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.”
Age and Beauty: Vermont's Country Stores
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…
Grab a Grinder: Exploring Vermont's Deli's
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,…
Explore Vermont: A Day in the NEK
Begin in Craftsbury We start the journey north in Craftsbury. A charming valley town, historically it’s been known for its rich farmland. Craftsbury…
Explore Vermont: What To Do From Manchester To Peru
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…
Explore Vermont: Stowe to Waitsfield
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…
Governor Declares October Independent Country Store Month
Gov. Phil Scott today signed a proclamation declaring October to be Independent Country Store Month in Vermont, recognizing how important the state’s country stores are to the cultural, economic and social lives of Vermonters.
Member Spotlight: McDonald's
As members of VRGA, McDonalds finds great value in the coalition of businesses- especially smaller businesses- that work together to educate, advocate and showcase the countess ways we contribute not just to Vermont’s economy, but to civic life. VRGA -and its leaders -do a great job in staying on top of the matters that affect us and in fighting for what affects us- in the legislature and at every level of government.