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Oil and vinegar mix well at Craig’s Kitchen a la More shop

Lynnette Siedschlaw, left and daughter Caitlin Running stand beside the specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars customers will have a chance to sample at a special event on Wednesday.

Foodies in Craig no longer have to travel out of town for a taste of Italy.

"It is very important for me to find products that our community doesn't need to leave our community to find," said Kitchen a la More owner Lynnette Siedschlaw.

In April the shop in downtown Craig began selling its special label olive oils and balsamic vinegars sourced from producer, importer and distributor Veronica Foods.

On Wednesday, up to 25 people will have the opportunity to taste the store's 14 olive oils and 11 vinegars.

Tasters will receive a brief education on oils and vinegars, lessons on how to prepare the product, a small bottle of their choice of oil or vinegar, and five recipes to take home.

Siedschlaw would like to hold one or two events — tastings or private functions — per month and eventually offer cooking classes as a fun way to introduce new products and encourage people to spend locally.

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"Shopping local is important and my goal is to find the products and bring them here," Siedschlaw said.

The family store that opened in March is operated by Siedschlaw and her husband, Mason Siedschlaw who are helped by their two children, Caitlin Running and Daniel Running.

The entire family attended market in Las Vegas Market last week.

"It is a fun but very exhausting process trying to determine what our community desires," Lynnette Siedschlaw said. "I feel very blessed that what we have chosen, so far, has worked well and our customers are loving it."

At market they selected new product lines to be added in the fall including: copper products from Old Dutch International, Island Bamboo, Hammonds Candies, Cast Iron and Ceramic Cookware from Staub, specialty food items from Pepper Creek Farms and Christmas decor by Kurt Adler, to name a few.

"We have received overwhelming support from our community and appreciate the continued patronage," Lynnette Siedschlaw said.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.