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Ande Ki Kari with Saag Paneer and Rice Pulao

Good to Go’s takeout menu features a take on northern Indian food favorites ande ki kari, saag paneer, and rice pulao.

Ande Ki Kari with Saag Paneer and Rice Pulao
Northern Indian curry eggs,* housemade organic paneer cheese* with mustard and turnip greens, spinach, fenugreek leaves, and yogurt,* and crispy Basmati rice.* Served with herbed flatbread.

If you’d prefer to go in a comfort food direction, we have a Palatine muenster and NY cheddar mac and cheese served with grass-fed chorizo.

Baked Mac and Cheese: Veggie radiatori pasta,* local veggies, and homemade Palatine muenster and New York cheddar cheese sauce, with grass-fed beef chorizo.
Baked Mac and Cheese: Veggie radiatori pasta,* local veggies, and homemade Palatine muenster and New York cheddar cheese sauce, with grass-fed beef chorizo.

Good to Go is open noon to 7 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you have a large order, just call a few days ahead and we can make just about anything you want!

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Good to Go wouldn’t exist without our local investors, especially those who bought shares when our little takeout restaurant was just a dream. Find our more about owning a part of our company on our get involved page.

French Dipped Lamb Sandwich

Our Philippe’s-style, French dipped lamb sandwich is back on the Good to Go takeout menu.

We also have a fresh batch of grass-fed beef Stroganoff, and a fresh pot of vegan minestrone (or vegetarian with cheese, or add chicken), so the menu is full of delicious items at the moment!

Grass-fed Beef* Stroganoff: Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed top round beef* strips, onions, and mushrooms in a sour cream gravy with heart-healthy egg noodles on a bed of greens.
Grass-fed Beef* Stroganoff: Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed top round beef* strips, onions, and mushrooms in a sour cream gravy with heart-healthy egg noodles on a bed of greens.

Grass-fed Lamb Sandwich
A French dipped lamb sandwich made with roasted leg of grass-fed lamb, fresh house mustard,* on a Heidelberg baguette, with coleslaw.

Grass-fed Beef* Stroganoff
Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed top round beef* strips, onions, and mushrooms in a sour cream gravy with heart-healthy egg noodles on a bed of greens.

Beef or Chicken Burrito
Robin’s Cal-Mex style burritos with chicken* or grass-fed beef.
Vegetarians and vegans can substitute mushrooms. With Monterey Jack cheese, pinto beans,* onion,* greens, and salsa. On whole wheat tortillas.

Vegetarian/Vegan Garlic Minestrone: 
Classic minestrone with Chiba (local) garlic, veggie broth,* veggie radiatore pasta,* lots of veggies.* Can be topped with cheese, and/or add chicken:*

Photo by Robin Supak of the basement stairs at Good to Go.
Photo by Robin Supak of the basement stairs at Good to Go.

Good to Go is open noon to 7 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you have a large order, just call a few days ahead and we can make just about anything you want!

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Good to Go wouldn’t exist without our local investors, especially those who bought shares when our little takeout restaurant was just a dream. Find our more about owning a part of our company on our get involved page.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Good to Go is open today (we’re usually closed Thursdays) and we’ve added a baked mac and cheese featuring Palatine Cheese muenster and cheddar to our takeout menu.


Baked Mac and Cheese
Baked macaroni* and cheese featuring Palatine Cheese muenster and cheddar sauce. Served next to green beans, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes sauteed with julienne black forest turkey ham.

Beef or Chicken Burrito
Robin’s Cal-Mex style burritos with chicken* or grass-fed beef. Vegetarians and vegans can substitute mushrooms. On whole wheat tortillas.

Beef* and Goat* Bone Broth
Grass-fed beef* and goat* (Nectar Hills Farm) bone broth with fixings (greens/onion/mushrooms).

Vegetarian/Vegan Garlic Minestrone
Classic minestrone with Chiba (local) garlic, veggie broth,* veggie radiatore pasta,* lots of veggies.* Can be topped with cheese or have chicken added.

See our takeout menu for prices and more information.

We will go back to our usual schedule starting Wednesday, March 1st, when we will be closed.

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Good to Go wouldn’t exist without our local investors, especially those who bought shares when our little takeout restaurant was just a dream. Find our more about owning a part of our company on our get involved page.

New York Cheese Steak

It’s back! Our New York Cheese Steak sandwich is made from grass-fed beef* top round roast from Nectar Hills Farm.

We still have the BLASTO–bacon (turkey), lettuce, avocado, sprouts, tomato (heirloom), and onion (red). Choose NHF grass-fed beef chorizo* instead of the uncured turkey bacon and it’s a CLASTO.

We have a free-range chicken* bone broth with fixings like onion, greens, and mushrooms. Our vegan menu option this week is a garlic minestrone made with Chiba’s local and delicious garlic. Vegetarians can add cheese, and everyone else can add chicken, as usual.

We also have a fresh batch of the gluten-free banana,* walnut,* date, oat* muffins.

The BLASTO is a (turkey) bacon, lettuce,* avocado, sprouts,* tomato (heirloom), and onion sandwich with house olive oil mayo,* served on a Heidelberg baguette. Can also be a CLASTO which is made with Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed beef* chorizo.
The BLASTO is a (turkey) bacon, lettuce,* avocado, sprouts,* tomato (heirloom), and onion sandwich with house olive oil mayo,* served on a Heidelberg baguette. Can also be a CLASTO which is made with Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed beef* chorizo.

Grass-fed New York Cheese Steak
Grass-fed, top-round roast beef* from Nectar Hills Farm,
w/ peppers, onions,* Palatine provolone cheese, on a Heidelberg baguette

BLASTO
Uncured turkey bacon, lettuce,* avocado, sprouts,* tomato (heirloom) and onion* sandwich with house olive oil mayo,* served on a Heidelberg baguette. Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed beef chorizo* patty instead of bacon: CLASTO

Chicken* Bone Broth
Free-range chicken* bone broth with fixings (greens/onion/mushrooms).

Vegetarian/Vegan Garlic Minestrone
Classic minestrone with Chiba (local) garlic, veggie broth,* veggie radiatore pasta,* lots of veggies.* Can be topped with cheese. Add chicken:*

Gluten-free, Banana,* Walnut,* Date, Oat* Organic Muffins: 2
The oats are processed in a gluten-free facility.

Good to Go is open noon to 7 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you have a large order, just call a few days ahead and we can make just about anything you want!

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Good to Go wouldn’t exist without our local investors, especially those who bought shares when our little takeout restaurant was just a dream. Find our more about owning a part of our company on our get involved page.

 

Organic Muffins & Cream of Chicken Soup

Our organic muffins are gluten-free, with banana, walnut, and dates ($2 large, $0.75 small). They go great with our organic, fair-trade coffee or an espresso milkshake!

The banana nut organic muffins are completely gluten-free (the organic oats are processed in a gluten-free facility). We also have an organic cream of chicken soup. It has turkey bacon, free-range chicken,* with potatoes.* We’re making more enchiladas since they’re so popular.

Local, Grass-fed Beef Enchilada: blue corn tortillas,* jack and cheddar cheese, peppers,* onions,* fresh-made enchilada sauce, on a bed of lettuces, with sour cream, black and green olives, avocado, and cilantro.* Veggie Enchilada: replaces beef with roasted mushrooms and cauliflower.*
Local, Grass-fed Beef Enchilada: blue corn tortillas,* jack and cheddar cheese, peppers,* onions,* fresh-made enchilada sauce, on a bed of lettuces, with sour cream, black and green olives, avocado, and cilantro.* Veggie Enchilada: replaces beef with roasted mushrooms and cauliflower.*

Gluten-free, Banana, Walnut, Date, Oat Muffins*
The oats are processed in a gluten-free facility.

Local Beef or Veggie Enchilada
Grass-fed, locally-raised beef, blue corn tortillas,* jack and cheddar cheese, peppers,* onions,* fresh-made enchilada sauce, on a bed of lettuces, with sour cream, black and green olives, avocado, and cilantro.* Veggie Enchilada: replaces beef with roasted mushrooms and cauliflower.*

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone
Classic minestrone with veggie broth,* veggie radiatore pasta,* lots of veggies.* Can be topped with cheese. Optional chicken.

Beef and Lamb Bone Broth
Nectar Hills Farm grass-fed beef* and lamb* bone broth with optional greens* and/or mushrooms.

Cream of Chicken Soup*
With turkey bacon, veggies,* and potatoes.*

Good to Go is open noon to 7 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you have a large order, just call a few days ahead and we can make just about anything you want!

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Good to Go wouldn’t exist without our local investors, especially those who bought shares when our little takeout restaurant was just a dream. Find our more about owning a part of our company on our get involved page.

We’re Open All Week

Good to Go will be open on our usually closed days (Wednesday and Thursday) this week only, and we’ll be opening an hour early each day this week–so our hours are 11 am to 7 pm.

New to our takeout menu this week, we have zuppa matrimoniale Italiana, or Italian wedding soup. Since we’re opening a little early each day, we have two breakfast items–a grass-fed beef chorizo breakfast burrito, and a scrambled eggs breakfast.

We still have a few cheese steaks left, but they go fast.

Christmas cheese steak! New York Cheese Steak with grass-fed, top-round roast beef* from Nectar Hills Farm, w/ peppers, onions,* Palatine provolone cheese, on a Heidelberg baguette.
Christmas cheese steak! New York Cheese Steak with grass-fed, top-round roast beef* from Nectar Hills Farm, w/ peppers, onions,* Palatine provolone cheese, on a Heidelberg baguette.

Italian Wedding Soup
Comfort food supreme, chock full of chicken,* grass-fed beef meatballs, and local spinach, topped with Parm/pecorino blend.

Grass-fed New York Cheese Steak
Grass-fed, top-round roast beef* from Nectar Hills Farm,
w/ peppers, onions,* Palatine provolone cheese, on a Heidelberg baguette

Grass-fed Beef Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
Free-range eggs,* grass-fed beef chorizo, Palatine cheddar cheese, peppers, onions,* potatoes*

Scrambled Eggs* Breakfast
Scrambled free-range eggs,* turkey ham, hashbrowns*

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter LLC exists because of our friends and neighbors who crowdfunded us. Equity shares ($100 for 0.1% of the LLC) are still available and would provide us with the working capital to get through our first winter. If you’d like to join our growing family, find out more on the get involved page.

Christmas Cheese Steak

New to the Good to Go takeout menu this week we have Lupo’s Italian chicken sausage lasagna. We’re also offering one of our most popular items, the New York cheese steak–all dressed up for Christmas!

 

Local Chicken Sausage Lasagna: Lupo's chicken Italian sausage (made in Endicott, NY), Palatine Mozzarella cheese, Galbani ricotta cheese, lots of veggies,* with house marinara.
Local Chicken Sausage Lasagna: Lupo’s chicken Italian sausage (made in Endicott, NY), Palatine Mozzarella cheese, Galbani ricotta cheese, lots of veggies,* with house marinara.

Grass-fed New York Cheese Steak
Grass-fed, top-round roast beef* from Nectar Hills Farm, w/ peppers, onions,* Palatine provolone cheese, on a Heidelberg baguette

Local Chicken Sausage Lasagna
Lupo’s chicken Italian sausage (made in Endicott, NY), Palatine Mozzarella cheese, Galbani ricotta cheese, lots of veggies,* with house marinara.

Good to Go will be closed Christmas. We will resume regular days and hours Monday, December 26th, so come in for Boxing Day! Our regular hours are noon to 7pm, and we’re closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter LLC exists because of all our friends and neighbors who crowdfunded us. Equity shares ($100 for 0.1% of the LLC) are still available and would provide us with the working capital to get through our first winter. If you’d like to join our growing family, find out more on the get involved page.

 

Asian Fusion Chicken Soup with Handmade Noodles

Asian fusion chicken soup (limited supply, made by guest chef Kevin Tobler) tops the Good to Go takeout menu today, along with our Texas-style chili which can also be served on top of a baked mac and cheese made with Palatine cheddar.

 

All organic biscotti cookies from Good to Go with NY flour,* almonds,* and fair trade chocolate.*
All-organic biscotti cookies from Good to Go with NY flour,* almonds,* and fair trade chocolate.*

We also have plenty of biscotti,* which are perfect for the holiday season as treats or stocking stuffers.

Guest Chef Kevin Tobler’s Asian Fusion Chicken* Soup
Handmade Asian noodles in chicken broth* with many Asian veggies,* oyster mushrooms, and free-range chicken*

Texas-style Chili
Local, grass-fed ground beef with tomatoes,* onions,*
roasted peppers,* and lots of spices,* served with bread

Baked Mac and Cheese
Pasta, local veggies,* and homemade Palatine New York cheddar cheese sauce (can be topped with chili)

Pasta e Fagioli
Penne pasta,* veggies,* greens,* cannellini beans,* and parmesan/pecorino Romano cheese (can add garlic bread)

Good to Go is open from noon to 7pm. We’re closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter, LLC, is crowdfunded by our friends and neighbors. We still have equity shares (which make a great Christmas gift) available if you would like to own part of the company. Please visit the get involved page for more information.

 

Organic and Local Takeout Food Coming Next Week

The Tree inside Good to Go organic and local takeout food in Cherry Valley NY
Good to Go is almost Good to Go in Cherry Valley, NY, between Cooperstown and Sharon Springs.

If all goes well, our organic and local takeout food restaurant will be open next week, in historic Cherry Valley New York, between Cooperstown and Sharon Springs.

We’re putting the finishing touches on everything now (although we will probably never actually be finished) and plan to open next week–gradually–starting Monday, August 8th.

We’ll have meatball subs made with organic, local, grass-fed, wagyu beef from Nectar Hills Farm, organic grass-fed beef bone broth (from the same young bull of wagyu beef), roast organic free-range chicken, organic & local garlic greens, organic pasta and grains,  organic & fair trade coffee and tea, organic lavender lemonade, and other assorted organic and local treats.

We’ll post our full takeout food menu as soon as we finalize it.

Organic and Local Takeout Food Doesn’t Happen By Magic

Thanks to our graphic designer Harriet Spear for the wonderful window sign, stickers, business cards, and all our other graphics. Thanks to photographer Mark Reinertson for his photograph of Nectar Hills Farm which now graces our front window and the top of this site. Thanks also to Derrick Marshfield for being a great all around handyman and construction advisor.

And finally, we thank all our crowd-funders who bought shares! We couldn’t have done it without you. Every share we sold took us one small step in the right direction.

Equity shares in the LLC are still available. Find out more on the get involved page. Shares are $100, represent 0.1% of the company, and will be repurchased over five years while you continue to get your share of the net profits every year until we’ve purchased them all back.

The Good to Go window sign as seen from inside Good to Go Organic and Local Takeout Food in Cherry Valley, New York., between Cooperstown and Sharon Springs
The Good to Go window sign as seen from inside Good to Go in Cherry Valley, New York.

How Do You Like Our Takeout Restaurant So Far?

Hello, real food lovers. At long last, we can say with confidence that Good to Go takeout restaurant will be opening this summer.

Good to Go takeout restaurant in Cherry Valley NY near Cooperstown and Sharon Springs
Before: The beginning of Good to Go takeout restaurant in Cherry Valley, NY

Every day it feels more real, and I am beaming with anticipation. The dream, so powerfully specific, is coming into laser focus, more so than a health food joint in Cherry Valley, New York, in 2016 might ever have expected.

Good to Go takeout restaurant in Cherry Valley near Sharon Springs and Cooperstown, NY
Now: Good to Go takeout restaurant is taking shape!

Looks good so far, doesn’t it?  The appliances fit VERY cozily on one side. On the other side, hot and cold water is running to a stunning array of sinks.

Meanwhile, our logo is “about to pop,” and the final push to sell the last 53 shares begins now.

Here’s what we need to open our doors:

  • a backsplash
  • floor sealant
  • an 8′ X 2′ edged, hinged counter
  • a cash register
  • a coffee/condiment station
  • insurance
  • starting inventory

Five thousand dollars is a serious sum, but it’s not insurmountable. Compared to the total investment so far (two years of our lives, a $22,000 vote of confidence by the county, and 40 individual shareholders), selling the last 50 shares (out of the original 200) becomes manageable. And it has to happen in the next couple of weeks.

Looking, briefly, at the demographics of our shareholders so far:

  • 28 owners of a single share
  • 5 couples that have bought 2 shares
  • Nationally, we have shareholders (not all of them family, LOL) in these states; Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Texas, and California
  • *NEW* Internationally, I’d like to welcome Jasmine Hatami, a brilliant artist (and our daughter’s namesake), who resides in London, and has been a class act in my heart since 1978
  • Locally:
    • Foremost, Sonia Sola of Nectar Hills Farm, my favorite farm in the world. Sonia planted this dream in me, so “¡Of course!” it will flourish beautifully
    • In Cooperstown, we have heavyweights Rog & Dot Smith of Spurbeck’s, and the smart and soulful Angelica Palmer of Green Circle Accounting
    • Our talented and beautiful friend Vickie Whicker in Burlington Flats
    • Three wonderful women and mothers in the Roseboom area: Maureen Newman, Donna Harnett (buying another share in April, TY!), and Mrs. (Mary) Robinson
    • Springfield Town Supervisor Bill Elsey and family
    • *NEW* Jim Wolff, not afraid to put his local money where his mouth is, representing Fly Creek (with thanks to Sam Ross for the post that helped it happen)
    • Just nine, unfortunately, in Cherry Valley, counting one who is no longer here, again, unfortunately, but will surely visit. Other beloved Chervillian shareholders are Bill Issac, Kathy Minnig, Shirley Shue, Karen and Charlie Kremer, Ken Clark, Cody Alabach, Emy and Rich Frasca, Harriet Spear, and the devoted Dr. Michael Geci

I’m counting on folks here to buy food from me, of course, so I’ll give them a break, but it sure would be nice if some of the folks that promised to join us “eventually” would do so now.  If you know anyone in this considerable crowd, please encourage them to buy a share, or share a share with someone.

Please remember, we will be doing the paperwork for everyone, so it isn’t something you, or they, will have to worry about at all.  We’ll send the tax form for your profits (schedule K-1) with your annual share-of-the-profits check. Also, please remember the biscotti and grass-fed jerky (and probably lots of other things) are very mail-able.

As for me, I see my future, deliciously unbounded, and look forward to making bodies smile strongly for years to come.

Thank you,
In Food I Trust,
Robin