Right next to the Quechee Gorge are a few gift shops that sell all the typical stuff you don't need. This store, however, has an excellent selection of typical Vermont products that are really nice. I thought it was fun to explore this store ... not to mention that my mother didn't want to leave, LOL
What to buy: I found the chocolate to be delicious, the cheese was yummy and the maple syrup looked very good, too (and proved to be tasty later at home).
What to pay: average prices, really affordable
This is one of Vermont's oldest general stores, where you can buy (almost) everything you need or don't need from food (maple syrup and maple products, local and importet cheese etc.) over Hardware, Sporting & Fly Fishing supplies to Wine and Beer and everything inbetween. It is fun to explore the shop, sample the typical old-times ambience and find a gem here or there.
What to buy: I'd go for maple syrup and maple products.
When we arrived we were too tired to enjoy a great meal in a restaurant and cancelled our dinner reservation. We decided to stroll around Woodstock to unwind and get a feeling for the town instead. During that walk we discovered this nice food shop. They operate an old style Butcher Shop where meat is selected and cut for the customer while they wait. We decided right away we would buy some food for picnic style supper to eat in our room at the inn.
What to buy: They sell mostly organic food. The beef is of highest quality, the bread and cheese we bought was as well. They also sell freshly baked rolls and pastries, ham, bacon, homemade sausage, wine etc. You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner right there but you can take the food out as well.
What to pay: Totally depends on you. Certainly not cheap, but not overprized given the quality of the food, either.