fire roasted tomato soup

Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

e combination of fire-roasted tomatoes and Vermont Cheddar is a time-honored favorite in these parts, with the cheese adding depth and smoothness to the smoky, rich tomatoes. Fire-roast your own fresh tomatoes as we do here, or substitute a can of store-bought fire roasted tomatoes for a quick, satisfying soup ready to ladle into bowls… more

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rural Vermont is steeped deeply in traditions that go back generations. Community is often at the center of our Vermont traditions, with townwide events inviting neighbors far and wide to come together for town meetings, tree lightings, and potlucks for all occasions. This time spent with our friends and family is treasured and significant, and… more

Cranberry Orange Quickbread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

When the first day of fall arrives, it seems as though the whole country goes crazy for all things pumpkin. From pumpkin pies to lattes to cheesecakes, the flavor of pumpkin spice infuses everything with a comforting warmth that is quintessentially fall. But fall is more than just pumpkin. Apples, peas, squash, and sweet potatoes… more

Vermont Apple Crisp

Vermont Apple Crisp with Cookie Buttons

  Come September, cooler nights start to bring a hint of reds, oranges, and yellows to the lush green foliage, the smell of wood smoke drifts through the air, and apple orchards throughout Vermont are filled with fruit-heavy trees finally ready to be picked. People travel from all around for the crisp, flavorful apples, and… more

Vermont Common Crackers with an Uncommon History

Vermont Common Crackers with an Uncommon History

Fans of The Vermont Country Store have enjoyed our Vermont Common Crackers for many years, but few know they have quite an uncommon history. When Common Crackers debuted in Vermont in 1828, they were the first commercially made crackers in America. They are a plain, dry, round biscuit that you split in half before topping… more

harvested fiddleheads

Fiddleheads: The First and Tastiest Sign of Spring

In Vermont, we can always tell when spring is truly in the air by looking down along streams, river beds, and swampy areas. What we’re looking for are bright green spirals pushing up from the ground. These are fiddleheads, and they are the furled fronds of young ferns. Did you know all ferns have a… more

storekeeper's favorites

Storekeeper Favorite Foods, Just in Time for Spring!

With the change of seasons comes the welcome prospect of getting together with family and friends. There are so many delicious and tempting treats in our store; it can be hard to know what to try or where to start. So, when we’re looking for something tasty to share and serve at our next gathering,… more