Project/Community farm store

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This a request, open for discussion. It has not been deliberated to consensus by the villagers. It will be agreed, modified, or tabled at the meeting of 20120815.


Project ID: 144

Project steward

Jan Steinman


We need an improved farmgate sales facility, and we could share it with other farms in the valley.


The green building is under-utilized, and either the classroom or a portion of the workshop could be quickly and simply outfitted as a community farm stand. Construction over the slow winter period, with opening by spring 2013.


  • 2012-08-15 project approved in principle.

Goal or deliverable

  • Convert one bay of the green building into a community farm store.

Timeline, schedule, or end date

time-related aspects of the project, which may include intermediate deadlines, dependencies, etc

2012-08-15: project approval


generally, a numbered list of tasks, performed in order, that will together accomplish the project's goals or deliverables

  1. Partition the west bay of the workshop in a dust-proof manner, so that workshop operations won't impact retail operations. DONE!
  2. Obtain necessary fixtures. DONE!
  3. Partition electrical so lights are on own switch for each bay. DONE!
  4. Install ceiling
    1. Vapour barrier
    2. Sheetrock
    3. Insulation
  5. Frame in and hang garage door and pass-through door.
  6. Install shelving
  7. Clean up parking lot.
  8. Recruit neighbouring farmers to sell their wares.
  9. Set up accounting and bookkeeping systems.
  10. Create road and internal signage.

Financial budget

how much money will be needed, possibly high-low bracketed and detailed, or a complete guess (try to indicate how firm a guess it is!)

Cash outlay

Item Cost Note
Construction materials $200 .
Fixtures $600 .
Signage $200 .
Total $1,000 .

Confidence factor: ±100%; may be covered by found/salvaged materials.

Class A shares

No Class A shares envisioned; "pay as you go" financing.

Labor budget

how many people are needed for how long, including specific people or specific skill-sets

20 hours: Jan: research, design, setting up record keeping systems and paperwork needs
20 hours: Ben: operations research, recruiting
160 hours: Jan, Ben, and others: construction and installation

Confidence factor: ±50%

Class B shares

Up to 4,500 Class B Investment Shares issued for up to 300 hours of labour

Cash Outlay

1010001Cash$45.002014-07-15 00:00:002014-07-15 00:00:00
1110022Community Farm Store$352.662014-02-26 00:00:002016-04-11 00:00:00
6850000Maintenance$141.162019-05-15 00:00:002019-05-15 00:00:00
5040000Propagation$140.962019-01-02 00:00:002019-03-29 00:00:00
5040002Seeds$320.062015-01-10 00:00:002019-01-22 00:00:00
2330030Taxes, GST/HST$18.872014-02-26 00:00:002019-03-19 00:00:00
2330020Taxes, PST$25.802014-02-26 00:00:002019-03-19 00:00:00
2330020TOTAL:$1,044.512014-02-26 00:00:002019-05-15 00:00:00

Labour, by person

75Adam Perry0.50.7%
336Alex Wiebe0.50.7%
459Anton Kats0.30.4%
212Ben Corno1.01.4%
3Cleome Rowe7.09.8%
408James Chambers3.54.9%
2Jan Steinman49.369.3%
426Natasha Reesor1.01.4%
394Steven Valleé5.07.0%
370Sylvain Todd2.02.8%
382Wylie Fuller1.01.4%

Labour, by activity


Vehicle Use

"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.

5Bubba324 km
5TOTAL:324 km


Jan SteinmanBubba2016-05-0315 km$6.420EcoRealitySlegg elec parts for farm storeno
Jan SteinmanBubba2016-04-0811 km$4.708EcoRealityoutlet boxes for farm storeno
Jan SteinmanBubba2015-04-1666 km$28.248EcoRealityget farm store shelving from BC Auctionno
Jan SteinmanBubba2015-03-0452 km$22.256EcoRealityget fridges for farm storeno
Jan SteinmanBubba2014-12-1525 km$10.700EcoRealityfetch garage door for farm store, errandsno
Jan SteinmanBubba2012-08-06139 km$59.492EcoRealityHarvest free freezer and BBQ from Sooke.yes
Jan SteinmanBubba2012-08-0516 km$6.848EcoRealityHarvest free fridge for produce storage and farm store.yes

Final accounting

List of disbursements, including:

  • final, reconciled costs of the project,
  • where money came from for the project, including Class A/B investment shares and to whom they are issued,
  • final, reconciled labour on the project,
    After final accounting, no more time can be allocated to a project.
  • Class A investment shares and to whom they are issued.
  • Class B investment shares and to whom they are issued.

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