The City of New Westminster is requiring that ALL vendors that participate within the New West Farmers Market submit insurance paperwork to the Operations 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:
BC Association of Farmers Market Vendor Insurance Program
Note: You must be prequalified by Western Financial before joining the BCAFM insurance program.
General Product Liability Insurance
The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Vendor Insurance program is designed to help vendors protect and grow their business, while strengthening BC farmers markets.
By joining the BCAFM vendor insurance program you’ll receive access to our group insurance rate on Commercial General Liability, annual premiums starting at $150.00, with a $5 million Limit of Liability Protection. This exclusive program has been arranged through Western Financial Group. Additional coverage to protect your business property is also available at a minimal cost.
Eligibility: BC vendors (farmers, crafters, artisans & small scale producers) are eligible to apply to the BCAFM Vendor Insurance program. Vendors seeking coverage for accidental food poisoning must have MarketSafe or FOODSAFE certification and must provide proof of certification (a scanned or faxed copy of your certificate). Vendors must make the majority of their income at a farmers’ market.
Contact Amanda Roberts or Kendra Wright at Western Financial at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-667-2217 to prequalify for insurance.
View the coverage brochure.
Alternatively contact your insurance broker for rates.