The Vermont Country Store
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- The Vermont Country StoreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Mar 31, 2013
We chose the country roads rather than the interstate driving from Massachusetts to northern Vermont. On the way was the little town of Weston and the Vermont Country Store, full of old-time nostalgia and tasty treats including (of course) Vermont cheeses and maple syrup.
- The Vermont Country StoreFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Full disclosure: I've had a life-long fascination with the Vermont Country Store catalogue. I'm not from the Northeastern United States and I've spent very little time there, so receiving the VCS catalogue was like a window on this strange place called Yankeeland. I imagined it peopled by muumuu-wearing yankees who eat bread out of cans (really, check it out: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Food_&_Candy/Pantry_&_Canned_Goods/Breads,_Crackers_&_Snacks/Brown_Bread_in_a_Can_%28Set_of_2_Cans%29/H2657?searchid=7SPDNONB&feedid=googlenonbrand&jadid=8857596018&jk=brown%20bread&js=1&jmt=1_b_&jp=&jkId=8a8ae4e73032771a0130757cef3378b9&jt=1&jsid=20123&gclid=CJG3q66Ppq8CFUbe4AodDkKmWw
So visiting the Vermont Country Store was more of a pilgrimage than an idle visit, hence the five stars. Reader, it did not disappoint! It has all of the bizarre catalogue items crammed into a repurposed house on the main street in Weston. I could have spent all day there. Sadly, I had to skip the cheese room due to lack of refrigeration on my road trip. I did grab some Minnetonka moccasins and Wilbur buds as souvenirs. The only problem was that there is zero cell phone reception or wifi and my social media-addicted entourage went into dt's. If you can convince your group to hang around, there is a VCS restaurant and a couple of other stores nearby. And a VCS hiking trail! Also, be warned: southern Vermont is actually a dump and you will have to drive many back roads lined with decrepit shacks and rusted vehicle collections in order to reach the promised land. Persevere, pilgrim! Just fill up the gas before you leave civilization.