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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Fresh milk vending machine installed at North Coast dairy farm

Imagine, instead of selecting a packet of crisps or a soft drink from a vending machine, that you could select a fresh pint of milk? Well that’s the reality at a farm near Portrush.

The idea of William and Alison, the Chestnutt family installed a milk vending machine selling milk direct from their dairy farm in Portrush, one of the first installations of this kind of machine in NI.

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This allows the farm to cut out the middle men, and in turn increase the profit they make on the milk.

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The venture has been a huge success since opening in the past few days, as more and more people are using local producers for their everyday needs, a concept made more popular in no small part due to the COVID-19 circumstances.

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