Alcohol Samples Coming to Local Market

MJ Independent

The Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmer's Market might soon be offering samples of local alcoholic beverages.

Council has approved allowing the market to apply for two local alcohol producers authority to apply for a sampling permit from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

Prairie Bee Meadery from Moose Jaw and Smooth 42 from Brownlee are two local alcoholic drink producers who sell their products at the market and they would like to provide samples to prospective purchasers.

Prairie Bee Meadery would be providing samples of mead and wine whereas Smooth 42 would provide samples of distilled products. Sample sizes would be up to two ounces for mead and wine whereas for distilled products up to half an ounce.

All sampling will take place in a controlled area and only by those of legal age. Samples must be consumed within the controlled area.

Speaking in favour of the proposal Councillor Crystal Froese said she supported the proposal, stating that in many ways what's happening here is the same as what's happened in the BC wine market, where tastings are part of the marketing process.

The Moose Jaw Homegrown Farmers Market is one of three local markets. It runs Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings on Langdon Crescent adjacent Crescent Park.