country stores

  • The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future
    The Elmore Store Looks to a Bright Future

    The Elmore Store on Route 12 is where you can pick up the mail and buy everything from a cup of coffee to a quart of milk to sausage pizza. Located across the street from The Elmore School—Vermont’s last one-room schoolhouse—the general store has been in...

  • 6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury
    6 Things to Know about Historic Newbury

    Newbury is not the oldest town in Vermont, but its historic charm is undeniable. Located in Orange County in northeastern Vermont along the Connecticut River, Newbury is one of those classic New England towns with beautifully maintained old homes, a general store on Main Street, and...

  • The Joys and Challenges of Running a Country Store
    The Joys and Challenges of Running a Country Store

    At the Warren Store in Vermont's Mad River Valley, you can find everything from fine wine, hot cider, and deli sandwiches to silver earrings, leather bags, and CBD products. Running a general store means juggling many tasks at once—tracking inventory, running a cash register, posting on...

  • West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community
    West Townshend Country Store Cafe Dedicated to Feeding the Community

    The tiny village of West Townshend is big on community spirit. At the heart of it all is the West Townshend Country Store, which serves as a café, post office, thrift store, and meeting house all in one. Located on Route 30 in Windham County, The West...

  • At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store
    At J.J. Hapgood, a Dream Dining Spot in the Comfort of a Country Store

    -Customers enjoying each other's company during a JJ Hapgood dinner. The J.J. Hapgood General Store and Eatery is one of the longest-running general stores in Vermont. Located in the heart of Peru village, the store reopened in 2013 after it sat empty for five years. Since then,...

  • Things to Do in Guilford Vermont
    Things to Do in Guilford Vermont

    When Addie Minot’s family was looking for places to live in the 1940s, they descended upon Guilford, Vermont, a tiny village in southern Vermont complete with a scenic covered bridge, historic church, and small river. Instantly, they knew it was a perfect place to live. At...

  • 12 Favorite Vermont General Stores
    12 Favorite Vermont General Stores

    “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” That’s pretty much the slogan for Vermont general stores, where you can find long underwear, fishing bait, penny candy, coffee, sandwiches, honey, and good conversation all under one roof. Vermont general stores have been an integral part of...

  • After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving
    After Facing an Uncertain Future, the Barnard General Store is Thriving

    On Route 12 near Silver Lake stands the 183-year-old Barnard General Store. The country store made headlines across the state three years ago when it closed for business. It then captured the attention of national news outlets when local fundraising efforts helped rescue the store...

  • Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years
    Jericho Country Store Still Thriving After 207 Years

    The Jericho Center Country Store has been part of Jon St. Amour’s life ever since he was a boy. He would stop in before school or on the way to his grandparents’ house. His dad worked at the store for a time, as did other...

  • A Vermont Country Store Returns to Peru
    A Vermont Country Store Returns to Peru

    The JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery, which first opened 150 years ago, was the longest-running general store in Vermont until it closed five years ago. New owners and Peru residents Juliette and Tim Britton felt strongly that the store needed to be revived for...