Desert farming | Yalla Mommy

Drive a few dozen kilometers out of Dubai and you will find a hidden treasure. Off the highway, down a winding sandy path and past a small group of grazing camels is an organic farm nestled amongst the desert dunes.

The supermarkets in Dubai are packed with a variety of products from a variety of countries. It’s not hard to understand why. Living in a desert, over 80% of Dubai’s food is imported. There’s apples from France, strawberries from the US, dragonfruit from South America, and horned melon from Africa. The variety is overwhelming but the quality is unclear. What about pesticides? Growth hormones? As a nursing mama and chef for a growing toddler, my interest in food and its origins has grown increasingly critical.

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