The 2019 market season is fast approaching. Our first market this season will be Wednesday June 12th, 2019. We are looking forward to seeing our returning vendors and new vendors that would like to join our market for this season.
We have a new requirement this year, that we learned of as we were starting the renewal process for this season, that has been imposed on us by our insurance company and their underwriters. All vendors will have to have liability insurance to set up in the market. What that looks like is a general liability policy that includes product liability. Your policy should have a $1 million per occurrence with a $2 million aggregate. We will have to have proof of your insurance before you are able to set up in the market.
We have done some research and if you join the Colorado Farmers Market Association http://www.cofarmersmarkets.org ) for $50 a year, you may be able to get vendor insurance for as little as $275 per year. You may also be able to obtain insurance from your own insurance agency if you let them know what you are looking for.
You can get the information you need to join or re-join the market under the tab at the top of the page that says “Calling All Vendors”. We will need to have both the vendor agreement and the vendor application filled out and sent to us at the address listed on the forms. Please make sure you read the vendor agreement as that has what you are agreeing to to participate in the market. We will also need to have a copy of your insurance.
I know this is a bit of a shock, as we have never had to require this before.