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WINE: Industry can grow locally, too

Letter by Karen A. Bowes, Tacoma on May 11, 2012 at 10:02 am | 10 Comments »
May 11, 2012 2:10 pm

Re: “Wine industry’s a bright spot for state during tough times” (editorial, 5-7).

While some residents might agree that Washington could focus more resources on building the state’s growing wine industry to generate more revenue and thus bolster the state’s economy, the Tacoma populace can help make an immediate impact at the local level by visiting the Proctor Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As one of only 10 markets chosen by the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s 2011 statewide lottery allowing wine, cider, and brewery tasting and sales at farmers markets, the Proctor market is pleased to be able to participate in this popular one-year pilot program.

With strict guidelines in place to ensure public safety, the Proctor Farmers’ Market is expanding its mission by taking part in this rare opportunity to reach out and help promote a group of farmers new to neighborhood markets.

The Proctor Farmers’ Market invites all residents to stop by our weekly tasting booth and help support Washington’s farmers and wine industry by shopping local.
(Bowes is the project manager for the Proctor Farmers’ Market pilot tasting program.)

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