The City of New Westminster requires that ALL vendors that participate within the New West Farmers Market submit insurance paperwork to the Market Manager.
Vendors are responsible for adding the City of New Westminster and New West Farmers Market Society as additional insured. In order to be a vendor in New Westminster all vendors must submit the correct insurance documents.
Please forward the following information to your insurance broker. In order to participate in the New West Farmers Market your insurance certificate will need to be adjusted to reflect:
- Additional Insured:
- City of New Westminster 511 Royal Avenue. New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9
- New West Farmers Market Society – #304 720 6th Street New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5
- Location listed as: Farmers Market in New Westminster (this covers both summer and winter markets)
- $2 M Commercial General Liability policy with inclusive limits for bodily injury and property damage liability
- Cross-liability clause
- 30 days prior written notice of cancellation or material change
This is a requirement from the City of New Westminster, we understand that other municipalities may have different rules and other markets may not require this paperwork. All vendors will require this exact insurance certificate wording in order to operate in New Westminster.
Don’t have insurance? Here is the information from the BC Association of Farmers Market website:
Where to Get Vendor Insurance:
There are many different places you can get an insurance policy to cover you for liability as a vendor. Check with your insurance broker to see if they have this kind of coverage.
Here are some insurance options that our vendors have used:
- Duuo – a more affordable choice for short term (if you’re only doing a few dates),
- The Whistler Insurance Shoppe – have a farmers market vendor specific policy available,
- The New BCAFM Vendor Membership Program – includes a group insurance rate (through Western Financial) as well as many other benefits “designed to help vendors protect and grow their business, while strengthening BC farmers’ markets.”
These suggestions are not endorsed by the New West Farmers Market, merely options our own vendors have gone with in the past.