With growth in the number and popularity of farmers markets comes increased exposure to risk, and not only the risk of tripping and falling, or getting sick from a producer’s products. Allegations from vendors of unfair management (such as discrimination, insufficient or biased farm inspections), or allegations from customers about false advertising or perceived price-fixing, can be extremely costly for a market organization whether or not they are found to have legitimate standing in a court of law. These are just a few of the numerous allegations a nonprofit farmers market board could be at risk to defend.
Recognizing the potential risks faced by both farmers markets and farmers market associations, the Farmers Market Coalition announces a new service for its members: Directors’ and Officers’ (D & O) Insurance designed specifically for farmers market organizations that are members of FMC.
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