9. Legal, Regulatory & Policy Issues in Washington State

ASCAP, BMI, and Musicians at Your Farmers Market
Everyone loves music at the farmers market. However, a new challenge has emerged from “publishing rights organizations” seeking expensive licenses in order to play copyrighted music.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets
No one wants anyone to get sick from what they eat at a farmers market. Fortunately, there are excellent training materials available and resources that can help every market reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.

Insurance Options for Farmers Markets and Vendors
Insurance helps reduce the risk of incurring liability for market accidents. However, insurance can be confusing. What types does your market need? Learn about the WSFMA’s insurance program and insurance options for vendors.

Market Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Having a solid Emergency Preparedness plan in place is a critical piece of your market’s risk management. Fortunately, the Michigan Farmers Market Association has put together an excellent document with just about everything imaginable.

Farmers Market Advocacy and Policy
Working to change policy at any level is a team effort, based largely on relationships. Fortunately, farmers markets have strong partners in Washington. Find out who plus a few tips and ideas for Farmers Market Week.

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