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Monday, October 3, 2016

Carlton Farms Newsletter 10-3

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Eggs: Our Eggs are back online, and in better numbers than the last few weeks. I would still suggest placing an order to be sure you get your eggs. 
Meat: We still have lots of beef and pork. Pretty much all cuts are available. 
We are short on beef bones until next week. However, we do have Lamb Bones, and Pork Bones in stock. They make great bone broth just like the beef bones do. Order online to be sure to get your bones. Be ready to make bone broth for this cool weather.
Short Ribs: We have built up quite a bit of short ribs in our freezer and we are offering them at a nice discount so we can clear out that freezer space. Short ribs make a excellent crock pot meal, especially in this cooler fall weather. 
Vegetable Share: Fall Share starts This week. Sign up below to join the fall share and reserve your portion of vegetables each week. 
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

Corn Harvest : ( 
Well that went rather quickly. We harvested our entire corn crop this weekend...and that's not necessarily a good thing. For one, we did not get to rent some of the land that we had previously been raising Non-GMO corn on. We brought a few more acres into production and thought with an average yield that we would still produce enough corn for our animals this year. For the past few years we have produced 125 bushels of corn per acre. That number is pretty good for non-irrigated ground. This year we were able to fly through the harvest because the yield was down to about 70 bushels per acre. Yes, just a little over half of our average. Corn plants do not like temps over 90, and they definitely do not like to have dry roots. Unfortunately, this year they had lots of both. 

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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