Seventh generation Vermonter Lyman Orton is the man who has overseen most of the Vermont Country Store’s remarkable growth. Frank, open and outspoken, in many ways he’s the epitome of the old-fashioned Yankee.
“In my mind, Yankee is frugal, practical, common sense, make do, can do, honest, handshake means a lot”, Orton told Vermont Business Magazine recently. “That’s what it means to me. Am I a Yankee? You bet!”
A veteran bicyclist/mountain biker and a strident believer in the “right to dry” Orton splits his time between Vermont and Colorado.