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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

Robin’s Letter to Cherry Valley New York Locals

Good to Go Cherry Valley Pizza
Loaded Organic Pizza made with fresh, local ingredients

The following is a letter from Robin Supak to people who live in the upstate area around Cherry Valley New York, including Sharon Springs, Richfield Springs, Roseboom, Cooperstown, and the surrounding towns:

Hello Real Food Lovers,

If you received this letter, it means someone you know thinks you’re interested in a more sustainable and nurturing community, a community where locally grown and prepared food is as important to the soul as fresh air and clean water.

Good to Go is a family-owned, local/organic take-out start-up restaurant that is so close to opening we can taste it, and it tastes amazing.

In July, we received a $22,100 micro-enterprise grant from Otsego County (beating out dozens of other applicants). The grant covers major equipment like an exhaust hood, range, refrigerators & freezers, a water heater, and sinks. Unfortunately, the grant doesn’t cover labor. Using a new crowd-sourcing strategy, we have been selling shares of Good to Go to family, friends, and neighbors for the past year, but we are still $8,000 shy of having the funds to open the store.

And that’s where you come in!

Investors of as little as $100 per share will be paid their share of the LLC profits annually. Six months after opening, we will begin buying back shares in 20 quarterly installments. Stockholders continue receiving their full share of the profits until all shares have been repurchased.

Your investment in this energetic new restaurant will provide Cherry Valley with:

• Locally grown organic meats and veggies
• Multi-day marinades that make even the leanest grass-fed meats succulent
• Sustainable seafood
• Nutritious & deliciously prepared non-GMO food, free of high fructose corn syrup & MSG
• Live foods, like smoothies, kefir, apple cider vinegar, and sprouted foods
• A chef with a fundamental understanding of bio-availability, food pairing & spicing for maximum vitamin, anti-oxidant, and enzymatic absorption
• Personal attention: I’ll make your dishes the way you want them, made with a mother’s love, remembering you & your family’s dietary quirks and restrictions. I’ll generally bend over backwards to make you happy. It’s my M.O.
Investing in Good to Go puts you in the company of distinguished local luminaries, such as: Dr. Michael Geci, Maureen Newman, Donna Harnett, Charlie & Karen Kremer, Rog & Dot Smith (Spurbeck’s Grocery), Angelica Palmer (Green Circle Accounting), Sonia Sola (Nectar Hills Farm), Springfield town supervisor Bill Elsey, and artists Kathy Minnig, Vicki Whicker, and Bill Issac. Acclaimed multidisciplinary designer Harriet Spear is earning shares creating our logo!

I hope you’ll want to join this growing community of healthy, dedicated people who appreciate the importance of locally grown, locally sourced, and most importantly, locally prepared & distributed food.

In Food I Trust,
Robin Supak

You can download the letter here if you’d like to share it with your friends.

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

 

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