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No alcohol samples this weekend at farmer's market

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PASCO,WA- The Pasco farmer's market is one of ten markets across Washington taking part in a pilot program this fall that allows visitors to sample locally made beer or wine, but it won't happen this weekend.

Market manger Mike Somerville says there are still many details to work out, and he says he wants to make sure everyone knows the rules before he lets the spirits flow.  

Under the program, the Washington State Liquor Control Board will allow one designated vendor at the market to give out two-ounce samples of their beer or wine.

Customers can only get two samples. Vendors must also have food on hand or be next to a vendor offering prepared food.

A spokesman at the liquor control board says it will send its people to the market to make sure vendors are complying with the rules.

If things runs smoothly, the board says the program could be expanded.

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