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Monday, February 11, 2019

Carlton Farms Newsletter

At Carlton Farms, we humanely and organically utilize domestic animals on grass to produce the nutritious food we provide for our community.
Delivery News
Milk and Egg Supply
We went through a rough period of low production late last year, as small farms are prone to do. I am proud to say that milk and egg supply is back to normal levels. Enjoy all the Raw Milk for Pets and Pasture raised eggs you want.
Wintertime is very sporadic for vegetable production, but this week we have another bountiful harvest. We will again offer a limited number of veggie shares for this week. This is not a reoccurring order and could serve as a way for you to "try out" the veggie share concept. We expect this weeks share to include:
Bok Choy, Radishes, Spinach, Carrots, Collards, Cilantro, Green Onions. Click here to go straight to the vegetable page
Chicken:
Our Last batch of 2018 Chickens went to the processor a couple of weeks ago. They are posted online now. We have boneless breast, drumsticks, thighs, wings, feet, bones, and organs.

Carlton Farms Delivery Options
Mobile Market

  • Meet at a designated mobile market location at a designated time
  • Pick-up your order or shop our a-la-carte selection
  • No Delivery fee
  • Locations: Dunwoody, Buford, Cumming, Roswell, Woodstock, Marietta, Powder Springs, East Atlanta, Stone Mountain
Home Delivery
  • Delivered directly to your door.
  • Packed in a cooler with cold packs. You do not need to be home to receive.
  • Fee Schedule:
  • <$75 order = $14.99
  • $75-$150 = $9.99
  • >$150 = $5.99
Private Group Delivery /Drop-Off
  • Several orders delivered to one location to increase efficiency and decrease cost
  • Can be open to all customers, or closed to a private group.
  • Delivery fees decrease as more customers order. As low as $2.50/order
  • If you would like to host a Private Group Delivery just reply to this email.
Finding a Private delivery group:
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I am so excited about building more Private Group Delivery Locations. This is a hybrid between home delivery and pick-up locations. It makes delivery more efficient for us because we can drop several orders at one location. It also make the cost of delivery less for the customer for the same reason. One comment we heard often last week about the Private Group deliveries was: I'd be glad to host or be a part of a private group, but I don't know how to find others in my area. Because of privacy issues we cant just share the address of private delivery hosts. However, we will be posting a map here each week of locations where we have a private drop established, or where there are people interested. If one of those locations will work for you then let us know. We will send your info to the host and y'all can take it from there. We will probably hone this system over time, but my hope is that it will serve as a way to create more of a community around our local food system. I think we could all benefit form a support network of people in our communities that think and eat the way we do.
On the Farm
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This has been a crazy winter. Partially because we have been expanding our chicken production, so that added extra items to the to-do list. But also because of the amount of rain we've had throughout the fall and into the winter. It would be best if we had corn harvested in October, but typically I am running a bit behind and that rolls over into November. Well, this year November till now it has been very wet. (In addition to a couple of mechanical issues on the combine). I just haven't been able to get into the field to get the corn out. Well, mid-February was the time. I must say I felt somewhat embarrassed taking our machinery to the field this time of year, but you gotta do what you gotta do. The corn stalks have obviously deteriorated some due to our tardiness, but the kernels were still in good condition. Actually the crop was in better condition than I expected. Even though we fed the wildlife more that we wanted to. We were able to harvest almost half of the acreage. Some is still to wet. I had plans to get up this morning and harvest the rest of the ground that wasn't wet... and guess what.... Its raining.

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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Sincerely,
Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms