Farmers' Market

COVID-19 Notice: RSOs may not host formal or informal events, activities, meetings, or gatherings in person - regardless of location - on or off campus. This includes participating as an RSO for Farmer's Market, which is not allowed. The following information is intended for reference purposes during normal operating conditions.

Requesting a Spot

Step 1. Read FAQs and Rules and Regulations


Visit the "Join our Market" Downtown SLO Farmers' Market page and read their FAQs and Rules and Regulations to learn about participating in Farmers' Market.

Step 2. Set up an account through ManageMyMarket

Create your organization account and apply for the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market on The website will ask for your product type:

My club is planning on selling items at the event.

Choose the most applicable, including non profit. Cal Poly clubs are only allowed to fundraise once a quarter, and it will need to be approved beforehand.

My club is NOT planning on selling items at the event.

Choose the most applicable from the following:
  • Entertainment
  • Community Resources
  • Promotional Materials
  • Non Profit (typically the best option)

Type NA in any box that does not apply to you.

For help with your ManageMyMarket profile, visit the ManageMyMarket Tutorial.

Step 3. Provide a certificate of liability insurance

With the exception of Greek organizations, clubs no longer need to submit Certificates of Liability Insurance. 

Instructions for Greek Organizations

If you are affiliated with an organization, such as a national fraternity or sorority, you can save money by asking for a certificate of liability insurance from them. If you're not sure, you can always ask.

The Certificate of Liability Insurance should provide Commercial General Liability Coverage of

  • $1,000,000.00 per occurrence
  • $1,000,000.00 aggregate

Here's an example: Certificate of Liability Insurance Sample

You should email your affiliated organization to see if they are able to provide this. Here is an example you can copy:

Subject: Certificate of Liability Insurance Needed


We require a Certificate of Liability Insurance to participate in our Downtown SLO Farmers' Market. Please reply with a Certificate of Liability Insurance attached with General Liability Coverage of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and $2,000,000.00 aggregate. Here is an sample: Certificate of Liability Insurance Sample

Thank you


For more information and insurers see Off Campus Special Event Insurance. Another helpful resource if you are not insured is Event Helper.

To offset the cost of insurance, ASI can provide ASI Event Insurance Assistance

Step 4. Check your status

After your application is reviewed by the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Committee, you should receive an email stating if your application was approved. You can also check this on the "My Markets" tab of your ManageMyMarket profile.

Useful Information


    Farmers' Market Contact Information

    Address: 1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Phone: (805) 541-0286
    Fax: (805) 781-2647


    • Annual fee: $15
    • Cost per vendor space: $40 (this fee will be applied each time that your club decides to have a booth)


    Please Note:

    If you want to set up a booth for Farmers' Market that is not associated with your club at Cal Poly, there will be a slightly different process. If a booth is required for a class, ask your department for more information. Otherwise, please contact the Farmers’ Market Manager at or visit their website for more information.

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