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Vermont Fresh Network invites you to tour the Champlain Islands farmers market with Heather Kraemer of Kraemer & Kin.

Location: Champlain Islands Grand Isle Farmers Market

Date: Saturday, Sept. 23 | 9:45-10:45 AM

Get a peek behind the scenes of this Champlain Islands brewery and restaurant with Kraemer & Kin co-owner, Heather Kraemer. This tour of the Champlain Islands Farmers Market will include insights into the ways the brewers and restaurateurs at Kraemer & Kin approach a farmers market, what they look for at local markets, how they interact with their farm and producer partners, and how their team are inspired by local, seasonal ingredients.

Kraemer & Kin is a small, family owned brewery & restaurant located in Alburgh, Vermont on the grounds of the Alburg Golf Links. They grow hops, herbs, and flowers for their beer, and wildcraft many seasonally inspired ingredients and celebrate Vermont's local farmers with the inclusion of specialty produce. Beer is an agricultural product and would not be possible without local farmers.
Heather Kraemer is an avid plant lover and mediocre gardener turned craft beer business owner. With decades of beverage service background, the foray into professionally prepared food is recent in the last two years. These years have been an adventure in gaining skills and articulating a love of local agriculture into palatable plates for the purpose of full, happy bellies. Heather offers a perspective that recognizes the importance of incorporating our local food sheds in seasonal menu offerings, a philosophy that resides at the forefront of the Kraemer & Kin approach to ingredients. Disclaimer, Heather is not and does not claim to be a professional chef. She sees cooking as a practice that is ever evolving, where every ingredient presents an opportunity to learn more about flavor and preparation.  

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Registration is $10, with a sliding scale and complimentary registration available. All are welcome to join us on this exploration of the Champlain Islands Farmers Market!

Funding for this event is made possible by Specialty Crop Block Grant 02200-SCBGP-18-05, awarded to Vermont Fresh Network by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.