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Celebrating the Best of the Past…

…All While Building for the Future When you visit our store, you’ll see that we sell a lot of natural, time-tested remedies in our old-time Apothecary Department. The centerpiece of the department is pretty time-tested itself: an original, typically ornate apothecary display case from the mid-19th century. And what a magnificent thing it is! It… more

Winter Catalog from The Vermont Country Store

Come Winter… Vermonters Know How to Have Fun!

For many, winter is long and dreary. In fact, every year people pray the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow just so the season will be six weeks shorter. However, despite the groundhog, winters here in Vermont last no less than 6 months. Therefore, instead of counting down the days until spring, we embrace winter and… more

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How Customer Reviews Shape Us

If you’re new to The Vermont Country Store then you might not know a lot about our history. We are a real country store, here in Vermont, and we have been around since 1946. We have two locations, one in Weston, Vermont and another in Rockingham, Vermont. Our grandfather, Vrest Orton, started The Vermont Country… more

Butter Cookies with Christmas Jam

How to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

Cookie Break Holidays can be a hectic time. Between the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating, and spreading holiday cheer, who doesn’t deserve a cookie break? But with everything going on, spending hours in the kitchen cooking batch after batch of all your favorite holiday cookies just sounds exhausting. If you’d rather spend your time decking… more

cranberry orange scones recipe

Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

Scents of the Holidays… There are certain aromas that become inextricably linked to the holidays. The fresh, sharp smell of a fir tree decorated with care. The spicy, sweet scent of gingerbread men cooling on the counter, waiting to be frosted. The warm, inviting fragrance of mulled apple cider, ready and waiting to thaw winter… more

Vermont Country Store Christmas Food Catalog

The Christmas Foods That Time Forgot

Why is it that some Christmas foods… have become beloved traditions while others have fallen out of favor and landed on the Isle of Misfit…Recipes? Take mincemeat pie, figgy pudding, and fruitcake for example. Despite heated debates over fruitcake in particular, these earthy, spiced desserts show up on dessert tables around the world. And if… more

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For the Love of Vintage Ornaments

Charming History There’s a certain charm that only old-fashioned vintage Christmas decorations seem to possess. And when we say “vintage” we’re not only talking about the very precious (and sometimes very valuable) ornaments that date back generations. Rather, we mean those handmade and dime store ornaments from yesteryear that hold a special place in your… more

Vermont Country Store Christmas Catalog

Celebrating Community and Christmas in Vermont

United in the Spirit of Giving Nestled between Landgrove to the north and Bromley Mountain to the south, the village of Peru, Vermont, has a population of 363 and one small, lovely Congregational church. Inside the church is a hand-painted mural of local meadows and rolling hills in shades of verdant summer green. It brings… more

illustration of the Vermont Country Store in fall

Lost and Found Apples

How many kinds of apples are there? If you’re like most people, you can think of a half-dozen or so: Gala, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Red Delicious…you know, the ones you see in the grocery store. You might even guess that there are a few dozen more varieties that you don’t see that often. Not even… more

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Back When a 5-Cent Styrofoam Ball Was Priceless

Among the treasured Christmas ornaments that come out of the box each year are some real antiques: blown-glass teardrops from the turn of the century, Victorian-style glass icicles, and lithographed tin ornaments depicting Santa and his reindeer. Some are so delicate, it’s a miracle they remain intact! But for most of us, the greater treasures… more