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Monday, March 20, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 3-20-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • Weston Price Formula Kit: Julie and I thought we were gonna need to make the Weston Price formula for our youngest, but as it worked out she was able to keep up with the nursing demand until her first birthday. So, we have a Nourishing Traditions Formula Kit that we ordered from Radiant Life that we would like to sell. This is the 3 month kit that was $294.95. If someone needs it, we would be willing to sell for $200. Reply to this email if you are interested. 
  • We have a pretty good supply of beef and pork online now, and that will grow over the next couple of weeks as we are taking several beef and pork to the processor. 
  • Chickens are currently being processed and we should be able to get those counted and placed online by late this evening. 
  • A new website with lots of new features is just around the corner, actually you may be hearing from us later this week to do some site testing. Stay tuned.
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On the Farm
Chicken Processing:
If you have read this section for any length of time, you have surely had to endure my rant about the situation around small scale poultry processing in our great state of GA. We have dabbled in raising meat chickens over the years, but the processing situation just never made it justifiable. It is something we have always wanted to add to our farm on a regular basis, and judging from the amount of questions we get about chicken, it is something you all want as well. 
You may remember last year we tried out a small processor in Alabama. They did a pretty good job, but only had the capability to do a small number of chickens per day. Given that it is still 2 hours away, we need to take several to justify the trip. Well, I'm proud to announce that I spoke to the Alabama processor last week and he is building a brand new facility. He and I have reached a tentative agreement that should allow us to ramp up our chicken production this year. He plans to be able to start processing by late May, and I plan to have chickens ready by then. 
When we started selling Raw Milk in 2006 there was virtually no infrastructure for the local food movement. Over the years we have seen that infrastructure slowly develop. Not because it was propped up and subsidized by government. Actually quite the opposite. In many instances I would even say the infrastructure has developed in spite of governmental policies. It has been through the steadfast determination of customers to seek out these products that are so obviously superior, that this local food movement has been able to subsist. For that reason I, and other farmers like me, say thank you. Thank you for going out of your way to buy local food from local farms. 
 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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