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Healing Sunshine: How to Enjoy the Sun Safely

Summer is finally here, and with it comes longer days and more sunshine!  Many of us have come to love the sun and the healing benefits it has to offer.  In recent years however, the sun has been more recognized for its damaging effects than for how it can positively affect our health.  This is… more

Paper Bag Cow, a Great Kid's Craft

Practical Solutions For Everyday Problems: 25+ uses for brown paper lunch bags

Frugal folks like us are always looking for new uses for favorite old-time products. We asked our Facebook friends if they still used brown paper lunch bags, and WOW, they sure do! Here are some of the many ways this humble object can make your everyday life a little easier: Flour-coat chicken, stew meat, etcetera.… more

Birthday Bash

Small Town, Big Celebration!

Mark your calendars! On June 18, 2016, we’re celebrating The Vermont Country Store’s 70th anniversary–and the 80th anniversary of the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont. The fun begins at 11 AM. There will be a parade, and free cake and ice cream for all, plus kid’s activities, museum tours, scavenger hunts, live music, local food… more

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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

Jersey milk cows

Practical Solutions for Everyday Problems #1: What to do when a cow steps on your foot

Don’t laugh. When the populations of cows and people are nearly equal, as it is in Vermont, such events are not at all uncommon. The first thing you must do is get the cow off of your foot. That’s oftentimes easier said than done because they tend to settle in for a spell when they’re… more

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No Fooling: Maple Syrup May Be the New Brain Food!

Here’s a bit of health news that’s almost too good to be true: At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, international scientists shared studies indicating that maple syrup can protect the brain against the kind of cell damage that causes Alzheimer’s Disease. According to an article in Medical News, extracts of pure maple… more

Vermonters Are Soft On Tough Winters

Winter in Vermont, We’re Soft on this Tough Season

Perhaps you are one of our many customers in a corner of the country with gentle, balmy winters. Possibly, you “escaped” the Northeast years ago and never looked back! We can’t blame you. Vermont winters are long, cold, and heavy on the snow—they aren’t for everyone. If you tried to place an order with us… more

Snow in Northwest Montana, January 2016

How Our Facebook Friends Stay Warm In Winter

Winter 2016 is proving to be a wild ride for millions of folks all across the USA. Last week, when winter storm “Ilias” was surging through much of the Midwest and South, we asked our Facebook friends how the weather was in their neck of the woods, and what they were doing to stay warm… more

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6 Things to Do in Southern Vermont in January

Six months out of every year, our abundance of snow, ski slopes, and lodges makes Vermont a premier destination for hundreds of thousands of skiers. But you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy Vermont in winter; there are plenty of exciting, fun, entertaining, and relaxing things to do in our Green Mountain State.… more