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Good News Everyone!

Our pet turtle Little Foot
Slow and steady wins the race!

Dear Good To Go Shareholders,

My update (at long last, I know, and I appreciate everyone’s patience) brings very good news.

The micro-enterprise grant Scott so painstakingly applied for in February was awarded to us. Out of about sixty businesses, two were chosen, and we got $22,100 out of the possible $35,000.

Basically, we won! The great County of Otsego, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to believe in me in the form of putting their $ where their mouth is, just as all of you caring folks have. I am so deeply grateful and honored, and I cannot wait to get started.

We reworked the business plan start-up costs to accommodate the new figure, and are waiting (more waiting! Whatever, Rome wasn’t built in a day or even in a year and a half) to sign on the dotted line and find out exactly what we can spend the money on. So far all we know is none may be spent on labor. I am hereby spreading the word that I am looking for people willing to work for shares and/or food down the line. I’ll paint myself, but I need:

  • a plumber
  • an electrician
  • a general contractor

The grant allows us to not have to go to the bank for a loan, practically guaranteeing Good To Go’s success, as our break even mark is so much drastically lower. But I still have to open; I hope by Labor Day (fitting, no?). It will take more money than I have to get there, as even my part-time gallery job is gone now.

If I can’t “gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger today” where labor is concerned, I need to sell more shares. That worries me because it took a whole year of selling myself just to get to the nest egg of 65 shares, and 37 of those are family!

My hope is, now that I have Otsego County’s endorsement, people that have considered investing will jump to my side of the fence now that success is so likely. So please, encourage your peeps to join you on the Good To Go bandwagon, as we are absolutely, positively Good To Go.

In Food I Trust,
Robin

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.

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.