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Monday, December 5, 2016

Carlton Farms Newsletter 12-5

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Meat selection and specials: Our freezers are bursting at the seams due to the large amount of meat we have available right now. Our Lambs just came back from the processor and they are now listed online. Lamb is for sale by the ut as always, but this year I have created a Bulk Lamb Bundle. We have several Turkeys left. The turkeys take up a lot of space and they would be a wonderful addition to your christmas gathering. I have just substantially reduced the price on the turkeys to free up that freezer space. Beef and Pork have also recently been brought back from the processor. The beef has already been listed online, but i'm still working on the rest of the pork. 
Specials that are available this week: Click below to go right to that special.

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

On The Farm:
Well... this is the cold wet winter weather we have come to expect this time of year.  We were able to get some low ground along a creek cleaned up before the rain came. We also got 40 acres of the ryegrass planted. 
We are still feeding hay like its going out of style. The drought not only killed our late summer/ early fall grazing, but it also postponed the planting of cool season annuals that we rely on for grazing in the late winter/early spring. 
There is a interesting irony that free-range egg producers know well. As you can probably imagine, from Thanksgiving through New Years is the highest demand for eggs as everyone wants to bake more. What you may not have known is that chickens are stimulated to lay eggs based on photoperiod (length of the day). As December 21 is the shortest day of the year, you can see that the hardest time of the year to produce eggs is when they are most desired. Please understand that we are doing our best to provide the eggs that you so want, but sometimes mother nature doesn't cooperate. 
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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