Governor Signs Bill To Allow Liquor Sales at Farmer’s Markets
Farmer’s markets have long been a staple in the Mohawk Valley allowing local growers to sell their fruits, vegetables, flowers and other various and sundry items. Now, according to Governor Cuomo’s website, we will be able to purchase farm distillery products at community farmer’s markets and fairs. This will give a boost to local distillers and farms that provide the ingredients they use.
“Craft distilleries are kind of where micro breweries were 30 years ago, it’s a burgeoning industry,” Steve Cox, Adirondack Distilling Company Co-founder. “It opens a vast new market for us to sell our product in, and it ties it right in with the farm nature of the product,” Cox said.
Fair and farmer’s market officials will have to follow certain requirements.
They are required to have a State Liquor Authority permit, as well as have a distillery representative on site to ensure that tastings and sales are conducted responsibly.