RI bill would allow farmers' market alcohol sales
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wine and beer sales could be coming to farmers’ markets in Rhode Island.
A legislative panel is scheduled to review legislation on Tuesday that would allow local wineries and breweries to sell their products at farmers’ markets for off-site consumption.
Supporters say a similar law has worked well in Massachusetts and that retail alcohol sales at farmers’ markets would be a boon for the state’s small-batch wine and beer producers.
The legislation would also allow brewers and vintners to offer samples of their products at farmers’ markets.
No vote on the proposal is scheduled.