Taftsville Country Store serves Vermont by saying,"if it's not made here in Vermont, we don't carry it." That became very evident as I looked around and saw jams, jellies, pancake mixes, fruit butters, coffees, cocoas, fiddleheads, dilly beans, mustards, common crackers, bread mixes, pastas and pasta sauces, maple candy, salad dressings, dipping oils, barbecue sauces, hot sauces. You get the idea. The store is best known for their selection of over forty Vermont cheeses. Their wine shop also features some intriguing vintages and great buys. Their maple syrup, made locally at a farm in South Woodstock, is sold in glass bottles with old fashioned labels or in tins and jugs. There's also a mail order catalogue, an on-line catalogue, and shipping most anywhere.
I was so glad I took the time to see this unusual store, and I did get pictures of some of the beautiful homes in the area.