MGL Chapter 138, Section 15F - Special license for sale of wine produced by farmer-winery for off-premises consumption at indoor or outdoor agricultural event.
The Local Licensing Authority may issue a Farmer’s Market License for the sale of wine manufactured by a “Licensed Farmer-Winery” at APPROVED agricultural events in Massachusetts. This license allows a winery to provide samples of their wines to consumers and sell their product by the bottle/case, for off-premises consumption.
• All applicants must submit a certificate from the Department of Agricultural Resources that the Farmer’s Market, for which they are seeking a license, is an “agricultural event”.
• The license cannot overlap any area or premises that is already covered by an existing license.
Applications are on ABCC’s website, under “Farmer’s Market Permit”.
Please use the Farmer / Winery Check List below and turn in all items to the Selectmen’s Office.
Please allow at least three weeks for processing. The Board of Selectmen meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. All applications must be reviewed by other Boards / Committees / Departments. The review process will take about two weeks. Once reviewed; the application will be placed on the Board of Selectmen’s next agenda. Once approved, the Local Licensing Authority shall notify ABCC of such approval in writing, at least 7 days prior to the scheduled beginning of the agricultural event.