Chicago’s Fresh Food Vending Machine

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Founder Luke Saunders prefers the term “kiosk,” but there’s no denying that his Chicago-based Farmer’s Fridge invention is actually a veggie vending machine. Built from recycled barn wood and sporting a touchscreen display, the machine dispenses farm-fresh salads in plastic containers, as well as a variety of healthy drink and snack options. The machine is restocked every 24 hours and by layering the ingredients within the containers, they manage to stay crisp. As an added social bonus, anything that doesn’t sell that day gets donated to a local homeless shelter.