S.D. Farmers Market Coalition July 2022 Meeting Minutes

Two of the purposes of the SD Farmers Market Coalition are for farmers markets to have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and for them to work together for the benefit of the markets and producers across the state. In this way, the SD Farmers Market Coalition both amplifies our voices and increases our effectiveness.

During July’s meeting of the SD Farmers Market Coalition, the members shared information about farmers market insurance. If farmers markets have employees, they need to purchase worker’s compensation insurance. Other insurance for farmers markets include general liability insurance and officers and directors liability coverage to protect market directors and personnel from liability incurred from the results of their decisions in managing the market.

Market vendors should have the farmers market listed as additional insured on their policies to cover liability at that farmers market. And if you register your market with Campbell Risk Management, you can receive a coupon code for discounts for vendors for ACT (arts/crafts) insurance and FLIP (food liability) insurance.

Members applied to the governors office for a statewide Farmers Market Week Proclamation. National
Farmers Market Week is the first full week of August, this year August 7th-13th.

The S.D. Department of Health is working through interpretation of the new cottage food law’s requirements. The training certification will become available at some time after this is completed.

S.D. farmers markets are invited to submit price lists at three times over this season. The June window
has been completed. Individuals submitting data will be entered into a drawing to win $20 for their
time. July 25th- August 8th data can be entered here.  For those who prefer to print off a hard copy to
record notes, and upload the information after the market, this PDF is available. Current pricing
information is posted on this SDSPA resource page.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 11 th at 11:00 am/12:00 pm. If you are interested in being
added to the contact list, please email Laura to receive the Zoom link.