Keeping it "Farm 2 Street"

Keeping it "Farm 2 Street"
Direct from Shadle Farm 2 you

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Great Food Truck Race 2011

The Great Food Truck Race 2011

VOTE FOR YOUR BELOVED GMONKEY AUG 14-SEPT 12 and help us make it to the food network and battle for number ONE

Friday, July 29, 2011


The gmonkey Team had a successful voyage up to the Capitol Building to help with a health and wellness outreach program for State employees this week.  The G Monkey mission was well received and we served up hundreds for lunch while talking to the guests about our Green mission, sustainable farm and g monkey revolution.  Crowd favorites..the "DOUBLE G" combo  which is our GRILLED G VEGAN GRILLED CHEESE & our famous G FRIES, also the DOWNWARD DOG BURRITO and FEISTY MONKEY PEANUT & CILANTRO NOODLE was also a hit.  G monkey is on the move and nothing can stop the love we have to give .   G - LOVE forever

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Brain Child Behind The G monkey Brand and Concept

By Ami Beach Shadle
So after 20 News interview and several TV appearances and being asked over and over again so WHY G MONKEY, What and who inspired GMONKEY? Who's Idea was G MONKEY?  I feel like its time to set the record straight.  G Monkey first and foremost was born out of LOVE, PASSION & KNOWING that my true destiny was to not only be married to one of the most amazing Vegetarian Chefs in the world, but to create something where both of our strong talents would shine.  As a holistic nutritionist and Raw Food Chef myself, I thought of how amazing it would be to have some type of business where we could highlight both of our skills and bring to the masses a new way of looking at health food and Vegetarian lifestyle.  Both Mark and I had joked over the years about reconverting an old microbus or camper and taking on the road.  Both of us, Hippies at heart had both been exposed to music festivals, Phish shows, Reggae festivals and Grateful Dead tours while we were growing up, so YES, that may have ignited the fire in both our souls to be on the OPEN ROAD, seeking adventure and living life to the fullest-  But beyond joking about buying a 1979 bus or Airstream and retrofitting it, it was more just a pipe dream and joke than something we were working towards. Fast forward a year or two and after making several trips out to the west coast, San Diego and LA, I  started to take notice of all the BUZZ around Foodtrucks.  Asian, Indian, mexican, name it, theres a food truck in LA for every single genre of food you can imagine.  But even with all the hundreds of food trucks I have visited,there was NONE that I wanted to eat at.  Nothing exclusively Vegan, none that were ecologically conscious or showing casing the RAW foods movement and from here the main seed was planted and the wheels in my head started turning and have never stopped.
  So in short, my beloved husband was the inspiration for me to go into the most creative and rewarding period of my career & life as he encouraged me to LIVE MY DREAM & MAKE IT INTO A REALITY.  GMONKEY is the single greatest Master piece I have yet to create and is by far the project that I am most proud of myself and have the most gratitude for.  I have created several other companies and business's that I am proud of and have achieved much recognition both nationally & internationally for however Gmonkey has a special place in my heart & soul because the PURE MISSION was to create something that would simply make people smile, make people feel good in their bodies, give people hope of a brighter and sustainable future. And most of all to have the love of my life on board with me in helping me fulfill my vision.
I will save all the details for the launch of the Official Gmonkey Site which is still under construction but wanted to at least put out there where the drive and passion for the birth of this incredible company came from.   I worked for a solid year on creating, branding the monkey vibe, mission, philosophy, intention and working all the details of creating a MOBILE FOOD TRUCK.   I put everything I had into this company, energetically, financially, emotionally and physically.  This was a first for both myself and Mark and the learning curve quite large.  I had no idea of just how expensive and how much red tape we needed to go through from everything from "how to retrofit an old truck" to what type of licensing & permits do you need".   When I tell you I could write an entire book on how to start a mobile food business, I mean it....and in fact is on my "List of things" to do  !!!

To say it was a "Labor of Love" is a big understatement and we crossed so many hurdles along the way the  faint hearted would have given up, but my G-Love burned way to deep......  So that being said there is much more Gmonkey Lore, stories and adventures coming when our new site launches so stay tuned......  The G MONKEY REVOLUTION has started and I can feel very big things are going to happen as a result.  We are the change!!    We are living the change and are so glad you decided to come along for the ride with us!!!!


Photo courtesy of Chion Wolf NPR

The true bliss of the gmonkey Farm2Street Black Bean Burger is an amazing combination of Chipotle, organic brown rice and spicy organic black beans with lots of hearty veggies. It is grilled to  perfection and then our organic SHADLE FARM toasted pumpkin seed & basil pesto and red rooster Nano is slathered on our organic homemade whole grain roll and topped off with lettuce & fresh tomato.
Add a side our our homemade smoked hickory ketchup and a side of G fries and finish it off with a vegan chocolate cookie and an organic lemongrass suntea......and you are pretty much in heaven and feel so energized that you will probably be back tomorrow.  G -LOVE REVOLUTION IS GOING STRONG, thanks for all your enthusiasm and support it keep us going!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rain or Shine the GMONKS were lined up & waiting for us

Photo courtesy of Irene Vanh
It was our second Weds Lunch visit on Elm Street Near Bushnell Park and the weather had no effect on our day.  Organic Coconut & Roasted Red Pepper Cremy Bisque, A Grilled Tempeh Reuben and Organic Lentil Stew and Brown Rice were the GMONKS favorites.  Of coarse the Downward Dog Burrito,  Grilled G, Farm2Street burger are a given hit......and not let us ever forget the HOLY G FRIES.  We will be back again next week and remember to LIKE US on our Gmonkey Mobile fan page and on Twitter @Gmonkeymobile to find out where gmonkey is at on any given day.  We are slowly adding dates and events but trying hard to pace ourselves. The feedback has been overwhelming and we are trying to take it all in and perfect our system so that we can spread the G LOVE in more places and continue to make so many people excited and happy about our mission

Thanks for Supporting our vision of a Brighter and Sustainable future and being part of our Gmonkey revolution.  Love love love, Ami & Mark

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FARM 2 STREET: The Transformation of GMONKEY & Shadle Farm Headqu...

FARM 2 STREET: The Transformation of GMONKEY & Shadle Farm Headqu...: "Here is what a year of solid work, love & total devotion to our dream looks like. Its been a long road but we have stayed strong in our con..."

Friday, May 6, 2011

The G Monks were ready and waiting for us at BILLINGS FORGE, Every Thursday 11-2:30

Our first Hartford Public Appearance was a huge success as we were ambushed by the lunch crowd and visitors to the Launch of Billings Forger Farmers Market on Broad Street in Hartford. We had the pleasure of seeing our friend of healthy, clean eating, Author of "CLEAN FOOD" Terry Walters and NPR's Colin Mcenroe who gave Gmonkey an impromptu interview. Ami Beach Shadle gave a fun and informational synopsis of the Gmonkey mission and food Revolution and expressed the importance of taking it from FARM2STEET, exposing people of all ages, social and backgrounds to quality, fresh & organic vegetarian food.  This is truly the beginning of something big, can you feel it??  Be a part of it & support the Gmonkey vision of a bright and sustainable future!!!!
Photos curtosity of Chion Wolf from NPR

Monday, May 2, 2011

Healthy, all-vegetarian, locally-grown food on wheels | The Town Times

Healthy, all-vegetarian, locally-grown food on wheels | The Town Times

G MONKEY makes its maiden voyage at Earthstock 2011

Thanks for the overwhelming response yesterday for our first ever public appearance.  The G Love was strong yesterday for our mission and people were in awe of the monkey.  It was a perfect day on so many levels and wanted to thank everyone who came down to support G monkey and taste our delicious food. Thanks to you all, G monkey was able to make a nice donation to non profits that help care for our environment. The G Revolution has begun and there alot of new G monks that we can now call part of our tribe and family.  See you all soon and don't forget to find us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER @ Gmonkeymobile.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Transformation of GMONKEY & Shadle Farm Headquarters into the traveling "MEDICINE SHOW"

Here is what a year of solid work, love & total devotion to our dream looks like.  Its been a long road but we have stayed strong in our conviction and true to our dream.....May we bring a smile to every face that greets Gmonkey.
Gmonkey is the "Nations first All vegetarian/vegan/Eco Mobile food truck. Focusing on organic, local and sustainable resources.

The Gmonkey Team would like to clarify that  Gmonkey Mobile or Gmonkey Headquarters at Shadle Farm are NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED with It's Only Natural Restaurant LLC in Middletown CT in anyway, shape or form.  Chef Mark is Co owner of the restaurant however G monkey is a new business venture for him and Ami Shadle as a team and is completely owned and operated outside of It's Only Natural LLC.  Gmonkey does not represent itself being in anyway directly linked to the restaurant other than that Mark is involved with both but we make every effort to let people know that Gmonkey is its own brand and carving out its own name within the community. We are happy to promote ION in anyway we can to the public but always clarify that this is a new identity and in no way a part of ION or its business dealings.  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Gmonkey Hails from Durham CT and will be servicing Hartford County, New Haven County and far beyond..... Our truck is fully juiced by bio diesel and we compost all waste products at our Solar Powered farm in Durham CT, Shadle Farm. 
  To quote Big Audio Dynamite in "The Medicine Show" one of our personal favorites.  The lyrics truly  conveys the vibe of our "healing wagon"- and our new food revolution!! 

Covered wagon the medicine show
Take you to the place where the healing flows
Weak in spirit, We got the juice
Don't be fooled by imitation
This is the stuff that cured the Nation.
Never stopped long, just passing through,
Now if you're bald it'll give to hair,
If you got straight trousers it will give you flares!
The stuff we sell is just the best
Passing all consumer tests...
Nowadays, its used medicinally for all known human malady...

Join the Gmonkey REVOLUTION and support our vision of a sustainable and  brighter future...
Our Offical GMONKEY website will be launching soon so please keep checking  Our soft launch will be the the beginning of May so get ready!!

Call us on our Gmonkey Mobile phone 860-759-8880.  What's the G SPOT?  That's where u want to be....find it!!

                                           Organic Eats from "FARM TO STREET"
from Award winning Chef Mark Shadle from It's Only Natural Restaurant & Ami Beach
                                            ** Local, Sustainable, Farm fresh**

Enjoy this homegrown movie which documents the radical transformation of our barn at Shadle Farm as well as the former newspaper delivery truck aka, Gmonkey.
                                       Enjoy the healing tunes from "The Medical show"
                                         Spreading the G Love where ever we go!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MAY 1 we will make our first public appearance at EARTHSTOCK 2011

COME ONE COME honor of momma earth and in support of GMONKEY
"the Nation's first All Vegetarian/Eco Mobile food truck".  We will be at Tunxis community college from 10-4 serving up "ORGANIC EATS from Farm 2 Street"........This is a soft opening but we will be there in full form.  Vegan desserts, G Fries, Fakin Meatball grinders to die for and a lot more.....  go to
G monkey mobile phone # 860-759-8880