Singleton's General Store

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  • Award Winning Mac & Cheese on WCAX

    Check out our award-winning mac & cheese recipe via WCAX Burlington here.
  • Seven Days Vermont

    Click here for a recent write-up in Seven Days’ “Bite Club” blog.
  • Singletons Featured on WCAX

  • Woodstock Early Bird

    Click here for a recent Woodstock Early Bird article about the new location.
  • The Quechee Times – Singleton’s new location in Quechee

    Quechee Times
    We are very excited to announce that Singleton’s will be coming to Quechee at the end of this year. We are currently underway with construction and hope to open in December 2012. We will be located on Rt. 4 across from Firestores Restaurant, the previous Thia Shan lot.  Come visit us in Proctorsville and be sure to visit our new location in Quechee. Click here for a recent Quechee Times Article about the new location.
  • The Vermont Standard – Singleton’s Is Coming To Quechee

    Singleton’s in Proctorsville, a name synonymous with, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it,” kind of general store, has broken ground for a new store on the south side of Route 4 near the blinker light in Quechee. The 7,000 square foot building being built by Dickinson and Barrows Construction of Woodstock will resemble the store that has been an integral part of the Proctorsville scene since 1971. Sonin- law of patriarch Tom Singleton, Gabriel “Gabe” and wife Jessica Singleton Hathorn will operate the new store, expected to be completed before year-end. Much like the store in Proctorsville, the new store will include a deli, a large produce section, a wide array of smoked meats, frozen heat-and-serve lasagna, soups and other convenience items, canned goods and specialty items, clothing, shoes, boots, honey, maple syrup, and much, much more. Brands like Merrill, Sorrel, and Icelandic are represented. A smoker resembling a maple sugar shack, together with a full-sized replica of a black bull, both trademarks of Singleton’s, will be an integral part of the new store location at Quechee. Many old timers will remember the original Singleton’s General Store in Reading, opened by Tom’s parents Bud and Mary Singleton, which operated there between 1946 and 1971 before moving to the present location in Proctorsville. Second generation Tom and his wife Linn have carried on an enterprise that expresses their personality. Some walls are festooned with Tom’s vast collection of rifl es, a variety of humorous signs adorntheaisles. Apileofanimal traps decorate a spot beside the gun/ ammo counter. In the back of the store, a bright yellow Harley sits atop a platform, “A remnant of my mid-life crisis,” said Tom. It must have been a short one; the bike has less than 1,200 miles on it. Smoked meats are a niche market in which Singleton’s excels. During the winter months, it sells more than 1,000 pounds of smoked pepperoni and bacon a week distributed through Associated Grocers. The store itself regularly carries meats like quail, alligator, bison, elk and venison, items seldom seen in this region. A variety of Vermontmade cheeses are also popular items. It regularly sells about five 40-pound wheels of cheddar a week. Now, a third generation will carry on the proud tradition of the Singleton family in operating the new general store in Quechee. Jessica noted that in late spring, they assembled a focus group ofresidentsatthe TrapDoor Bakehouse and Café to gather ideas of community needs and desires. Gabe and Jessica are dedicated to fulfilling those needs. In concluding the interview, Tom voiced his trademarks, “Singleton’s will soon be smokin’ and that’s no bull.”
  • Vermont Magazine

    Vermont Magazine
    Singleton’s, a quintessential Vermont Country Store.
  • Yankee Magazine

    Yankee Magazine
    Singleton’s is recognized for Best Smoked Meats!

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