For Organic Meat, Some Localvores Take To The Woods
By ANNIE RUSSELL • DEC 29, 2014
Kristen Schmitt went from a city-dwelling vegetarian to a bow hunter, and now wants to teach other women how to get started.
COURTESY KRISTEN SCHMITT
When you think of Vermont’s hunters, an image of a father and son in the woods might spring to mind.
But now, more and more hunters are learning the sport as adults for the opportunity to harvest organic, local meat.
In a lot of ways, Kristen and Jason Schmitt live like a lot of young professional couples. They don’t own a TV, but their six-year-old daughter is streaming video on a Mac in the living room. The family is media-savvy and health-conscious. They also hunt.
Kristen Schmitt heads to her tree stand on the couple’s property. She’s dressed in full camouflage and is hoping to get a deer.