Kraemer Farms is, first and foremost, a family farm. Its original roots can be traced back to Peter Kraemer, a German immigrant who traveled first to New York, then to Chicago, and finally to the Willamette Valley. His only child from his second marriage, Anthony, went on to become the progenitor of the entire Kraemer family. Two of his sons became nurserymen; one of them, Harold, became a farmer. Harold married Ann, and they begat seven children; those seven all married, and begat many, many grandchildren. Today, Peter's great-great-grandchildren number in the dozens. In the century since Peter arrived in the Valley, the Kraemer family has stayed put, building families and businesses across the Valley.
Today, Kraemer Farms is owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of Kraemers to live in Oregon.