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Monday, May 22, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 5-22-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Egg Sale!!  This spring our chickens have been working overtime. The moderate temperatures of the spring, long daylight hours, and fresh green grass have resulted in an abundance of eggs. As a Carlton Farms customer, you get to enjoy the fruit of their labor.  For this week only we are rolling prices back to 2007 levels.  Eggs will be $5 per dozen this week only. I do anticipate a decrease in production as the heat of summer starts to mount, so stock up now.  Spring eggs are excellent quality, and now an excellent price. 

We have a full selection of beef and pork online and ready to be ordered.  As usual our Raw milk for pets and free range eggs are in good supply. 

Memorial Day:  With Memorial Day upon us, it's time to start preparing the menu. We have several items that would be great for your cookout with family or friends. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few suggestions.
  • Slow Cook, or Smoke:
    • Pork Ribs 
    • Beef Short Ribs 
    • Boneless Pork Loin
    • Boston Butt
    • Beef Brisket
  • Grill:
    • Pork Chops
    • Steaks (Filet, Ribeye, Sirloin, NYS)
    • Hamburgers
Vegetable Shares are now available. Getting signed up for your weekly or biweekly share is as simple as placing a share in your basket. This year there is no prepayment requirement for the season. Simply select if you'd like to receive your share weekly or biweekly. We will add a share to your order accordingly, and you will be billed as you receive your share.  If you need to travel, there is a hold function that allows you to put your share on hold while you are out of town. End your share, or change your frequency as you wish, you are under no obligation. We look forward to bringing you the finest local and organic produce our area has to offer. Visit the new Carlton Farms website to order. You will find the Vegetable Share right on the homepage under featured products.   

We hope you enjoy the new Carlton Farms online experience. 
FarmFan: Get Text Message Reminders and Receive Rewards.
As one of our Farmfans you are able to receive text message reminders, both to place your order and to come pick-up your order. You will also have the ability to check-in when you pick-up. As you accumulate check-ins you will earn rewards such as Grocery Bags, T-shirts, Discounts.

On the Farm

Eggs abound:
During spring we are likely to find eggs in the strangest places. This is a flower pot right beside my front door, only steps from the kitchen. 

If you have been a Carlton Farms customer for a while, you are aware that sometimes we have a shortage of milk or eggs, and sometimes we have an abundance. Let me use this space to help you understand what causes these peaks and valleys.  
Our laying hens follow a pretty consistent pattern. Interestingly, it is mostly based on photoperiod. Photoperiod simply means the length of daylight in each day. As the days start to get long in the springtime, the hens start laying eggs as regular as clockwork. Of course this coincides with moderate temperatures and plentiful forage and bugs available. Most importantly there is a natural correlation also to the best time of year for chickens to be raising baby chicks. It wouldn't make sense for them to lay lots of eggs in the winter, when it would be devastatingly difficult on a newly hatched baby chick.  It makes perfect sense for them to lay lots of eggs in the mild springtime when food is plentiful for a baby chick.  Knowing this gives us a deeper understanding of what it means to eat seasonally, the way the natural world provides food. Eating seasonally goes farther that the vegetable harvest. As livestock farmers that work with nature, we have seasonality too. 
As for the milk, there are many moving parts to the dairy business. Time of year is important. The dead of winter is a challenge due to temperatures and no lush grass. The heat of summer is also a challenge due to temperature and also very little lush grass.  We are having pretty good luck evening out the milk production with the use of our fresh grown fodder that I have written about in this space before. Unfortunately there's not much we can do about the extreme temperature swings here in Georgia. Another factor that affects milk production is the lactation curve.  Each cow starts producing milk after having a baby. The milk production is pretty high as soon as the calf is born, but then peaks a little higher in about 100 days. Production then tapers downward over the next few months. Most cows produce milk for around 300 days during each lactation. After the lactation ends, they get a break for a few months, called the "dry period". During this dry period, the cows aren't asked to do anything, just rest and get ready for the next lactation.  Why does the lactation curve cause problems in managing milk production throughout the year? It's because cows have babies all throughout the year.  We milk about 50 cows, so for a moment just imagine overlaying 50 different lactation curves over the top of each other. The aggregation of all those lactation curves represents your daily milk production.         
Dairy Cow Lactation Curve
Dairy Cow Lactation Curve
We are constantly sharing the goings on at Carlton Farms via our social media pages. Become social with us on:  
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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.


Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms
Carlton Farms, 1276 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn -- Cow Milk orders by 2:00pm! Market closes at 8:00pm!

The Market closes at 8:00pm Monday!

Order EXTRA Milk and Eggs this week! No Milk or Egg delivery next week! (June 1st)

Sam makes a 240 mile round trip from his Dairy to deliver to our Market, Latham and Nora's Markets. Nora's Markets are closed Memorial Day week and we do not generate enough orders for Sam to make the trip for just our Market. The milk from Sam easily lasts 2 weeks without much of a change in taste, so don't hesitate to order extra to get you through the week with no delivery! If you do not have enough jars, Sam will put in plastic and only charge for glass. Don't forget extra eggs!

All Cow Milk Orders MUST be in by 2:00pm Monday!!

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Remember to Order:

Bakery Goods – My Daily Bread
Grass-fed Meats – Heritage Farm (they have veggies too!)
Gluten Free Bakery – No Gluten Inc.
Microgreens – High Garden Center Farm
Raw Cow Milk – Cedar Rock Dairy
Raw Goat Milk – Little Tots Estate
Veggies – Back River Farm
Fry Farm
Heritage Farm
The Veggie Patch – Veggies

Vicky, Steve and Matt Fry of Fry Farm are offering Harvest Boxes this week as well as some individual veggies!

The Market 'Hub' / Lawrenceville Market Needs a New Home

We have been the guests of the Park family, utilizing a storage building for Market delivery (several deliveries made Tuesday or Wednesday), distribution (all items for BOTH Markets delivered there), separated by Market location. In addition, this has been the Pickup Location for the Members of the Lawrenceville Market.

Stan and Nicole have been renting the property for a number of years and the Landlord has decided to sell. Originally they were to vacate by the end of May; however, illness of Nicole's sister and her travel to be with her has moved that time back to the end of June. (Please pray for Nicole's sister and her family as she is battling liver cancer and is close to the end of her journey here on earth.)

If you know of some place that would be willing to sponsor the Market (allow us to use space), please contact me as soon as possible. If a suitable place cannot be found, the Market will be closing. Please give me ideas! I have made inquiries with some churches, nutritionists offices and chiropractic offices. also, several of our Member are checking out other options for us! You can email me at or call me at 404-432-4337 I am working so, please, if you do not get an immediate answer, text me. I will respond to calls and emails in the evenings.

I cannot stress enough the need for us to meet minimum ordering amounts for delivery to be feasible for our Farmers as well as to keep the Market open! At the present time, we are a little over 1/3 of the way to minimum! If you haven't ordered, please click the link below and place your order now!

We appreciate your support of our LOCAL Farmers and of the Market! Please SHARE the Market with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!

Take me to the Lilburn Market.

Lilburn Members Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Click Here for Map

Take me to the Lilburn Market.

BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

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Heritage Farm -- Friendly Reminder and CSA look ahead

Market closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery.

Summer Fall CSA signup ends 05/31

New veggies listed this week!!

CSA Schedule and look ahead

This weeks anticipated harvest….please note that all items may not be represented in all bags as the CSA is divided based on harvest amounts and full versus half share allotments.

Head Lettuce
Salad Mix
Swiss Chard
Spring Onions

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That'd be us!

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- Reminder Order by 6pm today

Just a friendly reminder to order extra this week if you need to since we will not have pick up on June 1st.
If you haven't already placed your order, orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don't forget!

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS Click here to be redirected to Buford website


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10 Ways Bone Broth Can ... ~ Paleo Elvis Burger ~ Ancient Depression Remedy

May 21, 2017    Canton, MO
US Wellness Meats Newsletter - In This Issue
Dr Sears - Ancient Remedy Crushes 'Breakthrough' Depression Drug

Kelley Herring - 10 Ways Bone Broth Can Improve Your Health (and Looks!) 

Recipe Corner -  Paleo Elvis Burger...Hunk-a-Hunk-a-Burnin'-Yum!

Dear Atlanta,      

Greetings from Austin, Texas
Paleo f(x) is wrapping up
today. Attendance is up 1000 over 2016 in the largest annual Paleo gathering of the year. Vendors were up 53% as further evidence our distant ancestors were smarter consumers than modern civilization.

We were touched by the many customers we met, and stunned by how fast the liverwurst, braunschweiger, new high fat keto bricks & patties, and ribeyes ( 8 oz & 15 oz) were  sampled and purchased. Organ meats and high fat were relished in Austin this week.

In case you weren't able to attend Paleo f(x) this year, have a look at some pictures from Austin.

Memorial Day Weekend Gatherings
Here's your last chance to stock up on delicious grass-fed Beef Steaks for Memorial Day weekend grilling. Or, if you want to change things up a bit, try the rich flavor of our grass-fed Bison Ribeye or Bison Burger. The discount code hidden in Dr. Sears article will give you optimum purchasing power for everything you need to keep your grill sizzling!

Need some inspiration? See Mel Joulwan's recipe for the Elvis Burger in our Recipe Corner!

Important Memorial Day Shipping Reminder
Order by Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00 AM CST to ensure delivery before Memorial Day. Monday, May 29th all USWM and FedEx offices will be closed. We will ship Tuesday and Wednesday that week.

New Sale Items

Check out the new sale items this week. We've got Ribeyes, super healthy Beef Marrow Bone Broth and more on sale! Read Kelley Herrings article for the health benefits of the bone broth diet or cleanse. 

Attend Kat James' Total Transformation Program
Join U.S. Wellness Meats as we sponsor and attend Kat James' Total Transformation® Program, featuring our deliciously-transforming pastured meats, cheeses, and other products at a stunning lodge near St. Louis, June 26-30th. Learn more here: Kat James Total Transformation Program 

John & Staff on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats  
Toll Free:  (877) 383-0051 
Direct Line: (573) 767-9040 
Fax: (573) 383-7004 
Weekly Specials
All sale item discounts expire at 10:00 pm CST on Saturday, May 27th 2017. 
Recent Restock Items

Dr. Al Sears
Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks.

One is ketamine - an illegal party drug called "Special K." There is a legal use for it - as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses!

Then there's the other novel treatment for depression that's making headlines. This one has a safety record that spans thousands of years - and it doesn't even require a prescription.  
15% Discount Red Letter Code Available!
  • Read the complete Dr. Al Sears' article
  • Find the "red" bolded 6-letter code word spelled out in order. 
  • Code expires this Tuesday at midnight CST.
  • Applies to any order under 40 lbs, excludes sale items, volume discounts, and gift certificates
Customer Feedback

"LOVE THESE, so delicious I could scream. So tender and flavorful, I should probably just have one, but always have 2 for breakfast! :)"

Naomi B. of Scottsdale, AZ     
Kelley Herring
If you experience digestive problems, autoimmune illness, or chronic allergies, you might be familiar with research on the health benefits of bone broth and its potential to offer relief. Bone broth has been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. And it is among the most nutrient-rich healing foods you can consume.
Bone broth is made from animal parts that (in modern times) are often thrown away. These include bones and marrow, connective tissues, feet and other "bits" that may have you wrinkling your nose.
But as you will see, there are significant health benefits to adding bone broth to your diet. And due to its unique composition, it is impossible to get these benefits from any other food!
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Recipe Corner

In case you're not familiar with the wonder that is the Elvis, allow me to enlighten you. It's a grilled peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich with an optional drizzle of honey.

We ate a life-changing peanut-butter-and-jelly burger at the 26 Beach restaurant in Venice, California, and when we got home, I invented the SB&J Burger - made with Sunbutter and strawberries sautéed with ginger. 

Last year, when I started testing recipes for Well Fed 2, I revisited the SB&J Burger, and in a blinding flash of inspiration (and dare I say "rock-n-roll genius"), I realized I could combine the SB&J with the Elvis. It's a hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin'-yum!

Many thanks to Mel Joulwan, author of the best-selling Well-Fed Cookbook. Mel has many more paleo and Whole30 friendly recipes on her blog, Well-Fed.

Farm Photos

Cattle grazing on a new paddock of  pasture on a clear Missouri evening! Ample moisture this spring has produced an  abundance of lush pasture for cattle to dine on.

 Healthy...happy...content! Missouri cattle living it up in a spring wonderland of nutrient rich grasses!  Cattle are one of the most important tools in soil regeneration. 
Purchasing Information
Order Minimums
  • All orders must weigh at least 7 pounds in order to ship, to ensure everything stays frozen during transit.
  • $75 minimum purchase requirement, since we have built the cost of shipping into the price of each product.
  • You will never be charged extra for shipping.
  • There is a $7.50 handling fee upon checkout.
  • The South Carolina Chicken Bundles, BBQ Sauce, produce and cookbooks ship from separate locations, so they are not included in the 7 lb weight minimum.  The shopping cart will keep track and remind you if your order is under the 7 lb limit.   
Weight Discount
  • Receive a $25 discount for every 40 pounds you order. This offer excludes items that ship separate such as the South Carolina Chicken, produce and fresh bundles.
  • This is our way of saying thank-you for purchasing in bulk!
  • This can be any combination of products totaling 40 pounds and does not have to be specific to any category.  Each 40 pound interval will yield the discount - for example, order 80 pounds and we'll take $50 off!

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