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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real food, really easy: an affordable, healthy, organic, and local food takeout restaurant created by Robin Supak in Cherry Valley, NY (between Cooperstown and Sharon Springs). Open from noon to 7pm, with some exceptions. Closed Wednesday and Thursday. Check this site for updates.