How to Guide: Layering for Warmth

How to Guide: Layering for Warmth

Now that cold weather has moved in and the holidays are coming right up, it can feel like you need several different outfits—every day. You’re indoors, outdoors, at work, running errands, socializing with friends or spending time at home with family. In Vermont, it’s not unusual to experience all four seasons in one day, so… 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

mud season

Our Feet Are in Winter, Our Heads Are in Spring

Next to fiery Fall, mud season is Vermont’s most famous time of year. Famous, that is, for muddy footprints being tracked into the house, cars encrusted with salt and dirt, and sudden snow squalls. It’s Vermont’s fifth season (sixth, if you include stick season, but that’s another story). It seems odd to commemorate what seems… more

Red Fleece and Wool Cape

4 Tips to Keep You Warm and Stylish

Here in Vermont, we’re no strangers to the chill of winter. With snow flying from November to March (and sometimes even April!) and temperatures that don’t climb above 30 for several months, we get plenty of practice dressing warm. For those that spend their winter days outside, warm layers, fleece lined pants, and warm, waterproof… 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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Gingerbread Spice Makes Everything Nice

When you are longing to share warmth and comfort indoors, a batch of gingerbread can do just the trick! Inspired by Mildred Orton’s original recipe, ours takes the ginger aspect up a notch with the addition of crystallized ginger, which gives the bottom of the cake a sweet, sticky layer. The batter will seem thin… more