Saturday, September 19, 2009

Grapes Grow On Vines - Right?

According to an article in today’s Boston Globe: “Massachusetts Winemakers Push To Sell At Farmers' Markets”. State Senator Jamie Eldridge, of the Middlesex and Worcester District, is described in the piece as the “lead sponsor of a bill that would permit wine tastings and sales at farmers' markets .” I think it’s a great idea. Wineries are an important part of the Massachusetts economy, its agriculture and tourism.

We love the farmers’ markets we go to. They offer an eclectic mix of fruits, vegetables, plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, preserves, breads and other baked goods produced by local farmers and small business owners. Allowing local wineries to present the fruits of their harvest would round things out nicely. A loaf of bread, a wedge of cheese, a bottle of Massachusetts wine, you and your favorite “thou” - sounds like the beginning of lovely day!


Lailaa said...

There's nothing better than fresh produce bought from the farmer's market... It's delights ones palate for sure! ... Hugs, xx

Roo said...

I love farmers markets. I think they should be encouraged, especially if there is a little tasting of the local grape too!

I will mention this to Morgan too, as I have caught with everyone else's blogs and I could be oh so jealous of the fact that you managed to meet for dinner.... not sure because of the meet or the dinner!! Hope you are feeling better too the both of you (that's you and Chuck, Lee) xx

Nana Fi said...

I just love the Farmers Markets. We have quite a few around our City and countryside. We are very lucky as about 5 minutes from where we live we are surrounded by wine farms and beautiful hills and should come and visit can drink copious amounts of very good wine and our local cheesemakers are just getting better and better. Fiona

Irene said...

Fabulous idea.

dancingmorganmouse said...

I find it hard to believe that you can't already get wine at farmers markets in the US. I loved that we could buy a bottle of wine at small delis and supermarkets and I was quite the world traveller when I came back one afternoon with the tale of buying beer and sore throat medicine at the same shop!
Roo, Mr Brown & I may well be in Romania/London this time next year - are you up for a possible blog meet?

Sue said...

As a wine-lover, this sounds PERFECT!!! Nothing better then a good bottle of vino! Enjoy!

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
It seems we have consensus that wineries and wine tastings are a great idea for Farmers' Markets! It's definitely an international consensus, but consensus natheless!
- Lee

Roo & DMM -
Looks like next year it will be my turn to feel envious!

Grape Vines said...

Farmers markets are a wonderful contributor to local communites and are vital to getting fresh produce.