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.


Vermont Magazine Features Country Stores

Vermont magazine

Each issue of Vermont Magazine generally features an interesting article and profile one of the state's country store gems, many of which are member of the Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores. Our thanks to editor & publisher Phil Jordan for sharing a few with us:

Adamant Co-op

Wayside Country Store

Buxton's Store

Putney General Store