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Sunday, February 24, 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.
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:
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
We are celebrating a birthday. This precious little thing is now 3 years old. Happy Birthday Wren Alafair Carlton. Julie and I are now proud owners of a 3,6,and 9 year old. Its funny how I associate some delivery route story with each child. I think it shows how you, our customers, have become intertwined in our lives over the years. It's not surprising though, I believe the relationship between a person that values quality food and their farmer is special. As such we are happy to have shared many of life's biggest events with you in one way or another. Allow me to share a few memories.

  • When Julie went into labor with Jersey (our oldest), I was in route to our delivery in Roswell. She called and informed me that she was headed to the hospital. I called my dad and he started to Roswell. I went ahead and helped customers until he got there. I remember telling everyone that we were about to have a baby, and how quickly I left in my dads truck. I headed to the hospital and he finished the route. I made it in plenty of time to be with Julie as we welcomed Jersey into the world. I'll never forget all the encouragement we received as new parents from all of you.

  • The day before Atticus was born the brakes went out on our delivery truck. I made a late night run to Atlanta for parts and was able to get the truck repaired so it would be road worthy for the next mornings delivery. I remember walking in the house after 2am. I was in bed by 2:30. At 3am Julie got up and walked around a bit. A few minutes later we were in the car headed for the hospital. Before 6:30 we had a baby boy.

  • Wren, our baby girl, was the most agreeable of the 3. She was born on a day that no deliveries were being made or prepared. We canceled deliveries that week so we could be together as a family. Many of you took that opportunity to drive out to the farm so we could sell the milk that would otherwise have been discarded.

We feel like our little family is complete now. We are having fun watching and helping them learn and grow each day. Thank you for being part of our lives and for being a Carlton Farms customer. As always we are proud to be your farmer.

On another note, our farm also has a major birthday this year. We are turning 100. Next weeks article will be a breakdown of how we plan to celebrate. Hopefully you can join us in our century celebration.

Also, In case you didn't know. We archive all of my "On the Farm" articles in blog form. You can find those on our website. Click here to read our Blog, "Shooting the Bull".

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