This is the till at my local farm shop. It’s unmanned. It’s in a warehouse in the middle of a field with a greenhouse next to it. Inside the shop there are rows of produce, some scales, a calculator and a secure moneybox where you insert your cash. If you have an account you use the envelopes that are pinned to a noticeboard. If you don’t have the right change you can write an IOU and pay it next time.
The usual veg, fruit, nuts and plants (snowdrops this week) are for sale. Also bird feed and cider! It’s great. When I was there this afternoon I saw the farmer. He raised his hand to me and went about his tractoring.
It feels real. Mainly, because it is.