August Is Like the Sunday of Summer.

But here in The Valley we go out with a bang!

The Vermont Festival of the Arts with the Taste of the Valley, Vermont Music Fest, and so many activities each day that it will leave your head pleasantly spinning.  Why go anywhere when there are so many diverse activities for all ages?  I encourage everyone to support this special month.  A special thank you to Karen Nevin and her staff and all the talented people who are donating their time, talent, and energy to make this month long series of events such a great asset for the Mad River Valley and all of those who live and visit here.  I also extend my appreciation to the Rotary for taking on the Music Fest and injecting their resources and energy.  So many people doing the good work to ensure The Valley’s vitality.  Thank you all!
We are certainly doing our part at the Warren Store! On our events page, we have a complete list of everything happening here at the store.

 “In August, most of Europe goes on holiday.” 

Tony Visconti

This coming month let’s live like the Europeans!  At the store our “International Dog Days of Summer Wednesdays” continue with Colleen and her Vermont Smoke and Cure hot dogs traveling the globe. We still have a lot of rosé and plenty of vino verde on hand for those lazy, hazy days of August. Both the deli and bakery will be taking full advantage of the late summer harvest and dressing up their specials, tarts, and pies. Our new and exciting Kingdom Creamery ice cream flavor is chocolate raspberry truffle!  I try to lose weight but it keeps finding me! 

We’re riding on the artisanal beer wave and we have the beer and Warren Store swag to prove it.  Our “pursuit of hoppiness” beer coozies and t shirts are here and they look great.  We’re fully stocked with Sean Lawson’s very popular Belgian tulip glasses inscribed with his logo.  And we have the beer!  Lately we have enough of Sean’s beer to last beyond Thirstday and we’re doing 1 case limits on Sip of Sunshine and Super Session!

At the store at this time of year we say goodbye and thank you to many of our seasonal high school and college kids who work in the deli.  They do a great job back there.  For many it’s their first job and we try to instill responsibility, work ethic, social skills, good customer service and having fun!  As a country store it’s our priority to be a kind of launching pad for so many of our local kids as they move on.  We have a great young community here in The Valley.

“Hair gets lighter, skin gets darker

Water gets warmer, drinks get colder

Music gets louder, life gets better.”


Jack Garvin, Store Manager