An old-time favorite – Vermont Country Store
Like an old-time general store, their online shop is crammed to the rafters with practical and hard-to-find goods, from apothecary to food, old fashion things for the kitchen, from housewares to outdoor furniture and from sleepwear to footwear. In fact, their total inventory is over 5200 items.
The Vermont Country Store has been in operation since 1946 and is owned and operated by the Orton family which founded the Orton Family Foundation. This foundation seeks to transform the land use planning system as a pathway to vibrant and sustainable communities by helping engage and empower people to make land-use decisions inspired by their community’s heart and soul. In partnership with non-profit organizations, local and regional planning agencies, and others, The Foundation embraces the poet Gary Snyder’s belief that “People who can agree they share a commitment to the landscape even if they are otherwise locked in struggle with each other have at least one deep thing to share.”
The old-time favorite foods and candies make their site especially appealing to those of us who remember the wonderfully delicious flavor of candy store licorice and Horlicks tablets. They even have Boston fruit slices. Of course, their candy selection (vast that it is) would not be complete without a tempting array of pure Vermont maple syrup candies. They also have a wide assortment of jams and jellies that will transform your morning toast or bagel into a gourmet meal. There are over 15 flavors to choose from for yourself or for the perfect gift. Check them all out so that you, too, can enjoy what thousand of others have through the years. Many faithful customers remember the early printed catalogs The Vermont Country store mailed; they were small and in black and white. People still bought their products because of the high quality. Today, in vivid color, those products are depicted online; the only thing that’s missing is that you can’t taste them until you order! Once you do, you won’t be sorry.
You’re probably already asking, “What about maple syrup?” Do they ever have maple syrup! There’s nothing quite like their Vermont maple syrup and it’s available in many different sizes and types of containers. In fact, there are over thirteen different offerings. The taste is irresistible and the prices are quite reasonable.
With all the emphasis today on neck and back pain, many sufferers through the years have sworn by the benefits of buckwheat hull pillows to ease the tension of muscle pain. Filled with premium buckwheat hulls, their buckwheat pillows are made by the original company that first introduced them to this country, as opposed to cheap knockoffs found in stores. Each pillow conforms to the exact contours of your head and neck while providing flexible support and minimizing the stress on your neck and shoulders, relieving muscle pain- a fact many in Far Eastern countries have known for centuries. The Vermont Country Store offers these stress-reducing pillows in several different sizes and prices. If you are among those who can’t get a good night’s sleep because of neck pain, try one of these pillows. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how good they feel.
While shopping for bedding, also browse through the delightful gingham spreads and those of 1005 cotton cord and. They will take you back to the less stressful days of your youth. There is just so much merchandise, that it is difficult to select just a few upon which to focus. You, in the comfort of your home, can go online and discover a whole new world of products, some familiar and maybe some that are not. Be adventurous and try something new. You’ll be delighted with your “discoveries'”.
Although there are many things that separate it from other online merchants, of particular note is that The Vermont Country Store has a dedicated team of researchers who tenaciously search for items you may have thought had disappeared forever. And more often than not they find them. Their online site let’s you indicate what item of yesteryear you are looking for and their staff will do everything in their power to find that item for you and advise you of their search. This has been true in so many instances – finding an old fashioned butter keeper for a customer and waxed paper bags for another.
The original maple-flavored hot cereal is available again at The Vermont Country Store. Maypo, the slow-cooking hot cereal, is lower in sodium and fat than instants, is cholesterol-free, and is rich in fiber. Everyone who remembers children’s TV in the 1950s remembers the line, “I want my Maypo!” and if you can’t recall how good it is, here’s your chance to refresh your memory. You’ll love it and so will your children.