Troy Kinsgbury, owner of the Village Grocery in Waitsfield holds the 2019 proclamation deeming October 2019 Independent Country Store Month
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.
In signing the proclamation, Governor Scott acknowledged the integral role independent country stores have as an essential piece of Vermont communities and the tourism industry. He also acknowledged how they have played an integral role in supporting their communities during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. As the pandemic has continued, independent country stores have remained open to serve their communities at great personal risk to themselves and to their employees.