Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- No, Chinese investors aren't 'buying up Detroit' – but they do have an eye on the Motor City
- If Arizona's bill to discriminate surprises you, you won't believe what's legal in Michigan
- The average Michigan family needs $52,330 a year to 'make ends meet'
- Watch a time-lapse video of the ice forming on the Great Lakes
- What all the snow and ice will mean for Great Lakes water levels
Mon May 20, 2013
Michigan's farmers' markets take a step toward adding wine sales
You could soon be able to pick up a bottle of wine at your local farmers' market.
Tomorrow, the state House Regulatory committee will discuss legislation that would allow wine sampling and sales at farmers’ markets. The bills (SB 79 and SB 279) have already passed the state Senate.
Donna McClurkan is with the Michigan Farmers Markets Association. She says it’s a way to support another part of Michigan's agricultural industry.
“We see it as a potential growth opportunity for aspiring small wineries,” says McClurkan.
McClurkan says other states that have allowed wine to be sold at farmers’ markets have seen good sales numbers.
A wine maker would have to bottle less than five thousand gallons of wine annually to qualify to sell at farmers’ markets.