Co-op to the Core Since 1972!

Plainfield, VT


What might appear at first glance as just another rural New England town is anything but. Local Goddard College has always attracted educated liberal types with colorful flair, including members of the band Phish, David Mamet, Piers Anthony, and abstract artist Robert M. Fisher.  An art gallery, bookstore, pizza place, and community-maintained flower garden add to the charm, as does the public library just down the road on US Route 2 where they often still check out books using the old-fashioned honor system.


GODDARD COLLEGE What began as a seminary spanning the years 1863 to 1937 is now a unique, low-residency Adult Degree Program focusing on liberal arts and fine arts.


Your local library: where neighbors meet!  Hours, event details, & free electronic resources on-line, too: catalog, access to free on-line classes, audiobooks and e-books!  

RIVER HOUSE YOGA River House Yoga is Plainfield's community oriented Yoga, fitness, and movement space located next to the Blinking Light Gallery and holding classes 7 days a week. Classes are offered by donation or on a drop in basis. The River House also features workshops, local art, and yoga and wellness items. For more information Call Silvan at 802-535-9039.

BREAD & PUPPET Politically radical puppet theater founded in the 1960s. While currently based in Glover, VT, it's just too juicy not to mention. Their satirical Uncle Sam on stilts is a highlight of the Fourth of July celebrations in nearby Cabot.

PLAINFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY If it illustrates or helps establish the history of Plainfield, chances are, it’s here. The Society’s collection of Plainfield history materials includes 700 slides made from private collections, 36 oral history tapes recorded between 1989 and 1991, a republished 140 page pictorial history of the town, and the much-loved annual calendar filled with fascinating old-timey historical photographs.

THE TOWN OF PLAINFIELD'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE  All you ever wanted to know about Plainfield, or, at the very least, where to find it.


BLINKING LIGHT GALLERY A fine selection of beautiful handmade Vermont art and craft including: ceramics, photographs, paintings, cards, tiles, fiber arts, yarn, gourds, sculpture, poetry, books, music, carvings, stained glass and jewelry. What a great way to support local artists.

THE COUNTRY BOOKSHOP Located in a charming 100 year old country home, they have 30,000 books in all subject areas – with specialties including folklore, folk music, and books about bells & carillons.

CUSHINGS CLUTTER ANTIQUES Family-owned for over 30 years and known for their high-quality oak, walnut and mahogany furniture. A good selection of marble top stands & chests, and if you’re in the market for antique dining room chairs, look no further.



POSITIVE PIE PIZZA Hand-tossed and wood-fired Sicilian pizza that was recently ranked among the Top 11 nationwide by Travel & Leisure online.

MAPLE VALLEY Awesome breakfast sandwiches and a fine lunch menu.  Please try the smoothies, at our heartiest recommendation.
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