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Vending machine

Following the installation of two milk vending machines at a farm near Ashover in December 2010, and their outstanding success in selling milk to the local people, the business was created to try similar machines elsewhere in villages where there is no local shop.

The grant was used to purchase the machinery and protection cages to house the local produce.

The local farmer supplies and stocks the vending shop, and, since installation in June 2012, sales have steadily increased.

The business is actively looking for other sites where there are no existing outlets for basic fresh produce.

The big advantage of the vending machine is that, without incurring heavy overheads, it provides 24 hour access to local produce, keeping pace with society's increasing demand for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week access.

Leader grant £4,180.

Contact information

Chris Bastin

Unit 3
Via Gellia Mill


Tel: 01629 825556 or 07836 794640