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Monday, May 29, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 5-29-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:

Home Delivery: Starting next week Carlton Farms will deliver our Farm Fresh harvest right to your front door. That's right, you will have the option to select "pick-up" or "home delivery" when you place your order. From the "My Account" tab at the top of the screen, Select home delivery and put in the address to your home or office. If your address is within the delivery zones outlined below, we will delivery your order to you directly. Your order will be packed in a styrofoam cooler box with cold packs. We will drop off your order during the day and it will stay cool until you get home to put it all away.  There will be a deposit charged ($7) for the cooler and cold packs, but that deposit will be returned when you leave the empty cooler & packs for us to pick-up when we return with your next order. 
As much as we would like to deliver everyone's order for free, there will be a delivery fee for the home delivery option. We have created a tiered delivery fee so that larger orders have a smaller fee. After we are able to see what the demand is for the home delivery, we may be able to lower the fee across the board. For now, this is totally new to us so we want to be sure we cover our costs such as labor, insurance, fuel, etc... Ultimately we are not planning to make money off of the delivery, we just want to provide you with a more convenient way to enjoy our harvest. 
Note: Current Mobile Market and Drop-Off locations will not change. With one exception. Duluth drop-off will be moved to a Thursday delivery to coincide with the home delivery route in that area. If you are happy using the Mobile Market locations or the drop-off delivery options, those will still be available to you. 

Egg Sale!!   Spring eggs are excellent quality, and now an excellent price.  We decided to keep this egg sale going for a while. As long as the girls are giving us a bounty of eggs, we intend to share the bountiful harvest with you. Right now the laying hens are in a good mood, so enjoy those eggs.  
Vegetable Shares are now available. Getting signed up for your weekly or biweekly share is as simple as placing a share in your basket. This year there is no prepayment requirement for the season. Simply select if you'd like to receive your share weekly or biweekly. We will add a share to your order accordingly, and you will be billed as you receive your share.  If you need to travel, there is a hold function that allows you to put your share on hold while you are out of town. End your share, or change your frequency as you wish, you are under no obligation. We look forward to bringing you the finest local and organic produce our area has to offer. Visit the new Carlton Farms website to order. You will find the Vegetable Share right on the homepage under featured products.   

We hope you enjoy the new Carlton Farms online experience. 
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

Slowing Down:
Flag at Carlton Farms

 Life on the farm never really stops. Most of the time that's no biggie. However, on holidays we sometimes long for a giant pause button that we could press. In this imaginary world, the animals would be comfortable and happy until we unpaused the farm. Then we could, with much less stress, spend leisure time with family and friends.  My dad always said, "If I could invent a 5-day /week cow, I'd be able to retire." He was joking, but like many jokes there is some truth to be extracted. This job/lifestyle is demanding, relentless, and exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I chose this life and I love it. Honestly, I wouldn't trade it for anything.  But I can't help it if my mind wanders every now and then to explore what a 2 week vacation would feel like. (insert beach emoji)
In the meantime, we slow down. On days like today when we should stop and remember the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we slow down. We take these slow days to acknowledge holidays and to nurture those family relationships that sometimes get strained by the neverending work. Today we slow down to say thank you for protecting our freedom to the over 600,000 that paid the highest price. 
Jersey and her doll, at Carlton Farms. With the Flag in the background

We are constantly sharing the goings on at Carlton Farms via our social media pages. Become social with us on:  
instagram  @carltonfarm
Twitter @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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