19 January 2010

Harrods of London Set up a Productive Rooftop Vegetable Garden

Excerpt from Sky Vegetables, 4 April 2008

'World famous departmental store has started growing vegetables on the rooftop of its building in the Central London.

Harrods, which is owned by Egyptian businessman Mohammad Al-Fayed, will produce a range of vegetables including six varieties of lettuce, broad beans, garlic, lemons, potatoes, radish and tomatoes all which will go on sale in the fashionable Knightsbridge store’s Food Hall within an hour of being picked.

According to media reports, the store spread over 4.5 acres, has obtained permission from the City Government, London, to initiate the project...

With over 1 million square feet of selling space in over 330 departments, the Harrods is one of the largest department stores in the world. According the store spokesman, the fresh produce from the garden on the rooftop tastes better than food that has travelled around the world. Up to 300, 000 customers visit the store on peak days.'

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