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Monday, November 13, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 11-13-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • Chicken and Lamb are seasonal items for us, but both are available now. Enjoy some while they are available.  Freshly harvested beef is also online.
  • There is a new Delivery option for those of you that live in Tucker. Mother Natures Market will now serve as a drop-off location. Delivery day for this location will be Tuesday, so orders will need to be placed by 12:00 Noon on  Monday. You will be able to swing by Tuesday or Wednesday to collect your order. Orders will be under proper refrigeration until picked up.
  • Next week we will be running a modified schedule due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Check your delivery location below to know the status of your delivery. 
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

An unfortunate overcorrection:
Well, it was a busy weekend on the farm processing turkeys. The personality of the farm itself changes when the turkeys are gone. The purring and putting sounds that we grow accustomed to during the late summer and through the fall are noticeable missing after the last Turkey is harvested. I'm not sure that anyone else notices this void, but I sure do. In my internal clock this signals the end of the busiest season, and the beginning of the dormant winter season. I take comfort knowing that everything on the farm is a intricate cycle. After a few cold months, I'll be ready to fill the pastures back up with free ranging turkeys and chickens.  Watching the dance take place between growing grass, grazing cattle, sheep, Turkeys, and chickens is one of my greatest pleasures. As a farm manager I get to coordinate this dance, which is sometimes a great challenge. We coordinate this dance by deciding who grazes where and for how long and then which species follows behind, and how do we protect the venerable, while allowing them the freedom to exhibit their natural behaviors. A lot of decisions go into this dance, one of which is how man of each species to incorporate. This is were I dropped the ball this year. I over produced turkeys last year, and this year I over corrected, resulting in not nearly enough turkeys to go around. I'll do better with the next cycle. 

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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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