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.
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!