Plow and Hearth was founded in Madison, Vermont, by Peter and Peggy Rice, along with friend Michael Burns. The company began their first catalog mailing in 1982 to 100,000 people. The catalog greatly increased sales and for four consecutive years (1986 through 1989) the company held the #1 spot as the Fastest Growing Company in America by Time Magazine.
Today, the company has 24 locations in 6 states, a multi-channeled online and catalog business, as well as several Outlet stores. Plow and Hearth remains privately owned, being purchased by Evergreen Enterprises in 2010. The company has more than 400 full time employees .
Plow and Hearth offers housewares, decorative items, outdoor and indoor furniture, along with garden accessories, solar powered lighting, and umbrellas.