Vermont Retail & Grocers Association
VRGA creates a unified voice for its engaged membership to influence legislation through lawmaker and public education. Our benefits are fundamental to our members’ economic success and to their positive community impact.
Member Spotlight: Branon Family Maple Orchards
Cecile and Tom Branon purchased a Fairfield dairy farm from Tom’s father and mother in 1984. From there, Branon Family Maple Orchards morphed into a 4,000-acre sugaring operation in Fairfield and Bakersfield now producing a line of specialty maple foods with a growing legion of faithful customers both locally and nationally. We are a family operation working with our sons Kyle, Shane & Evan, their wives Loni & Jennah, and our grandchildren.
Member Spotlight: Bakersfield Village Deli
Shaun and Jen Montague opened The Village Deli & Market in 2016 as a neighborhood convenience store and deli located in the heart of beautiful Bakersfield, Vermont. The opportunity to re-open this business as a replacement to a similar, successful one in the same location and building was simply the result of timing and “turning lemons into lemonade.”