Farmers Market Resources for Food Vendors

Farmers Market Resources for Food Vendors

In early May to June, farmers markets crop up with food vendors scrambling to open their booths. If you're a vendor, you might currently be concentrating on preparing your booth and packaging your wares, but don't overlook the necessities of obtaining the proper permits, certifications, and farmers market insurance. FLIP has put together this short list of resources to help you prepare for the farmers market season. Market Research There are nearly 8,600 farmers markets registered with the USDA. To find a farmers market near you, take a look at the USDA Farmers Market Directory. Ideally, you've already done some research at the end of last year's season so you know which farmers markets you want to vend at this year. If you haven't, some things you'll want to consider are:... Read more

Did You Just Pour Yourself A Lawsuit? Get Liquor Liability Insurance from FLIP

Did You Just Pour Yourself A Lawsuit? Get Liquor Liability Insurance from FLIP

Liquor liability laws vary from state to state, but if you serve or provide alcohol or products made using alcohol, you could be at risk for lawsuits and other third-party claims.  Protect your food business with liquor liability insurance from FLIP. Take a look at our infographic to see how your business could be at risk for a liquor liability lawsuit. Food Businesses That Need Liquor Liability Insurance If you operate one of the following businesses and you sell, manufacture, distribute, or furnish beer, wine, or liquor, apply for a quote on liquor liability insurance: Bartenders Caterers Concession Stands Food Trucks Food Vendors Hosts Banquet Halls And More . . . Read more

When Baker's Insurance Mattered

When Bakers Insurance Mattered

Baker's insurance may seem like an unnecessary hassle and expense, but for a few FLIP customers, having insurance proved to be essential when they found themselves in hot water. When Bad Weather Strikes One of the most common claims we get here at FLIP is damage to booths at festivals when a storm hits. As a baker, farmers markets, food festivals, and other outdoor events are opportune times to sell your goodies and promote your business. Since these events are held outdoors and weather is unpredictable, you never know what contingencies may arise. In one case, our insured's booth and other items were damaged when a F1 tornado touched down. In another situation, wind was the culprit when it picked up our insured's tent and blew the tent into a claimant's car. When Pow... Read more

Culinary Insurance: Things You Need to Know about Insuring Your Culinary Business

Culinary Insurance: Things You Need to Know about Insuring Your Culinary Business

If you're an aspiring chef or baker, your culinary dreams may run the gamut from opening a Michelin-star restaurant to bringing gourmet flavors to your local street corner in a food truck. Whatever your goals are, make sure you include insurance in your business plan. Without it a liability claim could leave you with shattered dreams and more tears than a day spent cutting onions. Without culinary insurance, you could be held liable for tens of thousands of dollars in damages. Or you could experience equipment loss from fire, vandalism, or theft and not be able to replace your items. Incidents like these could send your dreams up in smoke. What Is Culinary Insurance and What Does It Cover? There are many components to culinary insurance. Here, we break down each part of FLI... Read more

Catering Insurance: Liquor Liability Insurance for Full-Service Caterers

Catering Insurance: Liquor Liability Insurance for Full-Service Caterers

Adding liquor service to your catering business can significantly increase your revenue. However, serving alcohol carries potential risks to caterers. Should I Become a Full-Service Caterer? As you try to decide whether to expand into a full-service catering business, there are a few factors you must consider when serving alcohol: Licenses & Permits – Make sure you have the appropriate licenses and permits to serve alcohol for both your business and for the venue. Regulations – State and county laws vary, and different laws may pose different legal risks. Employee Training – Are your employees trained and knowledgeable about age limits, the amount of alcohol that constitutes 'one drink,' how to identify fraudulent ID cards, and how to recognize a guest's level of in... Read more

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