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The Purveyors Of the Practical and Hard-To-Find, Since 1946




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Our History Our History

Learn more about The Vermont Country Store: Our history as a family-owned business, our stores in Weston and Rockingham, and many more interesting facts. See an interactive Timeline of The Vermont Country Store.

Customer Comments & Reviews Conversations & Letters

You learn a lot when you listen... And we've been listening to our customers since we opened our store doors in 1946. Read a compilation of our customer stories, letters, comments and reviews from over the years.

Orton Family Foundation Orton Family Foundation

Love your town? Have a passion for its improvement? Learn how the Orton Family Foundation can help empower its residents, enrich its community, and ensure your town has a vibrant future.

Gardner,Lyman,Eliot,and Cabot Orton-Proprietors
Gardner, Lyman, Eliot, and Cabot Orton


We Are a Family
Owned Business

In 1946, Vrest and Mildred Orton printed their first catalog and sent it to 1,000 people, using their Christmas card list as the heart of their mailing. Vrest, a frugal Yankee through and through, insisted that what they sold must be practical, useful, and actually work. Our family still holds true to this principle as Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-To-Find.

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