Vermont Dollars Vermont Sense

Categories: Big picture, Books
Published on: August 14, 2015

resilience.org / 13 August 2015

Vermonters have long been mindful about preserving their small communities, and protecting and strengthening the local businesses that give their communities such unique character. One of the ways they have done this is by voting with their wallets. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Vermonters purchase the most local food per capita in the country. Vermont’s chapter of Businesses for Social Responsibility has the most members of any state — not just per capita, but in total. Small, local businesses are still the rule in Vermont, rather than the exception. Travel down just about any Main Street in the state and instead of a long line of predictable, any-where-ville national chains, you’ll find door after door of proud local stores.