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  • Local, Quirky and Old School: Erskine’s Grain & Garden in Chester
    Local, Quirky and Old School: Erskine’s Grain & Garden in Chester

    Inside Erskine’s Grain & Garden, a fixture in Chester since 1952, customers will find flower seeds, chicken feed, farm tools, and everything in between. The store, started by the Erskine family, is now owned by Janessa Purney and her husband, Burleigh Sunflower. The couple, who live...

  • A Vision to Revive Main Street with Danby Village Shops
    A Vision to Revive Main Street with Danby Village Shops

    Danby is home to the largest underground marble quarry in the world, stretching more than a mile into Dorset Mountain. Its marble, used in many famous buildings and monuments, including the U.S. Supreme Court building and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, is known for its durability...

  • What Makes Vermont Weird?
    What Makes Vermont Weird?

    Chad Abramovich loves to explore the weird side of Vermont. He’s passionate about photographing abandoned buildings, learning every last detail about mysterious legends, and sharing strange tales that highlight obscure places. Abramovich, who publishes a blog, obscurevermont.com, and shares photos on his Instagram account, The Tyranny...

  • Merck Forest and Farmland Center

    The first time I visited Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vermont was in the early 1980s during an elementary school field trip. I've returned to the 3,100-acre forest over the years, but never in winter. On Saturday I stopped by and saw quite a...