Pittsfield, Vermont is a small New England town where folks can enjoy the best of all seasons. Hiking, biking, tubing, skiing, or even weddings. Both Riverside Farm and Amee Farm Lodge offer great wedding venues and lodging. Another of the gems in this quaint town is the Original General Store of Rt.100, Pittsfield, VT. Step inside and you will feel like you have stepped back in time. To a time when General Stores were it. There were no big grocery stores like Stop & Shop. You went to the General Store for everything from penny candy to groceries, from a t-shirt to a warm to pair of gloves, from a cookbook to a hot cooked meal. And folks were friendly…always had a smile for you, because time wasn’t rushed. A trip to the General Store was a big day out and you might only go once a week.
Pittsfield’s Original General Store has that same feeling. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful products there – many from Vermont. You’ll also find a huge wine selection, books, soaps, syrups, clothing, and more. But a stop by the Original General Store isn’t complete without ordering up breakfast, lunch or dinner. Truly a great all around experience! We enjoyed a robust breakfast after photographing for 2 hours at sunrise in 6 degree weather. After filling our bellies, we filled our shopping basket with Vermont made goodies for Christmas presents for friends and family.
From a stay at Amee Farm Lodge to a visit to Riverside Farm, to breakfast & shopping at the Original General Store, Joe & Courtney Desena have created something wonderful in the little gem of a town of Pittsfield, VT When thinking of places that truly embody the idea of “New England”, this is at the top of the list. Whether you stay in Pittsfield or just stop by the Original General Store for a hearty meal, I can’t imagine that you would be disappointed. Happy trails and safe travels!