One of the challenges that farmers and ranchers continually face is making their food available to community residents. To make things more convenient for their customers, Joshua Applestone and his wife Jessica, owners of Fleisher’s Organic and Grassfed Meats in Kingston, NY, installed two meat vending machines that dispense fresh, locally sourced burger patties, a variety of sausage, steaks and other beef cuts, and even pet food. The Applestones feel that this is the perfect way to make healthy, sustainable, local food available to more people at a reasonable price. Check out the April issue of Modern Farmer to read more about the Applestones.
For those interested in providing their community with fresh, locally sourced, nutrient-dense food, be sure to check out HMI’s training programs, including our Getting Started Online Learning classes.