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Monday, September 12, 2016

Carlton Farms Newsletter 9-12

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Eggs: Our Eggs are back online, but still in relatively limited quantity. I would definitely suggest ordering eggs this week. 
Meat: We have a good selection of beef and pork, some chicken, and turkey pre-orders are available online.
Fall Vegetable Shares are available now.
Sample Share Photo. Each weekly share will vary. 
It's time to sign up for the Fall Vegetable Share. Get a box of fresh, local, organic vegetables each week delivered to the delivery location of your choosing. You are now 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. 
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
 Turkeys coming off roost at Sunrise. 
Turkeys are growing up.
I've mentioned this before, but we just love raising Turkeys every year. They bring a different personality to the farm and always catch the eye of any visitor. They are very social, and always come to greet us as we enter the pasture to feed and water them.  We have developed our own mobile roosting system (see pic) so that we can move them around the pasture to fresh grass every few days. They start their journey as little chicks (called poults), arriving here at one day old in the early summer. They spend a few weeks in the brooder, where we can keep them safe and warm. Then they go out to pasture where they spend the next few months living free with plenty of fresh air, sunshine, grass, bugs, and non-GMO feed. As we start to see them mature into adult birds, we know fall is around the corner. Their journey is not complete yet, they still have several weeks to enjoy the farm.  Make sure one of these birds is able to finish its journey as the centerpiece of your thanksgiving meal. 

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

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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