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Monday, June 12, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 6-12-17

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

Home Delivery: Last week we made our very first home deliveries to some very happy customers.  That's right, our Farm Fresh harvest of meat, milk, eggs, honey, cultured products, and organic vegies right to your front door. Forget loading the kids up and fighting traffic to make it to the delivery location. Let us pack your order in a cooler and deliver it to your door.
You will have the option to select "pick-up" or "home delivery" when you create an account. If you have an existing account, 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. Watch the video below to see how to change your profile to home delivery. If you tried this process last week and were not able to switch your profile, try it now. We had a couple of website glitches that are corrected now.

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.
Order Total:
Delivery 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. 
Notice: Inside the Perimeter deadline is Monday at Noon. Order deadline for all deliveries is Noon, the day before delivery is made.
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 are still at 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

Growing up a farm kid:
Jersey and Atticus Carlton having sibling time under the pecan tree.

One of  the pleasures of my life is being able to watch my children grow up on our farm. There are certainly things about farm life that make it more difficult than a "normal" lifestyle. However, sometimes they have the opportunity to go to a  birthday party or similar function, but choose instead to hang out under the pecan tree or play in the creek. It's those times that I can feel their roots just sinking into this land. Throughout their life, they will get to see the ups and downs that farm life has to offer, but I pray they will always have a deep respect for the farm itself. They will see the hard work and dedication that is required everyday to nurture the land and the animals. They will also see the harvest that the farm provides as a result of our care.  Yes, they have some space to run around, but a farm is more than just open space.  A farm is a place where you plant seeds, seeds of work ethic, seeds of responsibility, seeds of hope, seeds of innovation, seeds of creativity, seeds of wonder, seeds of science, seeds of integrity, and seeds of humility. Even with all that seed planting going on, there's still time to hangout under the pecan tree or play in the creek. 
All the Carlton Farm Kids
L-R Ty, Wren, Atticus, Jersey, Bax, Sarah

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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