Today I drove over and spent the day at The Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont. The Vermont Country Store, are purveyors of the “Practical and Hard to Find” since 1946. They feature heritage products and brands from the past. They have two locations in Vermont, one in Weston and the other in Rockingham. You may also visit their online store and shop online or thru their catalogs.
Upon entering you may choose one of their custom bags or a cart and a bag to shop with. This is part of their procedure to stay safe during these pandemic times.
This store is broken into different sections for you to shop.
Women and Men’s Clothing / Bath and Soaps / Pets / Toys / Bedroom & linens / Kitchen / Cleaning Supplies / Maple Syrup / Candy / Cheese, Crackers & Dips / Christmas. There are many other miscellaneous products scattered within as well.
The Vermont Country Store is chock-full with goodies from days gone by. You will discover products you’ll remember from your childhood that you will not believe. Like these bottles of Lemon Up! Be truthful, do you remember this shampoo from the ’70s if you are old enough to remember?
And where do you ever see people weighing themselves in public? I had to wait for the line to go down before taking this photo of an old fashion scale where people actually wait in line to weigh themselves.
Another section worth mentioning is the “Reduce Reuse” section of recycled products. And isn’t this building absolutely beautiful with all its wooden beams and flooring? It’s filled with all the character of an old New England home or barn filled with products that will just warm you up on a Vermont fall day! I promise!
The candy section is ominous really, with a full candy counter where you can create your own assorted candy bags. Homemade chocolates of all kinds and you will find all the candies from days gone by here too. Super delicious!
No country store in Vermont is complete without its own cheese room! The cheese room at The Vermont Country Store also includes dips, sauces, pickles, and pasta. It’s such a delight.
*Pre-pandemic you could taste all the cheeses and dips, which was so much fun.
And we can’t forget all the Vermont maple syrup. Vermont is the nation’s leading producer of maple syrup. Producing over 2 million gallons of syrup in 2020, Vermont generated over 50 percent of the country’s maple syrup, which stems from more than 1,500 sugarhouses statewide. And if you haven’t tried Vermont’s rich maple syrup paired with Vermont cheddar cheese, you are seriously missing out!
And upon leaving you’ll want to grab a homemade dish made with all the cheese, syrups, dips, etc. at Mildred’s just outside the steps of The Vermont Country Store.