Vendor Resources

We have compiled a list of resources that we feel are relevant for our current and future vendors. If ever you have any additional questions related to our market directly, please contact us at


Business License

All persons conducting business in Apple Valley are required to possess a license.

Town of Apple Valley Business License Desk

14955 Dale Evans Parkway

Apple Valley Ca, 92307

760-240-7000 ext 7707

The link below will direct you to the Town of Apple Valley's business license application. 

Cottage Food Operation
A Cottage Food Operation is an enterprise at a private home where low-risk food products are prepared or packaged for sale to consumers.
The link below will direct you to the Cottage Food Operation permit

Sales & Use Permits

If you sell tangible property in California, you must apply for a seller's permit.

Provides retail/wholesale/tobacco sales permit. 

CA Dept of Tax & Fee Administration Regional 

10760 4th Street, Suite 200

Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730


Temporary Food Facility
All food booths must comply with the Temporary Food Facility Operating Requirements set forth by DEHS.
The link below will direct you to the food facility vendor requirements
Small Business Resources
Farmers Market Insurance Types
The link below will provide a link that explains the different types of insurance.
Liability Insurance

This policy protects both you as a vendor and us as The Market; if someone trips in your booth and gets injured or eats your food and has a medical issue from that, this protects you from a lawsuit and any subsequent bills that may arise from an incident. This is a required policy and is not negotiable. 

On general liability policy that you purchase from your insurance agent (often you get better rates from whomever insures your car or home), you need to get a certificate that the following is listed as additionally insured: 


Landlord:  Zhang Family Trust

Lessee: Sunset Hills Mortuary, Inc.

Sub-Lessee: It's a Hitt Corporation


Policy Limits: 

Each occurrence: $1,000,000

Damages: $300,000

Medical: $5,000

Personal Injury: $1,000,000

General Aggregate: $2,000,000

Products - comp / op aggregate: $2,000,000

The links below will provide you resources for liability insurance as well as an example of a liability certificate
Food Liability Insurance Program
Making and selling food is your speciality, and you have a fun advantage over other chefs and cooks because you get to work from a place you feel most comfortable - your house. Just because you are making food from your residence, however, doesn’t mean you are immune from the risks associated with working in the industry.
Lawsuits are one risk you face. Say a customer had an allergic reaction to your food and sued you. If you are held liable, you might have to pay the customer’s hospital and doctor bills, medication expenses, and even compensation for any work time they missed. You are looking at the potential of having to pay $10,000 or more in extra bills.
Without coverage, you will have to pay those expenses out of your own pocket. This is where our Food Liability Insurance Program (FLIP) can help. We strive to ensure that your homemade food business is financially protected from associated risks.
Having a policy when selling food from home helps you concentrate on what you do best without having to worry about your personal finances being lost in case of an accident.
The links below will direct you to some insurance tips as well as an insurance provider specific to Farmers Market vendors and food trucks

Selling Tips

Social Media Resources

How to Use Social Media for Small Business: 11 Simple Tips

Podcasts for Markets

Tent Talk is a podcast for farmers' market for managers, farmers, food makers, and anyone who counts on farmers’ markets as a source of income. Please join us as we interview farmers’ market experts, talk about ways to improve local food communities, and provide you with tips on building a successful farmers’ market business.

Tent Talk is produced by Farmers Market Pros.

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