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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

Organic Grass-fed Beef Meatball Subs at the Cherry Valley Kite Festival

Robin will be selling meatball sub sandwiches made with organic, grass-fed beef from Nectar Hills Farm at the Cherry Valley Artworks Bi-annual Kite Festival this Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, on Campbell Road, in Cherry Valley.

Robin will also have biscotti and coffee (earlier), as well as coleslaw, iced tea, and other drinks. The subs will be served as soon as the freshly-baked Heidelberg bread arrives (around 10:30 am).

The 2014 Cherry Valley Kite Festival

 

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

 

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.

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