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Responsible toy company, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, keeps it local whenever possible. Using local Vermont wood, local business, and even a local bank and insurance company, Maple Landmark Wood devotes only 1% of its budget to foreign-source items. Their high quality wood, mostly maple, pine, and cherry, abides by Vermont’s Land Use Program, which requires sustainable harvest. Maple Landmark Woodcraft donates sawdust and scraps to local farmers and residents to use for cattle bedding and kindling, uses mostly recycled packaging, and avoids over-packaging to reduce waste.

For toys that meet even tougher standards, try out their natural line, safely made with finishes such as beeswax/tung oil or nothing at all. This Natural Classic Fire Truck is $45.