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Monday, March 19, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 3-19-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • After making home deliveries for several months, we feel like we have learned quite a bit about efficiency and service. Today we are taking what we learned, and announcing a refresh to the home delivery program.  All of the updates will make home delivery an even more valuable option for you. With no further adieu, here are the changes you will see this week as you place your order. 
    • Lower Delivery Fee - As we make more deliveries on each route, we can do so more efficiently. New fees are as follows:
      • Order TotalDelivery Fee
    • NO Deposit charges - We will still request that you send back your home delivery coolers for re-use, however we will not be charging a deposit. We think being environmentally responsible is incentive enough. 
    • We'll leave your order in your cooler with ice packs - If you just don't want to keep up with the delivery cooler until your next delivery, you can now leave a well marked cooler with ice/ice packs. We will transfer that order upon delivery. Please leave "driver notes" in your account if you want to use this option.
    • Prime Membership: We saved the best for last. You can now become a Carlton Farms Prime Member. For $99 per year, you can receive: Free delivery, Early Access to new products, Insulated Bag, and Farm Activity Discounts.  

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

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The Broiler Chicks will be ready to go out to pasture soon. I have included a few pictures so you can see the metamorphosis they go through in the first couple weeks. Warning: Cuteness level is highest day one and goes down rapidly.  They are not ready to be without the heat lamp until their feathers are fully developed. We  keep the brooder 95 degrees on day one and gradually lower the temperature for 2-3 weeks until we have completely weaned them from the supplemental heat. After a few days in the brooder with no heat, they are ready to go outside. In our pasture pens, they will be protected from predators, have plenty of feed and water, and be moved to new pasture daily. However, there is no heat, so they must be able to keep warm naturally with a full layer of feathers. That's also why we don't raise broilers here in the winter in north Georgia. 

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

instagram  @carltonfarm
Twitter @carltonfarm

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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