Farmer’s Fridge Offers New Spin On Healthy Vending

Nov. 5, 2013

Farmer’s Fridge offers healthy and delicious meals that are made daily and sold in innovative refrigerated kiosks. The company’s first kiosk opened at Garvey Food Court in Chicago, Ill.  Additional locations are scheduled to roll out in the Chicagoland area this fall.

Farmer’s Fridge offers gourmet salads and snacks via a Farmer’s Fridge automated kiosk.

Everything is made fresh each morning and delivered by 10 a.m. to an automated kiosk, according to the release. Farmer’s Fridge offers foods that provide a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Packaged in recyclable plastic jars, customers can choose from several salad options, as well as breakfast and snack items, each designed to offer various benefits of a healthy diet. The company follows Environmental Working Group guidelines for using organic ingredients, and buys from local farms when possible, to create nutritious meals that are delicious and satisfying.

Farmer’s Fridge automated kiosks combine best-in-class vending technology with a touch-screen design to create an innovative way to grab a healthy meal in mere seconds.  Each machine contains an on-site recycling bin for empty plastic salad containers. The company also provides catering to businesses in the Chicago Loop area. Salads start at $7.99 with a weekly special "Jar Du Jour" for $6.99. All salads can be paired with proteins for $2.00 and salmon for $4.00. Snacks are $3.00.   

 “Finding fresh, healthy food shouldn’t be hard. Sure, you can find healthy offerings at a sit-down restaurant or a grocery store, but people don’t always have that kind of time. I want to make it fast and easy for someone to choose a delicious, nutritious smart meal when they are on-the-go,” said Farmer’s Fridge Founder Luke Saunders, in a prepared statement. “What we’re doing is taking the vending machine concept and revolutionizing it. You can now find a truly healthy, satisfying meal at Farmer’s Fridge.” 

Salad types include antioxidant salad , high protein salad, detox salad, cheater salad, sushi salad , Mediterranean salad, salad verde, pineapple sun salad, and North Napa salad.