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Indonesian Chicken Satay

We have an Indonesian Chicken Satay making it’s debut on the menu today and we’re closed tomorrow and Thursday. So, this is probably a one day special!

We also have our vegan classic minestrone, to which you can add cheese and/or chicken.

Vegetarian/Vegan Minestrone
Classic minestrone with veggie broth,* veggie radiatore pasta,* lots of veggies.* Can be topped with cheese. Add chicken.

Indonesian Chicken Satay
Broiled Plainville chicken thigh meat on a bed of brown Texmati rice,* with slaw,* peanut sauce,* and a touch of Siracha.

Good to Go is open noon to 7 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter is a multi-member LLC and we’re still selling equity shares through our crowd-funding. You can own 0.1% of the LLC for $100 and help us survive the winter. Find our more on our get involved page.

 

Asian Fusion Chicken Soup with Handmade Noodles

Asian fusion chicken soup (limited supply, made by guest chef Kevin Tobler) tops the Good to Go takeout menu today, along with our Texas-style chili which can also be served on top of a baked mac and cheese made with Palatine cheddar.

 

All organic biscotti cookies from Good to Go with NY flour,* almonds,* and fair trade chocolate.*
All-organic biscotti cookies from Good to Go with NY flour,* almonds,* and fair trade chocolate.*

We also have plenty of biscotti,* which are perfect for the holiday season as treats or stocking stuffers.

Guest Chef Kevin Tobler’s Asian Fusion Chicken* Soup
Handmade Asian noodles in chicken broth* with many Asian veggies,* oyster mushrooms, and free-range chicken*

Texas-style Chili
Local, grass-fed ground beef with tomatoes,* onions,*
roasted peppers,* and lots of spices,* served with bread

Baked Mac and Cheese
Pasta, local veggies,* and homemade Palatine New York cheddar cheese sauce (can be topped with chili)

Pasta e Fagioli
Penne pasta,* veggies,* greens,* cannellini beans,* and parmesan/pecorino Romano cheese (can add garlic bread)

Good to Go is open from noon to 7pm. We’re closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Good to Go Farm-to-Counter, LLC, is crowdfunded by our friends and neighbors. We still have equity shares (which make a great Christmas gift) available if you would like to own part of the company. Please visit the get involved page for more information.

 

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.

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.

Cooperstown Crier Covers Good to Go Grant

The Cooperstown CrierThe Cooperstown Crier ran a story about Good to Go’s micro-enterprise grant yesterday.

Good to Go, a new farm-to-counter takeout restaurant in Cherry Valley, has been awarded a $22,100 micro-enterprise grant from Otsego County. Good to Go focuses on local, regional, organic and other healthy food.

The story focuses on our finances and mentions that we’re still looking for investors. It also mentions our commitment to local and organic food, and why we think it’s important to feature local food–it’s fresher, healthier, better for the environment, and by featuring local food, we can keep our money in the local community.

The story also mentions our commitment to grass-fed meats, which are better for you, the animal, and the planet.

Investors and Skilled Laborers Needed!

Good to Go is happy to announce that we have been awarded an Otsego County Micro-Enterprise Grant! This will help us buy the equipment and materials we need. However, we still need investors–including workers willing to be paid in shares (each share is a 0.1% equity stake in the company and is worth $100). Please go to our Get Involved page for more information on investing (money or time) in our crowd-funded enterprise.

 

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

Good to Go in 2015

Goat cheese and bunapi mushroom stuffed squash blossoms.
Goat cheese and bunapi mushroom stuffed squash blossoms.

Hi, Everyone:

Happy New Year! 2015 is an exciting one here in Cherry Valley. The Little Restaurant That Could has been building support and Good To Go is just beginning to chug up the hard part of the mountain. In a few weeks we are going to apply for a loan, and we are not quite where we need to be investor-wise.

I’m hoping this mail will draw the attention of all the wonderful folks that said they were interested last year, but haven’t yet done the Paypal, Dwolla, or sent a check. Every hundred helps.

To my dear list of investors, we appreciate your support and patience with the project. Anyone you can encourage to follow your lead would be greatly appreciated.

I dream the dream every minute of every day, and I look forward to when money isn’t in the way of getting started.

In Health Food I Trust,
Robin

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

 

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.