produce
Greenheart Organic Farms was founded in 2012 and started of a genuine desire to grow the best possible organic produce in a hostile farming environment; with no rich soil, lack of sweet water and rain, desert storms and high temperatures. Greenheart began with a weekly delivery service to Arabian Ranches, where Mixed Vegetable Boxes consisting of freshly harvested seasonal produce were offered. Other areas started in late 2012 the Greenheart website was a launched with an on-line shopping facility. The team began supplying some local businesses including NKD Pizza, Detox Delight and DinnerTime and in early 2013 the Greenheart shop opened in Arjan. At present, Greenheart supplies more than 20 local businesses and delivers more than 300 boxes per week. The team does everything from sourcing genuine heirloom seeds, to soil building, planning the growing schedule including crop rotation and companion planting.
The produce is harvested freshly each morning and only what all is needed is harvested each day. Once produce is harvested the team says that it starts to lose nutrients almost immediately. All produce is sold by Greenheart Organic Farms to either the end consumer which for local business and not to third party traders such as supermarkets, health food shops etc.
All the produce is delivered to the Greenheart store in Arjan, boxed by their retail staff and delivered to consumers. Heirloom produce that is guaranteed GMO free is high in its flavor and nutrients as it is frown slowly there is an even nutrient uptake. The store specializes in unusual varieties that you are unlikely to see anywhere else across the Gulf. The brand has more than 120 different varieties of vegetables, fruit and herbs on offer.
Greenheart Organic Farm Store
The Light Building,
Ground Floor, Shop 8,
Arjan, Al Barsha 2
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
P.O. Box: 117897
Tel .:+9714 361 7010
e-mail: [email protected]
Photo courtesy: www.greenheartuae.com
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