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Buy Local.
buy local vermont first.

not sure what to get someone for the holidays? this resource guide & coupon book  will cover anyone left on your list.

this project of vermont businesses for social responsibility is just packed with info and great deals from businesses around the state of vermont (addison, chittenden & washington counties).

here’s their list of 11 reasons (from the book) to support the vermont businesses included in the guide:

1.   keep money in vermont I
2.   embrace what makes us different
3.   get better service
4.   create and keep good jobs
5.   promote competition & diversity
6.   help preserve the environment
7.   support community groups
8.   put your taxes to good use
9  . keep money in vermont II
10. invest in the community
11. bank around town

note: to see explanations of each item listed above, buy the book!

the list of companies/coupons is just too long to post here – but there are coupons to some of our favorites: dakin farm, danforth pewter, vermont cookie love, city market, conant metal & light, healthy living, lake champlain chocolates, new moon, outdoor gear exchange, shelburne farms, small dog electronics, the flying pig, the skinny pancake, good news garage, old spokes home, the chubby muffin, onion river sports and the store to name just a few (ok, well, that was more than a few – but you get the idea).

for a full list of all companies click here (there have to be more than 500!!).

convinced? want to buy one? here’s the list of places where you can buy one, or two or….

this is a feel good gift all the way around – you can’t go wrong.

my little cupcake recently opened another retail store in burlington. meet all their flavors – pictured above are salted caramel, butterfingers, chocolate hearts vanilla, cookies and cream*, snickers and the usuals (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla just to name a few.

they have the cutest little logo for their cute little cupcakes that you take it home on a coffee mug.

If you’re heading to burlington – you’ll find them on the corner of south winooski and college streets and make sure to check out the wall painting done by newduds. (not so sure like the cute logo in windows? they are in cool old brick building – maybe a more stylized logo would be better?).

notice the finger holes in the box above? perfect fir for your fingers to take out a cupcake WITHOUT touching the cupcake. ohsoclever!

p.s. spot the pupcake?

*unanimous favorite