Vermont Country Store

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    Vermont Country Store Address

    ••• In the tiny town of Weston, the Vermont Country Store is a a Vermont landmark. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    You don't have to live in Vermont or even visit to love the Vermont Country Store. You simply need to have been the recipient of one of its folksy catalogues filled with ads for long underwear, old-fashioned nostrums, and classic candies.

    Yet the Vermont Country Store is more than a virtual emporium. The apotheosis of rustic retailing, the Vermont Country Store has two logs-and-mortar locations in its home state, in the towns of Weston and Rockingham.

    In the Vermont Country Store's Apothecary area, you'll find rare elixirs and potions good for what ails you - along with obscure conditions your hypochondriacal mind may not have yet conceived.

    Stomach Rescue, a natural supplement intended to fight the four primary sources of food poisoning, can be a boon to travelers. Those with a strong stomach ought to go to town sampling the variety of cheddar cheeses. Whatever your pleasure (or if you're looking for new ones), a visit to the Vermont Country Store is great fun for two.

    The...MORE Vermont Country Store is located in the center of Weston, right across from the Village Green.

    Address:
    657 Main Street
    Weston, Vermont 05161
    802-824-3184
    Vermont Country Store Online

    Directions: On Route 100, the Vermont Country Store is located in Weston 6 miles north of Route 11.

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  • 02 of 09

    Vermont Country Store Grounds

    ••• Facilities include a restaurant, nature trail, picnic area, and parking area for cars and buses. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    The original Vermont Country Store has expanded over the years and is very welcoming.

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  • 03 of 09

    Vermont Country Store Hours

    ••• Whether you want to visit the Vermont Country Store during the morning hours or the afternoon hours, you will find it open. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    Vermont Country Store is open 8.5 hours daily for 7 days a week.

    The days and hours of operation at the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham are the same as at the Weston store.

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  • 04 of 09

    Vermont Country Store Headquarters

    ••• Shoppers arrive at headquarters by the busload. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    Weston is the original headquarters of the Vermont Country Store.

    Since 1946 the Vermont Country Store has dominated the center of town and drawn visitors from around the world.

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  • 05 of 09

    Vermont Country Store Antiques

    ••• In addition to this corner displaying antique scales, the Vermont Country Store mingles old and new wares on the floor, enticing customers to look and linger. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    Part of the fun of visiting the Vermont Country Store is taking the time to look over its collection of antiques. Some are simply there for display and not for sale.

    In the clothing section of the Vermont Country Store a vintage corset and high-button boots were on display (also not for sale).

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  • 06 of 09

    Anti-Monkey Butt Powder

    ••• You don't have to live in the jungle to appreciate Anti-Monkey Butt Powder. The soothing original blend sold in-store and online contains talcum powder and calamine. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    The merchandisers of the Vermont Country Store have a sense of humor about some the products they offer.

    On the Anti-Monkey Butt page, the product is available in original, Lady, and Baby formulations.

    In addition to  silly-sounding but harmless nostrums, the Vermont Country Store also sells what it calls "Intimate Solutions" -- i.e. vibrators and other sex toys to perk up anyone's libido -- in a non-sleazy atmosphere.

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    Original Vermont Country Store

    ••• Small populations and great distances between towns led to the development of general stores like the original Vermont Country Store that sell everything from clothing to tools to food to items for the home and hearth. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    Although there are country stores all over Vermont that sell a range of merchandise, this facility is considered the original Vermont Country Store.

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  • 08 of 09

    Vermont Country Store Clothing

    ••• The Vermont Country Store dresses its customers from the inside out. © Susan Breslow Sardone.

    In the rear of the Weston store, bras, underpants, nightgowns, and robes are on display. There is a small fitting room for clothing try-ons.

    From swimsuits to long johns, garter belts to shearling slippers, the Vermont Country Store features clothing to get customers through every season and offers apparel for informal occasions.

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  • 09 of 09

    Bryant House Restaurant

    Bryant House restaurant
    ••• Open for lunch daily, the Bryant House restaurant is adjacent to the Vermont Country Store. Hours are 11am - 3:30pm.. © Susan Breslow Sardone. 

    If you haven't had your fill of cheese, fudge, and other delicious samples at the Vermont Country Store, get a bite to eat at the Bryant House restaurant.

    Somewhat sterile in decor, the Bryant House restaurant offers soups, salads, and sandwiches, many featuring local Vermont cheddar. With every entree comes a plate of jonnycakes.

    While waiting for your lunch to arrive, head up one flight up stairs to see the beautifully preserved bedroom set in the Bryant House restaurant.

    According to Michael Stern, author of Road Food with his wife Jane, "Jonnycakes (a.k.a. Johnny Cakes) usually resemble pancakes. At the Bryant House, the jonnycake is a cornmeal and molasses loaf, sliced and seved warm. It is moist, grainy-textured, and good-smelling, with a nostalgic flavor that put us in mind of bread coming out of a 1930s enamel kitchen oven."

    Bryant House Menu