The face of Main Street is changing with a change of ownership of Good to Go! Trumansburg Market.
When opening Good to Go!, current owner Nana Monaco never aspired to be a small business owner, but after nine years, she has proven to be not only that, but an effective advocate for small business and new and seasoned small business owners.
Nana opened Good to Go! because she saw a need for healthy food options on Main Street.
“I wanted something quick and easy with breakfast all day,” she said.
Initially, she hoped someone else would open it, and there was a perfect opportunity in the space that came to her at the right time. And so, she became a small business owner.
Because her lease is up in January, and because in almost 10 years, life has changed, as it is apt to do, she has decided to move on from small business and hand the business to new owners to continue to nurture it and serve the community.
“It was as simple as the lease being up at the end of the year and not committing to another five years. It was never my goal to be a small business owner, it just kind of happened. It just feels like a good time,” Monaco said.
When asked about her favorite part of being a small business owner, her reply was quick.
“That’s easy. Being part of the community and that really says it all,” she said. “The people you meet, the support you get, and especially watching the kids grow up has been one of my favorite things.”
New owners Lauren and Kevin McKinzey have a long history of vegetable farming and most recently at sheep farming. They are passionate about supporting small, local markets and forming partnerships between markets and producers.
“I feel like we have a great network of local producers who could use support with a year-round market that the farmers’ market can’t provide,” Lauren said.
While they still do plan to have prepared foods, they will be changing the name to Trumansburg Main Street Market in order to reflect the increased focus on local producers. For those of you who are wondering (and I know there are many of you!), they will still have soup!
Good to Go! will officially close its doors on Oct. 10. There will be a closing party on that day from 5 to 7 p.m., so stop in and say goodbye. The Trumansburg Main Street Market will open in early November.
Crop Hunger Walk
Individuals, families, churches, organizations, businesses, teams and clubs are invited to participate in the 50th nationwide anniversary of the Crop Hunger Walk, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
The walk, held at the First Presbeterian Church of Ulysses, will benefit the Trumansburg Food Pantry. Register online at crophungerwalk.org/trumansburgny.
Public Safety Open House
The Trumansburg police, fire and ambulance departments, along with other area first responders, will be holding the first Public Safety Open House on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trumansburg Fire Hall.
This event, organized by full-time officer Mackenzie Covert, will offer the community a chance to meet the first-responders that protect and support the village and region. This free event includes a children’s get-out, stay-out obstacle course, car seat safety inspections, a hands-on fire hose demonstration, hands-on fire extinguisher demonstration for adults, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputy Ode and more.
Market Halloween Spectacular
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins alike all are invited for an evening of fright at the Trumansburg Farmers Market Halloween Spectacular on Wednesday Oct .16 from 4 to 7 p.m.
In addition to all your favorite vendors, there will be spooky story time with the Ulysses Philomathic Library, a scavenger hunt, bring-your-own-camera photo booth, a haunted animal farm, pumpkin painting and more. Come in costume and bring the kids, as it will not be too scary!
Story-based yoga series
A story-based yoga series with Hannah Birdsall will be held in October and November at the Ulysses Philomathic Library at 6 p.m. Themes will be Animal Yoga on Oct. 22, Earth Yoga on Oct. 29 and Superhero Yoga on Nov. 5. Classes are free, no registration required, for kids age 3 to 8 and their grown-ups. Wear comfy clothes you can move in!Building your first website
Get professional help setting up your first website, advice on web design and branding and a hands-on crash-course to get you started at the Ulysses Philomathic Library on Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. They will cover web hosting, domain names, HTML/CSS/JS, WordPress and SquareSpace.
Registration required. Call the library at 607-387-5623 or email email@example.com.Invitational Gala
Join the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Fall Invitational Gala show opening on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Featuring works by William Benson, art by Erin Burley, Jennifer Hannaford, Rob Licht and Fernanda Medina. Music will be presented by the Diana Leigh trio.
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