Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store is a family-owned and -operated store with a variety of groceries, local treats, homemade cooking items, holiday ornaments, and nostalgic gifts.



Our original general store and catalog business were built on the premise that all the merchandise we sell must be durable and above all practical. We've maintained this tradition for more than 70 years, continually finding and sharing only the best classic products as well as unique and hard-to-find products. Your satisfaction is our top priority. That's why every item is backed by our no-hassle, no-fuss 100% guarantee meaning that we will exchange any item or refund your money if it does not meet with your satisfaction. We provide polite, courteous service and proudly uphold our Customer Bill of Rights.

As its catalog mailing list grew, the store gained national attention with the publication of a 1952 article in the Saturday Evening Post by Edward Shenton entitled, "The Happy Shopkeeper of the Green Mountains". At the time, The Saturday Evening Post had a readership of several million people and was one of the most widely read publications in America. The feature article yielded The Vermont Country Store unprecedented exposure to a national audience, resulting in tens of thousands of inquiries from people all over the country, eager to visit the store. Vrest was quick to capitalize on this new-found publicity and began expanding the store. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


In 1959 Vrest and Mildred bought the home next to the store and opened a restaurant, The Bryant House. In 1968, Vrest was inspired by the growth of the business to open a second store on Route 103 in Rockingham, Vermont. The location features a mill pond, an authentic gristmill with a water wheel, and a restored covered bridge. In 2010, Orton's grandsons opened Mildred's Dairy Bar at the Bryant House, in honor of Mildred Orton. The dairy bar serves classic New England roadside food, featuring Wilcox's ice cream, delivered from the Wilcox farm in Manchester, Vermont, where Mildred was raised.

The friendly vibe you feel when you set foot in the Warren Store dates back to 1839 when building was constructed as a stagecoach stop inn and a boarding house. Even then it was the center of activity for Warren, bringing folks together for food and conversation and warmth. Over the years, the building has been home to the town library, the post office, community dances, a hardware store and a country store. Today, we’re still at the heart of the community, a welcoming gathering place where you can stock up on provisions and goodies, catch up on town news, warm yourself by the woodstove, and share stories with people who are always glad to listen. (Source:



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