A nice Merlot with my homegrown broccoli, please

From a City email regarding a proposed change at the Curb Market:

“The Greensboro Parks & Recreation Commission has received a citizen request and requests your input on the following:

Given the growing wine industry in North Carolina, and the fact that some of these wines are sold at Farmers Markets throughout the state, and having met with staff of the City of Greensboro’s Legal Department, City staff is exploring the possibility of allowing North Carolina-produced wine to be sold and sampled at the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market.

The Parks & Recreation Commission will review and discuss this issue at its next meeting, Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library.”

From what I hear, the sale of NC wines at the market has wide support from most everyone.  The sticking point seems to be the additional step of allowing on-site wine tastings by ABC-licensed vendors.

Don’t know about you, but I’m fer it. I think it will make Saturday mornings at the Market even more appealing than it already is – if that is possible.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted June 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    my friend and i signed the petition last week. the man we talked to was so nice. talked mostly about the other crops (besides grapes) that he’s growing. reminded me of my relatives down east. enjoyed our chat. i’m all for local wine being sold at the downtown farmer’s market. it doesn’t make sense not to. it’ll be a bit strange to do a wine-tasting in the morning, though. hopefully, they’ll have some of those little receptacles where you can, um… what’s a polite way to say “spit”? ;)

  2. Posted June 14, 2009 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I vote yes.

  3. Posted June 15, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    No! No! No! Next thing you know, there will be dancing!