COVID-19 has made the simple act of grocery shopping a life and death decision. In-person shopping and delivery both offer their own unique set of ethical and safety concerns. There are however, other options out there.

In this episode, we’re exploring one model of contactless retail as a case study and asking: are vending machines the future of food shopping? We speak with butcher and entrepreneur Josh Applestone of Applestone Meat Company, based in New York’s Hudson Valley, about his newest venture. 

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This project is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. 

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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