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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

How to Stay Warm and Healthy

How True Vermonters Stay Healthy in Winter

Up here in Vermont we keep healthy by keeping busy. Ben Franklin was right; idleness, like isolation, is bad for the mind and body. Do those chores today, not tomorrow. Stand, don’t sit. Our neighbors are real Vermonters, salty old-timers in the best way, “tough as a ten-cent steak.” In their eighties they still chop… more

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Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

Must-Haves for Your Medicine Chest By Gardner Orton, Proprietor People often ask me what to take when they come down with a cold or the flu. Having spent the past 18 years studying holistic health and natural medicine, I know a thing or two about using natural remedies to stay healthy. I’ll share my favorite… more