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Chef Farmers Market Tour: Champlain Islands

185 U.S. Rte 2
Grand Isle, VT 05458

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Sat, Sep. 23, 2023 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

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Vermont Fresh Network is hosting three chef-led Farmers Market Tours to close out the summer season. Chefs will lead groups of up to 20 attendees around their local markets of Burlington, Montpelier, or Champlain Islands.

This tour might be a great fit for you if you've ever wanted to:

  • Experience a farmers market from a chef's perspective
  • Learn more about working with local, seasonal ingredients
  • Connect with farmers and vendors at the farmers market
  • Receive recipe ideas and inspiration
  • Develop a better understanding of Vermont's specialty crops

Tour participants will have the opportunity to interact with their chef guide and market vendors, and will take home a recipe that uses seasonal ingredients available at the market.

Champlain Island Farmers Market:

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9:45 am

with Heather Kraemer of Kraemer & Kin

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.  


Register for the Champlain Islands Farmers Market Tour here.

This farmers market tour series is supported by Specialty Crop Block Grant 02200-SCBGP-18-05, awarded to Vermont Fresh Network by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.

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