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Monday, February 5, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 2-5-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • We have lots of inventory online. The last of this years lamb has been processed and is currently online. A few more Bulk Bundles have been added.
  • Egg supply is very tight, as it usually is this time of year. Please order if you expect to get eggs for the next few weeks.
  • Home delivery is a great option if you find that you can't consistently make it to the mobile market. Fees are modest, especially for larger orders.
  • In addition to the home deliveries, we have started offering a new concept called "private drop-offs".  If you have a few friends that could all take delivery at one location, we can save you all some money on the delivery fee. Your address and information would be kept private and not available online, except to the people you invite. Let us know by replying to this email if you think this might work for you. 
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


Darn Grounghog:
 Yes, that weather predicting rodent has saddled us with another 6 weeks of winter. Surely that doesn't reach you as a surprise, considering the way this winter has been going. Oh Well, as always we'll take the weather that comes our way and make the best out of it. 

I do have some good news. All the grass outside is dull, brown, and dead, but our cows are still able to eat lush green grass daily. This is all thanks to our fodder sprouting system. We realized how much better our cattle perform when they have fresh lush grass, so we created a way for them to have
that type of grass daily. The pictures show the finished product, but here is how it works. 
We spread seeds in 6 foot trays that are watered every 30 minutes. One seventh of the trays are emptied and refilled every day, giving the cows a consistent supply of 7 day old grass. In that seven days the grass is able to sprout and grow to around 8 inches tall. There are no chemicals in the system at all, only seeds and water. The seed stores enough energy to grow the grass for 7-8 days. The sprouting process transforms the seed from a tiny capsule of energy to a lush high protein forage. We complete this cycle every day, 365 days per year, but never is it more important than in the dead of winter when green grass is hard to come by. 

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

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Twitter @carltonfarm

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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