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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