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Church Farm in Occold installs vending machine




A family-run egg farm has installed a vending machine to offer a sales outlet for their free range eggs and other produce.

EGG-CELLENT: Chris Hull shows off the fresh produce, which is in individual vending machine lockers, only unlocking after payment.
EGG-CELLENT: Chris Hull shows off the fresh produce, which is in individual vending machine lockers, only unlocking after payment.

Church Farm in Occold has installed the piece of kit on the B1077 between Eye and Occold, selling potatoes, honey, preserves and double yolkers (when the hens lay them).

Co-owner Chris Hull said: “We wanted to offer an additional point of sale for our eggs. The vending machine is ideal as it is situated less than 10 metres from our hen house.

“Customers can see the chickens that have laid the eggs they’re about to buy.

“As far as reducing food miles goes, you cannot get much less than this, unless we can train the chickens to lay their eggs directly into cardboard boxes.”



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