Hannah Chisholm is a 25-year old local entrepreneur from Halifax and the founder of Eggcitables. She is one of the three recipients of this year’s Plant Projects Grants. A major recognition for her vegan plant-based egg alternative food product. These grants are given out by Burnaby Company Earth’s Own to promote a shift to plant-based eating to help fight climate change. She is also receiving $25,000 in grant money that she can use to expand and improve her business.
Growing up with food allergies can be very challenging. This is why Hannah’s mother had to get very creative in finding the right food for her. As she grow older she saw the rise in plant-based eating and veganism started to result in all of these wonderful dairy alternative products. The lack of alternatives for eggs was her inspiration to start experimenting while studying entrepreneurship at St. Francis Xavier University.
The launching point for her own food product was when Chisholm found out, through her own research, that chickpea flour and water could serve as a substitute for an omelet.
In her third year being a student Hannah came up with a business idea, which led to the launching of Eggcitables in 2018. Her business started by selling her products at farmers’ markets in New Brunswick and Halifax. Now, it is available in 70 different stores and available online at Eggcitables.com.
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