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Expanding opportunities for farm cideries in New York

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to cut red tape and expand opportunities for farm cideries.

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The bill (A4972A/S1078A) expands both the types of products that may be sold by cideries in New York and the types of businesses permitted to sell New York State-labeled cider and allows cideries to conduct tastings of other ciders.

By providing farm cideries with the ability to sell a broader range of their products and allowing a broader range of businesses to sell New York State-labeled cider, this legislation provides parity within the industry and will increase the demand for New York produced cider and produce.

The bill will allow cideries that produce New York State-labelled cider to conduct tastings of New York State-labelled cider that is produced by other cideries and add wineries to the list of entities to which farm cideries may sell their cider to for resale.

Additionally, the legislation allows wineries to sell New York State labelled cider for on or off-premises consumption.

The bill will also add new products to the list of products that farm cideries are permitted to sell, including baked goods, apples, yeasts, and other similar cider-related products.

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