Bill to Allow Wine at Farmers Markets Before MI Senate Committee

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Great Lakes Radio NewsMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Wine samples would be allowed at farmers markets in Michigan, under a bill currently before a State Senate committee.

Under the proposal, a small winery, with a permit, could conduct tastings and sell their product at a farmer’s market. A permit fee would be $25 for each farmer’s market location. No more than five locations would be allowed per winery.

Sponsors say it’s a good way to expand the state’s growing winery and tourism industry. Alcohol abuse watchdog groups are opposed, saying the family atmosphere of a farmer’s market is no place for sampling alcoholic beverages.

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