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Monday, August 1, 2016

Carlton Farms Newsletter 8-1

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Same notes as last week, but still worth mentioning this week:
  1. Pork: The last time we processed pork we got a large volume of sausage. We now have more pork ready to go to the processor, but we still have lots of sausage on hand. So, I have added a sausage value pack option to the website so that you can order a 20lb value pack of sausage which will save you $1 per pound. To be clear this is 20 - 1 lb. packages. We are doing this for a limited time to move this from our freezer to yours so that we can have the room to process the pork that is ready now. 
  2. Summer Vegetable Share started 3 weeks ago, but you can still sign up online at a prorated price. Click the "Find Out More" button a couple of blocks down to read all about the veggie share. You can order now and pick up your first share this week. 
  3. Beef: The new item that I mentioned last week, Ground Beef/Organ blend is now online. We had our processor blend 10% Liver, 10% Heart into the ground meat. This will be available for online order only. If you are looking for a way to get organ meat into your diet, this is for you.
  4. Milk: It's HOT, remember to keep your milk cold.
    • Tips:
      • Bring a cooler or thermal bag with ice or cold packs inside.
      • Set your Refrigerator Temp to 35-36 degrees.
      • Put a thermometer inside your fridge to monitor temp. 
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.

Summer Vegetable Shares are available now.
Sample Share Photo. Each weekly share will vary. 
It's time to sign up for the Summer Vegetable Share. Get a box of fresh, local, organic vegetables each week delivered to the delivery location of your choosing. New for this year, you will now be able to put your share on hold for a couple of weeks if you are on vacation, then receive extra when you are back in town. 
 
On the Farm
Ready to process Broiler Chickens eating fresh ground non-GMO feed from the top of a 5 gal. bucket.
Broilers almost ready:
With a few employees on vacation as I write this, I can say that it will likely be next week before we are able to get this next batch of broiler chickens processed. By looking at the picture you can tell it won't be a day too soon. Right now this looks like one of the best batches of broilers I've ever raised. These birds are big and healthy and beautiful. They are a breed that is directly related to the Poulet Rouge chickens from france. They do extremely well on pasture.  I think I have found the breed of broilers that we will raise going forward. Of course I will withhold final judgement until I see them with their feathers off. 

I will be posting pictures of our endeavors on the farm.  Be sure to check out: www.facebook.com/carltonfarm or on our new instagram account @carltonfarm

Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Sincerely,

Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms
Carlton Farms, 1276 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
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