Shopping local is good for you, and good for Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Chamber and the Springfield Food Co-op are partnering with other area businesses in a new initiative to highlight the many benefits of shopping locally in our region. This cooperative effort is in its development phase, refining as it grows, and will be providing many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate our small business community! We encourage all area businesses that are interested to get involved to contact us for additional information – the more the merrier, because a rising tide floats all boats!

Our First Collective Event will be held on April 13. Take a tour to several area stores for a community-wide Open House Day!

Springfield Food Co-op will be giving gift bags to the first 25 people who visit the store on April 13, as well as a 5 percent discount to all shoppers! Sample some delicious local products and visit with vendors!

Visit Willow Farm Pet Services for 10 percent on pet toys, a raffle, and spring refreshments!

At Woodbury Florist, you’ll save 20 percent in their gift shop on April 13 and 14, and a visit to their beautiful greenhouse will offer rejuvenation along with extra savings on plants!

Tina’s Hallmark is celebrating 10 years of business with 10 days of events! Stop in each day for the surprises they have in store. Make sure to visit on April 13 for the big celebration!

Free one-week’s worth of fresh, nutritious meals when you book your first cookdate with Aroma Catering Vt.: a Taste of Europe and the Mediterranean Personal Chef services. Cost of groceries not included.

Free five freshly prepared meals of four servings each (total of 20 meals), your choice of soups, salads, lunches, or dinners.

Enjoy free fresh baked artisan European bread and dessert when you book four or more cookdates. Call or email to claim your free meals, 802-376-9552 or

Everyone’s favorite Vermont State Craft Center, the Gallery at the VAULT, will be featuring a Sale table, and offering refreshments.

Check out the Facebook event to keep up to date about happenings with Springfield Open House Day. We hope you enjoy this first of many upcoming events focused on the value of shopping local. Look for more details at these stores and throughout Springfield! If your small business is interested in joining the collaborative, please call Julie at Springfield Food Co-op at 802-885-3363 or contact the Chamber at 802-885-2779 or email

Written by Caitlin Christiana, Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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