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While some people still feel comfortable walking into their local store, many don’t and that’s okay! As the holidays approach, lots of people find themselves wanting to support local businesses, but unsure how to do that. We’ve put together a guide to Vermont businesses who have beefed up their online…
Burlington, Vermont is a thriving city with enough unique businesses to fill a month of exploration. Known around the nation for the bustling Church Street Marketplace and the views of Lake Champlain that abound from around the city. You may be in town to drop off your son or daughter at UVM for the…
With the Covid-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, retailers are bracing for a dynamic shift in holiday shopping habits. As customers attempt to minimize their exposure to the virus, high volume high traffic “sale days” may fall by the wayside this year. Add on top that retailers are dealing…
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.
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.”
There’s a time-honored debate going on in Vermont, and it may never end… Walk in to any general store, in any town in Vermont, and ask: ”Which country store is the oldest?”. You’ll be met with a plethora of responses. Each town is sure that their town's store is the oldest and the best. So which is it…
Sub, grinder, foot long… Many names, but all one image. A huge slice of bread, packed with condiments, vegetables, meat, and cheese. Sometimes served hot, sometimes cold. Always satisfying and unique to the place it comes from. But where to go? So many spots offer superb sandwiches. The best grinder…
Begin in Craftsbury We start the journey north in Craftsbury.  A charming valley town, historically it’s been known for its rich farmland. Craftsbury is where the Black River takes its shape, which led to a number of mills in the early years of the town. You’re not coming to farm though, you’re in…
Taking a trip from Manchester to Peru may sound like a long global trek, but here in Vermont we can get it done in a day with some fun stops along the way! Each of the towns below have unique offerings and history to spare. Whether you go from town to town on a single trip or check a few off each weekend…
It’s a beautiful Saturday and the mountains are a tapestry as foliage hits its peak. This is it, the perfect day to explore Vermont! Follow the route below and you’re in for a wild ride; into valleys, across mountains, over rivers, and through the doors of some of the most fabled places in Vermont!  Start…