Category: Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

Canopy Safety 101

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations

This tip sheet will help vendors and managers reduce property and injury risks associated with wind, trips and falls, and other canopy mishaps.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Market PolicyTopical guides

Guidelines for Providing Safe Food Samples at Farmers Markets

Food Safety and Handling | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

A helpful five page set of guidelines of hygeine for sampling various kinds of products, providing diagrams of portable handwashing stations and a self-inspection checklist.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

A Guide to Managing Risks and Liability at California Certified Farmers Markets

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

Produced by the Small Farm Center in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency, this 16-page resource serves as a guide for safe and secure farmers market experiences for customers, vendors, and the community at large. The publication focuses on common risks associated with operating a farmers market in California and provides guidelines for managing those risks effectively to reduce the likelihood of potential liability.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Music in the Marketplace: An Introduction to Music Copyright Law

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

In order to enforce copyright laws, American composers, lyricists, and publishers usually join one of three performing rights organizations. This Palo Alto Area Bar Association article gives an overview explaining why businesses that play music and have performances are legally responsible for paying ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC license fees.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Pet Policy Overview (Portland Farmers Market)

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations

This one pager provides an overview of a policy implemented by the Portland Farmers Market in 2009 to no longer allow pets (other than service dogs) at some of their markets.  BEcause the new policy was controversial among customers, the document was created with legal counsel in order to present rational for the decision.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Market Policy

Insurance Tip Sheet

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

This handout is an introduction to purchasing insurance for a farmers market. Topics include market liability, product liability, and the kinds of questions you should become familiar with in order to purchase the right kind of insurance policy for your market.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Directors & Officers Insurance for Farmers Markets: What & Why

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing

This two-pager gives an overview of Directors and Officers Insurance and its relevance for nonprofit farmers market organizations, providing examples of potential conflict scenarios and related legal costs that may be covered under a D&O policy.

Published November 01, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

Galway Farmers Market Hold Harmless Agreement

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations

Example of a hold harmless clause for vendors to indemnify the farmers market and its governing body. By signing the agreement, a vendor “waives any claim against the Town of Galway and the Town of Galway Farmers Market Committee for any liability, damages, or expenses arising out of any claim for injury or damage to any person(s) or property or of any kind whatsoever, together with all costs in connection with the defense, including attorney’s fees.”

Published October 31, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Form

Omaha Farmers Market Vendor Rules and Application

Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Rules and Vendor Applications

FAQs, rules, and applications for vendors of the Omaha Farmers Market in Omaha, Nebraska.

Published October 27, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource Application Form

Farmers Markets Rules, Regulations and Opportunities

Farm Inspection and Enforcement | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Management and Operations | Rules and Vendor Applications

This study examines the structure and operation of farmers markets in the United States, giving special attention to the legal and regulatory issues that may shape their operation to identify the most important challenges vendors and managers of markets may face.

Published October 27, 2013 Publisher Website Download Resource