What is VAICS?

The Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance country stores, while preserving their unique heritage and contributions to their communities.

This site can help you plan your trip through Vermont, as you stop at our Independent Country Stores for food and fuel and souvenirs and conversation and new friendships. Our individual store pages tell you what products and services you can find, offer pictures of the stores along with local history background, and give links to local sites and other information.


Country Store Meeting Set for June 10

Warren Store

The annual meeting of the Vermont Alliance of Country Stores is set for Wednesday, June 10, at the Pitcher Inn and historic Warren Store in the village of Warren, VT. More details to come soon.