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The People of Sooke need cold-pressed juices, smoothies and GF eats served up in a great hangout spot. Queue The Uncommon Carrot.
76 backers pledged CA$ 7,145 to help bring this project to life.

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Why The Uncommon Carrot?

I like to eat healthy but it can be a struggle sometimes. Between hectic schedules, the need to grocery shop and then finding the time to actually put it all together, it's easy to procrastinate. I hear I'm not alone.

So we started with Go Food Café, offering healthy, gluten-free freezer meals ready to dump in your slow cooker eliminating dinnertime stress. And that was successful. So, now we’re breaking out baby, and bringing the juice, smoothies and gluten-free eats to a dedicated space here in Sooke. Mark your calendars; we could be open as early as June 1st! Health nuts rejoice!

But the name Go Food didn’t quite cut it anymore. It had to go go. Our shop will have its own brand of special character, our juices will be unique and our smoothies will pack pizzazz. But we loved our carrot, our symbol of wholesome food. So, voila, we are now The Uncommon Carrot.

What will The Uncommon Carrot do for Sooke?

The “UC” will be a hub for conversation, laughter, learning and eating well on the go. Looking to eat clean? We’ll support you. Need a meet up spot? Come on in for a smoothie. Want gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan foods fast? We got you.

The Uncommon Carrot will be more than just a smoothie and juice bar; we will be a safe haven for restricted eaters, a comfortable hang out for moms with kids, a resource and support network for those wanting to change their eating habits. We will be a draw for tourists and those thinking of moving here. We will add a new dimension to Sooke’s town core and we will compliment the already well-established health and wellness community. We will work hard to become an asset to our town and to create an Uncommon Family.

What will the Kickstarter campaign fund?

We are proud to say we are aiming for the shop to be 75% built out with used and up-cycled materials. We currently have some great juicers but our Kickstarter goal is to raise $7,000 so that we can purchase a specific commercial juicer, a specialty fridge, and to open with stocked shelves of gluten-free merchandise not readily available here in Sooke.

Funds raised in excess of our goal will go towards a meal share program supporting the Sooke Food Bank and some equipment needed to expand our in house food offering. Funding The Uncommon Carrot is a win, win, win for everyone but only happens if we meet our goal!

Biography

The Hubby, My Mini-Me and I
The Hubby, My Mini-Me and I

Kerry Cavers~

I’m just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. I took the 9pm ferry going across the Strait… Hailing from Tsawwassen, but more recently North Vancouver, and now residing in Sooke for the last four years, I have worn a variety of hats throughout my working life: Mortgage Broker, Lease Administrator, Event Planner, Personal Development Coach, Administrative Assistant, Server, Hostess, Retail Sales Associate and Pizza Slinger. I have owned businesses, managed businesses and worked both in and on businesses. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University and a PHD in getting it done from the School of Hard Knox. I am a mother of two young boys and a wife to the best husband I’ve got. I will be the UC’s gal Friday not only serving up smoothies but also crunching calculations. And as soon as juicingly possible, I will add great people to the team to take over in areas they are experts. Because in business, you always want to work with people who know more than you do.

Risks and challenges

Like with any small business, there are a variety of risks we may face leading up to opening and running a day-to-day operation. When it comes to establishing a brand new restaurant concept in a non-existing restaurant space, those risks become even more apparent and challenging; under capitalization, permitting, municipal approvals, poor management and possible lack of customer base to name a few.

However, with the support of the community, we can overcome any hurdle that we may face. After months of preparing to open this business – creating a business plan, business plan revisions, location scouting, menu creation, and product testing – we are very excited to share with Sooke what we have to offer. The Uncommon Carrot plans on taking whatever steps necessary to maintain momentum and serve the fast, healthy, delicious foods the community has been asking for.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    The Uncommon Sticker - If you were a Scout, this would be the most presitgious badge. Display it with pride.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $7

    Time for math class.
    What do you get when pledge $10?
    You get $10 to spend in the shop, a sticker and a Power Bite.
    What do you get when you pledge $20?
    You get $20 to spend in the shop, a sticker and two Power Bites.
    What do you get when you pledge $30?
    You get $30 to spend in the shop, a sticker and three Power Bites.
    What do you get...ah, I think you get the picture!

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    The Uncommon Cup - Increase your fit cred by taking your limited edition UC jar with you everywhere you go. At home, at the office, on the bus; people will know not to mess with you. You're someone that gets your 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies day.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    Is that UC you're wearing? - Latest trend to hit the smoothie runway is the UC t-shirt. Transitions from bed, to lounging, to running errands with no effort at all. Sure to become the next wardrobe staple get yours before they're all gone.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $26

    The UC Bundle - Closest you'll ever get to being a triple threat. Take home your own UC sticker, limited edition jar and UC t-shirt. Cause, let's face it, you’re not making it through to Vegas.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    Ready. Set. Juice! - Secure your place on the guestlist to our launch party. Rub shoulders and hob nob with Sooke's Smoothie elite. Sip samples and snack on eats from our menu. Leave with your hollywood swag bag filled with UC merchandise. Pretty much as good as going to the Oscar's. But without all the famous people and papparazzi.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Invest in your juicing future with one of our limited edition UC Jars personalized with your name and stored behind the bar like the trophy it is. To be used by you and you alone. Comes loaded with a sticker, free juice and free GF treat. Occassional re-loads of perks may occur. Limited to 35 jars and available only through Kickstarter. After this opportunity, only way into this club is by assignment or lottery.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $112

    Get your learn on - New to the Juice? Not to fret. Come take an exclusive 3 part class in the shop and we'll give you the low down on juicing, juice cleanses, how to transition to gluten free eating and how-to guide with recipes to get you started. Upon graduation you will be presented with a UC bundle. No pressure.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $225

    Ain't no party like an organic, no GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie and juice party! - Gather nine of your coolest friends and have an after hours party at the UC (7pm Sooke time). You'll have the place to yourselves complete with dinner, a juice or smoothie and a GF treat per person. I see a juice-off in your future. BYOD (Bring your own decorations).
    *Party bookings will begin in July and continue through to the end of December*

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    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $299

    Jucing. Like a Boss - Not one for lines? Like to be showered with free stuff? Always wanted to be a member of an exclusive Club? With the UC Club Card you can skip the line, get a free juice or smoothie each month for a year, design a feature smoothie or juice of the month, and be invited to all private menu tasting nights. Being the Boss never had so many tasty benefits.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $374

    What's in a name? - Always wanted to see your name in lights? How about the next best thing - on our menu board? We pick the drink, you pick the name. Your name, your partner's name, your business name or just some random name that invokes giggles everytime its spoken. It's yours for a year.

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Funding period

- (30 days)