A couple of enterprising men in Vermont have come up with an unusual way to make money. They are picking fall leaves from Vermont trees and selling them online.
“It’s the world’s best foliage,” said Frank Davis of Vermont Leaf Company. Davis and Uwe Heiss love leaf peeping — but they do more than just admire the trees. While the colors are bursting the two have teamed up to sell the season. Harvesting the fall foliage by hand from around the green mountains and then selling it.
The leaves are put in a zip lock bag and vacuumed sealed. If you leave them in the bag, Vermont Leaf Company says the color will last for days – or you can open it.
“We expect people to open the package take them out and smell the leaves and get a sense for what it’s like to be in Vermont and to see and smell and touch it,” said Heiss.
For a sense of Vermont’s fall foliage you can order an assortment of 12 leaves for $20 or a box of 50 leaves for $40. Shipping is free.
The company just started this month and says they have already received orders from the west coast.