If you’ve ever wished that you could get a head of lettuce out of the vending machine instead of a Snickers (as if anybody goes to a vending machine for veggies), you may be in luck. Garden vending machines called “The Chef’s Farm” are becoming popular in Japan. Oh those tech-savy Japanese folks!
The machines are designed to grow plants without the use of sunlight, and are perfect for urban environments. They will be marketed towards restaurants who are looking for fresher produce and also want to save money (the machine will pay itself off within five years).