StFX, Antigonish Farmers Market partner to create learning, entrepreneurial opportunity

November 1, 2021
St Francis Xavier University has partnered with the Antigonish Farmers Market to create new opportunities for nutrition students. StFX’s Department of Human Nutrition will use the market’s commercial kitchen space for teaching and entrepreneurial activities, and will purchase many cooking ingredients from the market. By using the kitchen, students will learn about a variety of topics such as large-scale production, portion preparation, dietary requirements, local producers, and growing seasons. “This is the start of a great partnership with many mutually beneficial learning and research opportunities between the commercial kitchen, local farmers, food producers and StFX human nutrition faculty and students along with the entire StFX community,” said StFX lab instructor Brenda Hanlon. StFX (NS)