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Category: Insurance, Liability, and Licensing
This tip sheet will help vendors and managers reduce property and injury risks associated with wind, trips and falls, and other canopy mishaps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
FAQs, rules, and applications for vendors of the Omaha Farmers Market in Omaha, Nebraska.
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.