Eggs of a Different Color

Eggs of a Different Color

Take a drive down a Vermont country road, and you won’t get far before you come across a hand-painted sign saying “Eggs for Sale.” A lot of farmers sell fresh eggs as you’d expect, but you also see signs in front of cottages or village homes. These days, it seems everyone in Vermont keeps a… more

Serve a Plum Pudding for Christmas!

Serve a Plum Pudding for Christmas!

The plum pudding is the quintessential Christmas dessert. It’s rich, dense, intensely fruity, yet subtle and complex. And of course, it has a kick of rum or brandy. Some people say they don’t like plum pudding; they have never had a really good one. There is nothing like it. Plum puddings aren’t simple, though. They… more

Savoring Christmas Traditions

Savoring Christmas Traditions

Like any family, we have a host of Christmas traditions we observe year after year, and we cherish them all. But our favorite holiday traditions, and holiday memories, seem to be about our traditional Christmas foods. When we were kids, our grandmother used to make special dinner rolls just for Christmas. They took all day… more

Local Vermont Cheese: A Lost Tradition Rediscovered

Local Vermont Cheese: A Lost Tradition Rediscovered

We’ve been selling fine Vermont cheeses at the Vermont Country Store for a long, long time. In fact, one of the most important jobs we had growing up was working behind the cheese counter. We had to learn how to cut a wedge weighing exactly one pound from the big 38-pound cheese wheel, just by… more

Vermont’s Spookiest Bridge

Vermont’s Spookiest Bridge

Come fall, when you think of Vermont, you usually picture dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows brilliantly painted across the landscape. However, there is more to our state than just breathtaking foliage. Beyond the picturesque scenery is a spooky, more mysterious side. One that’s rooted in legend and made up of hauntings and ghostly sightings. These… more

vintage Father's Day

Unique Father’s Day Gifts: The Things Dad Really Wants On His Special Day

Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Don’t bother asking him what he wants. He’ll either tell you he doesn’t want anything, or he’ll suggest another power tool (and as Mom will remind you, he has never used the last expensive tool you bought him). Not to worry! We’ve made it easy to… more

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts: Unique Gifts For Her

No matter what you give her, your mother is going to love it, because she loves you! But of course you want to get her a gift as unique and special as she is. Show her your appreciation by giving her a present she’ll treasure. Discover unique Mother’s Day gifts at The Vermont Country Store,… more

A Christmas Story: The Gift of Giving Back

A Christmas Story: The Gift of Giving Back

by Ann Warrell, Community Action Coordinator for The Vermont Country Store Let me introduce you to Michelle Murray, with her own words: “I would really like to be a part of The Vermont Country Store’s Volunteer Team, because when I attended the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland, The Vermont Country Store always provided Christmas… more

Family Traditions Make the Holidays Special

Family Traditions Make the Holidays Special

Christmas, more than any other time of year, is when we celebrate traditions, and so many of our favorite traditions are about food. From the old-fashioned candy that delighted Grandpa when he was a boy and buttery loaves of stollen dusted with powdered sugar, to real chocolate-covered sugarplums, and gingerbread houses frosted in “snow” and… more

Meaningful Holiday Gifts: Your Christmas Gift Guide

Meaningful Holiday Gifts: Your Christmas Gift Guide

It can be tough to find something original to give for the holidays, especially for someone who “has everything.” But believe us, everyone hopes for a truly meaningful gift. If you are puzzled about what to get someone close to you, here’s a different kind of gift guide that might help.   Give the gift… more