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Organic Grass-fed Beef Meatball Subs at the Cherry Valley Kite Festival

Robin will be selling meatball sub sandwiches made with organic, grass-fed beef from Nectar Hills Farm at the Cherry Valley Artworks Bi-annual Kite Festival this Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Campbell Road, in Cherry Valley.

Robin will also have biscotti and coffee (earlier), as well as coleslaw, iced tea, and other drinks. The subs will be served as soon as the freshly-baked Heidelberg bread arrives (around 10:30 am).

The 2014 Cherry Valley Kite Festival

 

Good to Go Sample Tasting Menu

Here’s the menu for the sample tasting today, at 5 pm, at the Cherry Branch Gallery in Cherry Valley, NY.

  • Organic, award-winning, Texas-style, Supak Family Chili
  • Organic adzuki beans
  • Organic blue and NY sweet corn cakes
  • Organic shitake and leak bone broth (grassfed beef bones from Nectar Hills farm)
  • Organic cashew chicken curry
  • Organic vegan sushi rolls w/ organic, NY tamari
  • Organic vinaigrette vegetable medley
  • Organic Spanish Frittata
  • Organic whole wheat bread by Frasca
  • Organic Pecan dark (fair trade) chocolate cookies
  • Organic, dark (fair trade) chocolate, mixed nut bark
  • Organic green tea with pomegranate and mint
  • Tiramisu

And here are the local sources for the ingredients:

  • Organic, award-winning, Texas-style, Supak Family Chili made with: 100% grassfed, organic, fresh-ground chuck from Highlander cattle from Nectar Hills Farm; and Ommegang Hennepin Ale.
  • Various organic vegetables and herbs from the Kremer Farm in Cherry Valley
  • Organic, pasture-raised eggs from Hidden Camp Farm in Canajoharie
  • Organic corn from Peterson Farms in the Hawthorn Valley, NY
  • Organic flour from Champlain Valley Milling, West Port, NY
  • Red potatoes from Fassett Vegetable stand in Cherry Valley
  • Garlic, mint, and herbs from the Supak family garden in Cherry Valley

 

Support Our Local Farmers!

Good to Go will be hosting a sample tasting of our delicious, local, organic food on Saturday, August 16, from 5 to 7 pm.

People interested in getting in on the ground floor are welcome to join those who have already invested. We recommend reading our business plan before you invest. Minimum investment is $100.

Bring your questions, appetites, and checkbooks to the Cherry Branch Gallery at 25 Main Street in Cherry Valley, New York.

Please feel free to download the event flier and post on local bulletin boards. Local farmers are encouraged to contact us as possible suppliers.

The Next Great Thing

Grass-fed bologna grilled extra aged cheddar cheese sandwich
Grass-fed bologna and grilled (extra aged cheddar) cheese sandwich

Good News, Everyone!

The very thing I am aiming to do with Good To Go in Cherry Valley is, according to today’s New York Times, wildly successful. The Next Great Thing, and it’s just around the corner, friends.

From the New York Times story:

After decades of public hand-wringing about the empty calories and environmental impact of fast food, the farm-to-table notions that have revolutionized higher-end American restaurants have finally found a lucrative spot in the takeout line. The result already has a nickname: farm to counter.

“This is not a passing fad,” said B. Hudson Riehle, the research director for the National Restaurant Association, who added that locally grown food and sustainability were the top two customer priorities reported this year in the group’s annual poll of American chefs. “It’s only going to get stronger.”

Get involved!

Good to Go Is Good to Go So Let’s GO

The storefront of Good to Go Organic and Local Food Takeout Restaurant in Cherry Valley, NY
The storefront of Good to Go Organic and Local Food Takeout Restaurant in Cherry Valley, NY

Hi, Everyone,

My lease is signed, and 17 1/2 Main Street is waiting patiently for me to turn it into a tasty, healthy dynamo of a little kitchen. To do that, I’ll need a bank loan, and to get that, I need an impressive show of support. From Friends, Family, Sustainable Food Enthusiasts, Upstate Small Business Investors, and of course, the many that want to see our dear Cherry Valley flourish.

Here are the details.

The bottom line is this:  When I open, I will give this kitchen all I have:  my heart and soul, blood, sweat and tears, and time and energy.  The copious amount of encouraging words I’ve received has been overwhelming,  but what I need from each of you now is another cliche altogether: put your money where your mouth is.

If you can’t afford a whole share, go in on one with somebody.  That’s only fifty bucks:  one for every year of my life that has led me to this very point. Please, I am raring to go. Literally:  Good To Go.  Help me get started: stomachs, palates, lives, minds, farms, the economy, the state, karma, earth…all these things will improve with this venture. Get excited with me.

Love and thanks,
Robin Supak

Invest in Local Organic Food via Dwolla

Giant White Castle style burger
Giant White-Castle-style, grass-fed beef burger with organic dehydrated onions and a side of organic veggies.

We’ve added an electronic payment option for anyone who wants to get involved by investing in our sustainable, organic, slow food, take out restaurant.

Shares are $100 (0.1% of the company) and available to friends, family, and community members interested in helping us help local and organic farmers by creating more demand for their food.

We prefer to send money via Dwolla (the least expensive way to send money on line, with all transactions $10 and under are free, and over $10 is only 25 cents per transaction). Sign up or log into your Dwolla account and send money to Scott Supak via this page.

If you plan to become a customer of Good to Go once we open, we will be using Dwolla as a payment system as well. It’s the least expensive electronic way to buy our local and organic food.

Almost Good to Go Organic

Turkey Canadian bacon grilled cheese with caramelized onions, tomato, and arugula.
Turkey Canadian bacon grilled cheese with caramelized onions, tomato, and arugula.

We’ve added a Get Involved Page which we plan to keep updated with ways for members of our community to become investors, suppliers, and customers of Good to Go.

We are now selling shares in the LLC. Shares are $100 each and represent 0.1% ownership in the company. Please read the Get Involved page and the Good to Go Business Plan for more information on becoming a member of the Good to Go LLC.

We want to hear from local farmers and ranchers who are interested in becoming suppliers. Preference will be given to certified organic or naturally grown produce, grass-fed meat, dairy and grains from as close to Cherry Valley as we can find.

Our contact information is on the about page.

We will always post notifications when we make changes to this site, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, by email in the form on every page of this site, or by RSS feed.

Soon We Will Be Good to Go in Cherry Valley New York

Roast grass-fed beef
Grass-fed roast beef for taco Tuesday!

The Supak family is busy planning to open Good to Go, a small, take-out only restaurant featuring organic and healthy food at affordable prices, in Cherry Valley, NY.

Cherry Valley is a historic village near Cooperstown NY,  just off US Route 20 (aka the Cherry Valley Turnpike). We are centrally located near Glimmerglass State Park, the Glimmerglass Opera, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the fast-growing historic resort town of Sharon Springs.

We have written the Good to Go Business Plan. We will be selling shares in the multi-partner LLC very soon. If you’d like to get involved with Good to Go, either as a co-owner (known as “members” in New York LLC’s) or as a supplier of local, regional, and/or organic food, check out our Get Involved page.

Feel free to email either Robin or Scott for any more information, or use the contact form on the About Good to Go page.