Local First Vermont is a program of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. 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.
The Goals of Local First Vermont are:
- To educate consumers about the importance of buying local
- To promote locally owned businesses in Vermont
- To create incentives for Vermonters to buy local
- To strengthen Vermont communities
The Buy Local Coupon Book & Mobile App is the signature project of Local First Vermont. The 10th edition of the Buy Local Book was released on September 1, 2019 and includes offers to locally owned & independent businesses around the state. The book also includes resource pages (free to access on the app) that highlight merchants and educate readers on the impact of buying locally.
The books cost $15 and they are available for purchase at retailers around the state as well as through a number of Vermont school fundraising campaigns. The mobile app is free to download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, and it’s $15 to activate all of the coupons. The coupons are valid from September 1, 2019 through August 31 2020.