Farmers' Market

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. Complete an Eplan

Fill out an Eplan at least 14 days prior to the event to notify the university of your interest in participating in Farmers' Market.

Step 3. Download and complete the application

Thursday Night Promotions Application

This application needs to be completed at least 3 weeks before the date that you want to participate. You will be asked to provide a certificate of liability insurance:

My club is affiliated with an organization which may be able to cover my liability insurance.

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
  • $2,000,000.00 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:

Thank you


My club is NOT affiliated with an organization that can cover my liability insurance. 

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. Turn in the application

Submit to Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Manager in person or via email/fax/mail.

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

Step 5. 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. You will need to provide a proof of non-profit. 

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 6. 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.

Setting up a Spot

For information about setting up your spot, please review Downtown SLO Farmers' Market's Rules and Regulations page. You can find this information under "Downtown SLO Rules and Regulations," "General Rules and Regulations for the Market," and "Street Closure and Safety." This will give you the expectations and procedures that are in place for the event.

Related Content


Cal Poly students under green umbrella serving food

More on Spotlight


Go to the Admissions website

Link to the Admissions Website for information on selection criteria, application deadlines, creating your VIP page and more!


LEAD Awards

More at LEAD Awards