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Local First Vermont

Local First Vermont is a program of VBSR.  

Our mission is to preserve and enhance the economic, human, and natural vitality of Vermont communities by promoting the importance of purchasing from locally-owned independent businesses. We achieve this through education of citizens, businesses and local governments.

About Us

Why Local First?



The Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book

Every year, Local First Vermont produces the Buy Local Book to encourage Vermonters to support locally-owned businesses. The book includes a wealth of resources (lists of farmers markets, Vermont breweries, etc) plus more than 200 coupons from some of the finest locally-owned businesses located in Addison, Chittenden, and Washington counties. The book sells for $18 in select stores; coupons are good for a full year and are valued at more than $3,000!


Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union