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Monday, September 11, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 9-11-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • With School back in session, and everyone's fall routine starting to get wound up. Keep in mind that we are now offering home delivery. Get your Carlton Farms order delivered to your door in a insulated cooler. It's super awesome!  
  • It looks like we will be able to make all deliveries on our normal schedule. If we have problems making home deliveries on Tuesday, we will make those deliveries later in the week. 

  • We have a pretty good supply of beef and pork online now. However, due to state inspectors being out of work for the storm, we will be missing a scheduled processing appointment. Inventory on some items may get low, but we will reschedule that appointment as soon as possible. 
  • We have lots of pork fat. So if you've ever been interested in making lard, now is the time. Its normally $2 per pound, but right now we have 5lb for $6
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

Storm Preparation:                                 
As an avid weather watcher, I have had a very busy past few days. The destruction in the Caribbean  and south Florida is a sad sight to behold. I have a special place in my heart for those that lose their home in a natural disaster. If you were not a customer almost 10 years ago, you may not know that we lost our home to a tornado March 15, 2008.  Julie and I had a young marriage, no children, and a dream to grow this farming thing. We had ordered 2000 chickens, but now there was no house on the property. We built our first free range chicken barn before we even rebuilt the house. I remember literally connecting the water lines as we were unloading chickens. We commuted to take care of the chickens as we started the clean-up, demolition, and new construction. The two years after the tornado are a big fuzzy blur in my memory. Now, almost 10 years later, we are on the other side of that disaster with a nice home, three beautiful children, and we are still working on this farming thing. I will say several prayers for those affected by this and any disaster, and I will help in any way I can. Ultimately, I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. If you or a loved one have been affected by this storm, you will make it through. There may be a long road and some fuzzy memories ahead, but you will make it through. Likely even stronger than before. 

Now it's time for me to go tie down all of our mobile chicken shelters. Chicken don't have quite the resilient spirit that we humans have. 

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