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Monday, July 23, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 7-23-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
Great Organic Veggies this week:
  • Tomatoes - Bulk 25 pound packages available online
  • This weeks veggie share will contain the following. If quantity allows these veggies will also be on the Mobile Market and posted online for individual order.
    • Potatoes
    • Fresh Garlic
    • Squash
    • Zucchini
    • Cucumbers
    • Green Beans
    • Lettuce 
    • Tomatoes
    • Cherry Tomatoes
    • Bell Peppers

Lots of Beef and Pork Available:
  • Thanksgiving turkey deposits are available now. Reserve the centerpiece for your holiday table today.
  • Chickens are online for pre-order. They will be going to the processor the first weekend in August. First delivery available the week of Aug 6th.
  • All beef cuts should be in stock, as well as a few bulk beef packages. 
  • Ditto for pork.  
  • 2018 lamb will be available in around 3-4 weeks. 
Meal Planning

One of our customers is a nutrition consultant and has put together a meal plan using lots of Carlton Farms ingredients. Check it out and send us some feedback if you'd like to see more things like this in our email.


Link to the Uplevel True Nutrition meal plan

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

Chicken Life:

As we reach the end of another chicken grow-out. Its always good to look back on our process and be sure we did everything we can to allow these chickens to...well, be chickens. What does that mean? I think it means they get to do the following.
  • Breath fresh air
  • Scratch in the dirt.
  • Forage on grass and bugs
In addition to expressing their chicken-ness, we have more responsibilities. Some are common sense, but as we evaluate our process the fundamentals may be the most important. 
  • Fresh clean water
  • Fresh high quality feed (non-GMO), in feeders that are protected from the weather and up off of the ground. 
  • Protection from predators. 
  • Protection from the elements
We are so happy with this system we've developed over the last few years. We have also improved our management over time. It's time to build a few more of these grow out barns and make our poultry offering more consistent. Hopefully the article about the building of these new barns will be posted here soon. 

The current batch of chickens are now available for pre-order online. 

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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