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Old Town Farmers' Market will be the first Kansas market to sell wine from a local vineyard

WICHITA — If you’re picking up some pasta and vegetables this Saturday at the Old Town Farmers’ Market, you can now also buy some wine to complete your meal.

Market coordinator Pat Randleas says the market will be the first in Kansas to have a local winery as a vendor.

“It’ll be just another great addition to what we already have,” she says. “It’ll broaden our offerings.”

Britt Nichols of Vin Vivante in Wamego will sell his varietal wines beginning this Saturday.

“It’s going to be good for him,” Randleas says. “It’s going to be good for us.”

She says Nichols also is negotiating to begin selling at a market in Shawnee. But Randleas is excited to have the Old Town market be the first.

“It’ll give it distinction,” she says.

The market is open 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday from now through early October.