An egg-cellent invention
Egg Box: dispensing eggs from vending machines across Angus
The risk of the honesty box at the end of the lane could be resolved for any farm supplier who would rather not build an entire farm shop. For John Watson, farmer at Tillygloom Farm near Brechin, the solution is The Egg Box: an automated vending machine that dispenses eggs from his brood of 4000 free-range hens. Made in Germany and bought from a company near Blairgowrie, the machine can also be filled with potatoes, jam or seasonal fruit like strawberries. Another local pioneer is Grewar's Farm Shop, with three machines around Angus and Tayside, including their base at Dronley Farm, and two in Dundee and Perth.