As part of the Cavendish Historical Society's serialization of Coming to Vermont (Cavendish): Memoirs of Philip Tiemann they have provided the following information on "thrifting" in and around Cavendish.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without,” was the guiding principle for not only the Tiemann’s but for most people in Cavendish during the 1930s. To help our present day residents, the following local “thrifty” resources are provided:
In Person Shopping
• Black River Good Neighbor: Has a thrift store in the old armory building in Ludlow, off of Main Street, as well as a used furniture store on Main Street. Twice a year they hold a large tag sale at Fletcher Farms.
• Cavendish Transfer Station: Check with the attendant before taking something.
• Chester Andover Family Center-Thrift Shop (close to GMUHS at 908 Main St. Chester): Follow their Facebook page as it includes up to date items in their thrift shop.
• SEVCA Good Buy Store: 23-25 Main St, Springfield Note that SEVCA also has stores in Bellows Falls and Brattleboro.
• Myrtle’s Closet: Springfield, benefits the Springfield Area Parent Child Center. Features clothing.
• Other thrift stores near by: Use the National Thrift Store Directory, which includes recommendations, addresses and store hours.
• Abundance Swap: Sponsored by Cavendish Connects, this takes place the first Saturday in December. This year it will be Dec. 6 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School.
• Cavendish Community Garage Sale Facebook page You will need to be a Facebook member to participate in this group.
• Springfield VT Freecycle: The Springfield, VERMONT Freecycle Group is open to those in this area, and within a 30 mile radius, who want to recycle that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, canning jar, piano or old door, or you name it: feel free to post it.
• Craigslist Vermont: Note that there is a “free section.”
• Yankee Thrift: The Pinterest board operated by Cavendish Connects. Lots of wonderful ways to help you save money.