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Monday, March 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 are quickly approaching our spring egg production season. As eggs become more plentiful we are able to lower the price from our "winter pricing". Eggs are now $6 per dozen. Enjoy .

Milk is still in adequate supply, as the girls have been producing good after our early 2019 calf crop. Plenty of milk available to order, and some extra available at the Mobile Market locations.
Delivery Fees:
I continue to really study the home delivery fees. It is my desire to find a fair reasonable fee structure that allows home delivery to be a solution for our customers and our farm. Many places do home delivery these days, but very few farm across the country are attempting that task in-house. This is why we are in a constant process of "try something, evaluate, then iterate. With my last iteration, we may have raised the $9.99 threshold a little to high, to $75. So, this week I have lowered that threshold to $50. Now, most orders can be home delivered for $9.99

For the moment this feels about right, what say you?
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:
  • <$50 order = $14.99
  • $50-$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:
The map keeps growing, see if any private delivery groups would work for you. 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
A few farm updates:
-Baby turkeys are in the brooder, and meat chickens will be here soon. It must be about springtime. We spent the weekend building another brooder so we would have space to brood chickens and turkeys at the same time. The new brooder should be finished soon.

-Who's up for a Barn Dance. As the details of our 100th year celebration start to come into focus, we have started making plans for a barn dance. Not many more details to share right now, but stay tuned.


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".

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

Sincerely,
Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms