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Monday, December 4, 2017

Carlton Farms Newsletter 12-4-17

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • Home delivery has been going great. The feedback has been extremely positive and we are excited about the future of this delivery option. Its 
    been a while since I discussed it here, so here is an overview. 
    • Home delivery is a great option for anyone that has trouble finding time to get to a mobile market location.
    • You do not have to be home. Your order is packed in a returnable Styrofoam cooler with cold packs. In addition to that, the delivery truck is refrigerated. Therefore, we can leave the cooler at your door and it will be nice and cold even after you get off work and come home.
    • Delivery Fee: The delivery fee is based on the order total and is as follows.
      • Order TotalDelivery Fee
        Up to $50$15
        $50-$100$10
        $100-$200$5
        + $2000

    • To change your account to home delivery:
      • Log-in
      • Go to "My Account" in top right
      • Choose "use my delivery address" in the drop down menu.
      • Type your delivery address in the address fields.
      • Remember to click the "update" button to save.
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

Old Friends and Agriculture:
I'm writing this from the porch of our hotel room at the historic Jekyll Island Club. If you've never been, I would highly recommend it. It is both beautifully maintained and rich with historical significance. 
Julie and I get to come here almost every year as we participate in the Georgia Farm Bureau Conference. Several years ago we served as Chair of the state young farmer committee. Through that experience we met lots of farmers from all around the state. Very few of them farm the way we do, but we all share some similar challenges and struggles.  It's nice to be able to reconnect with some of these old friends that we typically only see here at this convention. Did you miss that earlier part. Yes, some of my friends and I disagree on some aspects of how we farm, but we respect each other enough that we can still be friends and work toward solutions that will benefit the whole. That is a message that needs to be incorporated into our political system. That's all I'll say about that. 
This convention is more than meeting up with old friends. We draft policy that will dictate the direction Georgia Farm Bureau will lobby for the upcoming year. As an "alternative" farmer, I feel like it is even more important for me to be here. We need a seat at this table when the discussion takes place. Last night at dinner I had one conversation with the President of the American Farm Bureau (who remembered my children's names by the way), and another conversation with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. It's nice to know that I can call these folks friends. If we ever had a concern or problem, I feel like they both would answer the phone and hear what I had to say. That's really all I could ask
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.

Sincerely,

Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms
Carlton Farms, 1276 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
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