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The Perks of Selling at Year-Round Farmers Markets

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Within the past 30 years, farmers markets have seen a boom in popularity. In the US today, there are over 8,600 farmers markets across the country where people can enjoy fresh, locally grown produce as well as concessions, baked goods, pet treats, and more.  While many are seasonal, closing in the winter and opening in […]

How to Start a Street Food Vendor Business

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We understand that starting a business can be a bit overwhelming. Between setting up your tax info, getting your logos put together, and drafting a business plan, the small details can feel like they’re taking all of your brain space. Been there, done that, and trust us, we know it isn’t easy. That is why […]

What Sells The Most On Food Trucks

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What Sells The Most On Food Trucks: Top 13 Most Sellable Food Items As one of the fastest-growing parts of the food industry, food trucks are unique, and niche, and can fit a bevy of different environments. From small-town rodeos to farmers markets in New York City to weddings and concerts, food trucks bring an […]

Why You Should Require Insurance: A Festival Organizer’s Guide To Insurance

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Why You Should Require Insurance: A Festival Organizer’s Guide To Insurance Hi there! With farmers’ market season upon us, it’s time to talk insurance. Are your vendors protected? Are you listed as an additional insured? When you require your vendors to protect their businesses with insurance while at your farmers’ market, you can experience peace […]

3 Things You Need When Looking For Food Vendor Insurance

If you’ve spent any time looking for food vendor insurance, you know that finding the right program to protect your business is harder than it sounds. With so many different providers and policies, it is’s genuinely challenging to know 1) what

Food Vendor Insurance Claims Process

Food vendor insurance is the responsible and smart thing to have before things go wrong. In the unfortunate circumstance that an incident occurs and you’re held responsible, you’ll need to know how to file a claim to get a payout from your insurance

How Food Vendors & Hot Dog Carts Can Beat The Heat This Summer

Sweltering summer days can be a challenge for food vendors and hot dog cart owners. According to OSHA, thousands of workers in the United States got sick from exposure to heat on the job, and more than 60 workers died in 2011 alone. As a food vendor or hot dog cart owner, it is crucial […]

6 Steps to Get Ready for Food Vending Season

With warmer weather unfurling across most of the United States (sorry, Colorado!), it’s time for food vendors to start preparing to sell their wares. Whether you plan on selling at farmer’s markets, through a mobile truck or trailer, at a food festival

Seven Reasons Food Entrepreneurs May Need Vendor Insurance

Are you a food truck or food trailer owner? Do you deliver food, such as pizza or other goodies? Do you use your vehicle for your business? You need FLIP’s new commercial auto insurance! FLIP now offers commercial auto insurance to food busin …