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Monday, June 5, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 6-5-17

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

Home Delivery: Starting this 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. Watch the video below to see how to change your profile to home delivery.

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: SInce we are getting this email out after the Inside the Perimeter deadline has passed, we can manually put in an order for any ITP customers that want home delivery. Just reply to this email monday afternoon/evening and we will take care of the details. 
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

Change:
Wren Carlton (15 months)

It always amazes me how life is in a constant state of change. In our little family, the addition of each child has changed the whole dynamic of the household. As each of us grow and change, that dynamic continues to evolve. Each step is unique, so we must constantly adjust our sails to be able to capture and enjoy the essence of the moment.  It's such a pleasure to get to spend time with these children and watch as their lives unfold before our very eyes. I hope we are able to teach them that change is inevitable, but by using a solid foundation, they can chart their course and still adapt to any change that comes their way. 
Running a farm is not much different than running a family. It sometimes feels like another child, and often demands time that you would rather spend with your spouse. The change on the farm is everpresent. It not only comes in the form of changing seasons, and the cycles of life that are all around us. It also comes from the evolution of the farm over time. My Grandfather started milking cows in 1946, and he made home deliveries with his fresh milk. He soon went away from that model, and sold his milk to a creamery. Over the next 60 years, the landscape of the industry changed. Selling to the national co-op was no longer feasible, so we adjusted our sails. Here we are, over 10 years since we started selling milk directly. Today we announce that we are now making home deliveries. I guess sometimes change brings you right back to where you started. 
All the Carlton Farm Kids
L-R Ty, Wren, Atticus, Jersey, Bax, Sarah

                                                                                                         
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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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