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Md. Farmers' Markets Can Sell Wine as of June 1

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- There's a new buzz coming to farmers' markets across Maryland. That's right, pretty soon it will be wine time.

A new bill passed in this year's General Assembly session allows wine tasting and Maryland wine to be sold at farmers' markets. Layton's Chance winery in Dorchester County tells WBOC bringing wine to the table will attract more customers.

"The more products that vendors have their at the farmers markets, the more people will want to come and adding wine to the list is a bonus for most," said owner William Layton.

Vendor at Cambridge's Farmers Market, Carol Levy-Ruark said the idea of wine at farmers' markets is an idea that will get better with age.

"Have a few little tastes of wine to loosen up their wallets and spend it down here at the farmer's market," said Levy-Ruark.

But not everyone is popping with joy.

I don't think it's such a good idea," said Betty Camper of Wolford. "Farmers' markets are for families to bring their children to get fresh fruits and vegetables. I just think it should be done at a different setting."

Even local police tell WBOC they are going to keep a close eye on those who taste and drive. The new bill will go into effect in Maryland starting on June 1.

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