Farmer's market liability insurance
I've been slowly ramping up to gain the capacity to produce baked goods in my home for sale at the local farmer's market. Trying to cover all the bases I asked my insurance agent yesterday about potential liability and insurance to cover it. She didn't know right off and promised to get back to me.
Today I received an email from her stating my homeowner's insurance company doesn't offer any insurance that covers home based food production and, to make matters worse, they threatened to cancel my policy outright if I started baking and selling at the local market. She said none of the other comapnies she contacted would write a policy that covered this circumstance either.
Has anyone else run into this issue before? I live in Chautauqua county, in SW New York State. Have you found an insurance company that would cover home based food production or did that just push you into finding a certified kitchen to bake your goods? Sigh, this really stinks. :(