CLANTON – The Chilton Food Innovation Center, a fully equipped industrial kitchen in Clanton, is helping farmers and other aspiring entrepreneurs turn fruits and vegetables into a variety of products for grocers’ shelves.
And it is being done with revitalized kitchen equipment from Auburn University’s Foy Hall, formerly Foy Student Union.
“We were called by Property Surplus,” said Jean Weese, food scientist with Auburn and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “They were taking all the equipment out of Foy Union … they asked us if we had a need for it. It was right at a time we were planning this facility, so it worked perfectly.”