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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Commerce

Sell a harvest for a total of at least $200.  This can be multiple transactions.  Must include a tip of the hat to permaculture values

This is very hard to prove.  60% of the transactions are probably too hard to prove sufficiently.  Therefore this BB is only for the remaining 40% that can show very clear proof that they sold $200 of goods
   Examples of very clear proof:
      - Time lapse video of selling stuff at your stand or booth
      - Pictures of the transactions showing goods and money changing hands combined with original inventory and ending inventory
      - Clear PayPal or other financial paper trail with matching photos
      - There are lots of ways to prove it above and beyond this list so be creative

Minimum Requirements:
- Something you grew, harvested, or foraged
- Included preserved food stuffs like jam or sausage
- No more than 10% of the finished product (by value) can be purchased

To get certified for this BB, post the following:
- Show that you harvested, grew, or foraged the item(s)
- Show the price is at least $200
- Provide proof that it sold  
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I sold 350 comfrey roots and some crowns to a member here for $300.  I don't want to say who the person is in case they would rather keep that private, but someone on the staff can verify in my PMs if they like.  I took a picture of part of the order, and the paypal verification of the money, but blacked out the pertinent info.  I'm not sure if that is acceptable for this.  The order is much larger than this but I didn't take more pictures as I was packing it.
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Paypal for payment
Paypal for payment
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Part of comfrey order
Part of comfrey order
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I raise rabbits primarily for meat. This has stacking functions of manure for my garden and offal for my chickens, which means more manure and eggs (eventually, right? I've been waiting a while). I also sell live kits once they are of age since other people seem interested and I can make a decent profit.

I have previously, posted some about this.

Is this BB intended for a single sale of >$200 or is cumulative acceptable? In the 6 months last year I was selling I made $325. I have attached images for the craigslist conversations for the contacts that ended up with a 'meet'. I also sold a few outside of CL but don't have details other than what I have kept in my ledger.
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email conversations with people to meet for sales
email conversations with people to meet for sales
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Personal ledger for sales, year 2020
Personal ledger for sales, year 2020
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Note: I'm afraid that at the Straw level we need a bit more "proof that it sold" than you provided.

 
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Alrightieeeeeeeee! I'm here to post the earning of $$ from doing what I love-cooking fresh food and supporting in season consumption. One of my dreams is to close the gaping gap between those who "serve" and those who "eat" in the sense that we are often so far removed from our food. If you our out to fine dining, the person marinating your chicken breast is a different person than who cooked it and maybe even a different person than who plated it and certainly a different person than who brought it to your table.  Having being the one to plate food, then send it into the abyss, I love to have a more interactive dining experience. Hence I hosted the dinner party project. That was round 1, round two was brunch project. The main mission is to support community by: A Supporting the local organic farmers who show up at farmers markets in my area. ( I bought as muchf resh veg as I could from the farmers market)  B Supporting the fostering of friendships over good food, C challenge myself to make 3 course meal (dinner) or large buffet (brunch) and then enjoy the rewards by dining right along side the guests.
For the transactions- some were cash, but those that were venmo or paypal I have screenshot/collaged and those alone totaled $227 between the October Dinner and May Brunch! Total with cash was probably $350. Made most everything from scratch and even have (blurred for privacy) photos of some of the atendees.

Here are the flyers  made to send to my community:


Here is the fall dinner - 1st course i was too busy to photograph was a salad with fresh greens and roasted delicata squash (pictured) 2nd course: roasted potatoes with cashew cream sauce, shallot confit, and baked chicken breast


3rd course was chocolate pots de creme and lemon curd tartlettes (made gluten-free and glutinous tarts)


And the spring time brunch, was a buffet. Featuring: Vegan Chocolate Mouse with Local Strawberries, Fiddlehead Ferns with Morels and Shitaki, Beet Marinara, Homemade "Bitchin Sauce", Gomen (ethiopian collard greens) Sourdough Bagels, Spring Rolls with all the fresh veg, Zuchinni Fritters (first of the year!), and a few kinds of lemonade...



Photos of the Attendees:


Photos of the $$$$$



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Note: Looks like fun & delicious too. Good job!

 
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I would like to include two of the products on my jointly-run Etsy shop, which I described in commerce.sand.selling. Given that I used one of those products (the lemon thorn tapers) for that BB, am I allowed to use it again? It has brought in additional revenue since that point.
 
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Hey Luke, sorry for not seeing this earlier...

I think if you can show that it brought in new revenue since your other post, or show the total earned exceeds the sand and straw BB combined, you can use it.
 
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I milled up some white pine lumber, air dried it for a year and a half and then sold it (at a small discount to the big box store) to the community garden for shed siding.
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Portion that I sold (140 boards)
Portion that I sold (140 boards)
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Boards at the garden getting cut to length
Boards at the garden getting cut to length
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Installed on the far wall and the rest staged inside on the floor
Installed on the far wall and the rest staged inside on the floor
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Proof of payment
Proof of payment
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Note: I certify this badge bit complete. Nice contribution to the community garden!

 
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I believe I can provide enough proof to qualify for this BB.  Here is my submission.  One of the things I do is make tools that I use in the workshops I teach on various metalsmithing techniques.  I sell these tools to my students, or if there are any extra to other metalsmiths through my website.

This past year I started making sets of raising stakes that are used to form metal.  They are the sort of tools one would want to do this BB to raise a small bowl.  

I'm hoping that providing basic non-powered tools one would need to hand form metal for a PEP wood badge level BB is a sufficient hat tip to permaculture values for this BB.

What I'm submitting here is one of the orders I've gotten for these sets of raising stakes.  The total order, including shipping charges, was $766.

As supporting documentation that I actually made these tools I will link to where I got  metalworking oddball BB points for making a large batch of them.
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Here is a screenshot of the email when I got the order (order #5400)
Here is a screenshot of the email when I got the order (order #5400)
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Part one showing the order as seen from my website control panel.
Part one showing the order as seen from my website control panel.
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Part two showing the order as seen from my website control panel.
Part two showing the order as seen from my website control panel.
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Here is a screenshot of the email from Stripe confirming payment for order #5400
Here is a screenshot of the email from Stripe confirming payment for order #5400
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Hello PEP-folks,
I have been roasting coffee for over a decade now, so I think that qualifies as a value-add service performed on-homestead. For the sake of better documentation, I include only one husband-and-wife customer's purchases over a few months (easy to search in the bank records that way), as well as text conversations tracking the shipments and payments, and a representative shipping receipt. I sell the coffee for $15/lb, plus ~$10 shipping for a 3lb batch (this customer has at various times paid the exact shipping cost, and sometimes the "$10" I say). I also include a few photos of the bagged beans arriving, green beans, roasted beans, roaster, and packaged product. The coffee is roasted on 100% solar power, and the Guatemala beans I take to a breakfast-light roast are Fair-Trade-Organic certified (my Java beans do not offer that certification, but are very good at a Vienna roast).

I'm not going to tot up what they've spent on coffee, it might be rude. But we're >$200. For sure.

Happy roasting!
Mark
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Bulk Organic Coffee Beans
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Next To The Solar Roaster
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Green Beans
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Roasted Coffee Beans
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Packaged Coffee
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Organic Certification
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Note: I ceertify this BB complete

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Grand fathered BB.
This BB is changed grow, harvest, forage.
- Included preserved food stuffs like jam or sausage
- No more than 10% of the finished product (by value) can be purchased.

 
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My past BBs for Collect a Dozen Eggs and Selling document some of what I've done with chickens, so far.
Below I continue with all of the Venmo transactions for that flock of birds. Note, this is a different account than the one pictured before. I realized there might be benefit in splitting off a business account and did so under the name "Golden Valley Acres"

This was over multiple years, the price of eggs changed during that time from $4 to $5 USD.
The discrepancy between sub total 1 (205) and the Transfer (-219.16) comes from an initial funding of the account, not listed as a transaction in their system.

Lastly, "who's buying $60 worth of eggs in November? And didn't you harvest your birds partially because they were slowing down?"
Yes, the additional income stream comes from selling plants and cuttings from my house plant hobby.
All of the November 2023 transactions represent Plant Sales.
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names obfuscated for privacy reasons
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A picture of some of the eggs
A picture of some of the eggs
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Annotated detail of raw csv file from Venmo
Annotated detail of raw csv file from Venmo
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Another one
Another one
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Additional proof I operate as Golden Valley Acres
Additional proof I operate as Golden Valley Acres
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I needed to contact support for past transactions
I needed to contact support for past transactions
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They came in quarterly downloads... hence the "Combined_Transaction_History" sheet
They came in quarterly downloads... hence the
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Please note that this BB has been massaged a bit toward selling a harvest.
 
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