[Market-farming] product liability insurance

Richard D. Salmons salinevalley at direcway.com
Wed May 28 10:44:03 EDT 2003

We have been trying to locate product liability insurance for our gourmet
mushrooms for six months.  In fact we asked the list for assistance at that
time.  Today I received my second quote.  For $1,000,000 coverage I have
received two quotes $1,000 a year minimum and $2,100 a year.  These both
seem a bit high to me, but in order to get into the bigger city markets I
have to have the coverage.  I also would be interested in any suggestions
for companies.  Forget Farm Bureau, who I already paid $5,000 a year for
home, auto, and farm insurance.  They wanted 2,100 and another 250 just to
write the policy.

Richard D. Salmons
Saline Valley Enterprises, Inc.
124 Adams Road
Edon, MO 65026
Producer of Oyster Mushrooms and coming this fall shiitake and Loin's Mane.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janet Bachmann" <janetb at ncat.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 9:08 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] product liability insurance

> Has the topic of product liability insurance for people selling at
> farmers' markets been discussed on this list?  Have questions about this
> insurance for meat vendors and home made soap vendors.  How much do
> various markets require vendors to carry on meats? On soap and other
> personal care products? What companies provide product liability
> insurance?  How much does it cost?
> Thanks for any information.
> -- 
> Janet Bachmann
> Agriculture Specialist
> National Center for Appropriate Technology
> P.O. Box 3657
> Fayetteville, AR  72702
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