Requesting a Spot
Step 1. Read FAQs and Rules and Regulations
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
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: http://content-calpoly-edu.s3.amazonaws.com/clubs/1/images/CertificateofLiabilityInsurance_Sample.pdf
My club is NOT affiliated with an organization that can cover my liability insurance.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 ManageMyMarket.com. The website will ask for your product type:
My club is planning on selling items at the event.
My club is NOT planning on selling items at the event.
- Community Resources
- Promotional Materials
- Non Profit (typically the best option)
Type NA in any box that does not apply to you.
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.