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Artisan Organic Bread

Artisan Organic Bread handcrafted by Richard Frasca is now available for pickup at Good to Go.

Handcrafted artisan organic bread by Richard Frasca
Handcrafted artisan organic bread by Richard Frasca

Good to Go is proud to help distribute this all-organic bread handcrafted by Richard Frasca. White or wheat available. $6 per 1.5-pound loaf. To order call 607-441-0423 or email frascas@gmail.com. Please allow 24 hours advance notice for orders.

You can have your bread dropped off at Good to Go, 17½ Main Street in Cherry Valley NY,  for pick up during our regular business hours of noon to 7pm, closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Meatball Subs for Hungry Kite Fliers

Our meatball sub is back on the takeout menu for the hungry kite fliers enjoying the Cherry Valley Kite Festival!

The Cherry Valley Kite Festival happening on East Hill in the distance.
The Cherry Valley Kite Festival happening on the hill in the distance.

The Good to Go Meatball Sub 
Organic, grass-fed, Nectar Hills Farm beef meatballs, house marinara made with certified bio-dynamic tomatoes from Nectar Hills Farm, on a Heidelberg baguette (choice of cracked wheat or plain), with Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheese.

We will be closed on Tuesday, September 27th. We will be back to our regular schedule (noon to 6pm every day but Wednesdays) starting Thursday, September 29th.

 

We Are Officially Open and We Have a Takeout Menu

Good to Go is finally going! As you can see from the new link at the top of the page, we have a takeout menu now! Check it out here, or download the PDF version of the Good to Go Takeout Menu for printing.

Remember, the menu does change regularly, so be sure to check the board when you come in for specials and changes.

We will be open tonight during the Folk Fest in Cherry Valley (right across the street).

Here are some of our suppliers we’re featuring now: Nectar Hills Farm, Windy Hill Goat Farm, and Spurbeck’s Grocery (makers of the amazing, extra-aged, NY state cheddar).

 

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