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Sunday, April 14, 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
Spring Egg sale. The hens are working overtime, so we get to share their bountiful production with you. While production is at "Spring" levels, eggs are $5 per dozen. This probably will only last a few weeks, so stock up now.

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.
Home Delivery and Drop-off schedule changes
In order to keep increasing the efficiency of our home delivery routes, we are making a couple of small changes to the route schedule. The Wednesday and Thursday Routes have swapped delivery days. Since the home delivery days are changing, some of the drop-off location days will change also. see below

  • Kennesaw Drop-Off(Dr. Jockers - Exodus) - Wed. 10am
  • Duluth Drop-Off - Wed. 3pm
  • Ancient Awakenings - Thurs. 1pm
Product's of the week.
One from Carlton Farms, and one from our food producing friends. Just a little something that we have been enjoying lately and thought you may like also.
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Carlton Farms - Pasture Raised Lamb. We still have in stock leg of lamb, lamb Shoulder, and lamb chops. Now through Easter lamb will be 20% off its normal price. Click here to go straight to our Lamb Page
Our vegetable share starts next week. Get a portion of each weeks harvest and secure your veggie shopping without having to think about it. We grow some vegetables, and work with other excellent local growers. Click here to see this weeks A-la-carte veggies and to sign up for a share.
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. Most orders get home delivery for $9.99
  • 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.
Join the Conversation
A few weeks ago we created a Facebook Group. Originally the thought was to connect people that wanted to create a private drop-off. That's still one of the objectives of this group, but it seems to me that this group may be useful in other ways. Some of my thoughts for types of things to share on this group would be:
  • Sharing recipes
  • How to prepare a specific cut of meat
  • How do I peal a fresh boiled egg
  • What is this veggie, how do I prepare it
  • How do yall make cheese, yogurt, kefir
  • Sharing of started culture
There is no limit to the conversations that could come up. Hopefully this can become a place where like minded people to share ideas and stories. No negativity. Just practical advice about farm fresh eating.

On the Farm
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Brooder number 2 is up and running just in time. We started 800 broiler chicks last week. In another 2 weeks they will be ready to go out to pasture. We are currently building their pasture shelters. Hopefully those will be ready "just in time" also. Does anybody else inflict this kind of torture on themselves? This is how the process goes. I know we need to finish XYZ (in this case finish the brooder and pasture shelters) before we can start a project (in this case a bigger batch of broiler chickens). My solution... go ahead and order the chicks. Somehow, with the chicks now one week from arrival the brooder that we'd been working on for three weeks can get finished in a week. Pasture Pens will almost surely be finished in two weeks. I guess it's urgency, or motivation, or (the way my dad say's it) lighting a fire. You probably will not find any business books written about it, but I do find it effective.

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:  
instagram @carltonfarm
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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Sincerely,
Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms