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Our Quality

Craftsmanship & Quality

Our artisan butchers take immense pride in their work, exemplifying true craftsmanship by hand-cutting every product. We have the flexibility to work closely with customers, tailoring to meet specific batch sizes and unique products. We firmly believe that a handcrafted product enhances the overall eating experience, ensuring quality and attention to detail are second to none.

Our products deliver an exceptional eating experience that begins on the farm with a breed selected for eating quality. Unlike mass production, Carlton Farm’s artisan butchers take pride in hand-cutting every product so that it’s worthy of your table. Our old-school smokehouse uses natural wood that infuses all our smoked delicacies. We meticulously select hogs raised for enhanced marbling, a higher fat melting point, and ultimately a more flavorful and juicy product. We are dedicated to providing custom products and batch sizes based on customer needs.

Quality You Can See & Taste

Under federal law all meat processed in plants that sell products across state lines must be inspected for wholesomeness by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service. Federal inspectors supervise the cleanliness and operating procedures of our facility to ensure that meat is not contaminated or adulterated. USDA food inspectors and veterinary staff are in our facility every day to make certain that we deliver you safe, wholesome high-quality meat.

Carlton Farms was one of the first producers to help set common-sense processing standards for the meat industry. We work hard to consistently meet or exceed USDA standards for a clean, efficient, and humane facility.

Safe Quality Food

Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certified under the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

Above and beyond the requirements of the USDA, we adhere to a rigorous, scientifically based method that recognizes competent food safety certification programs, SQF. Products certified, produced and manufactured under the GFSI are widely accepted in global markets as the gold standard for food safety. Our certification is assurance that our food safety plans have been implemented in accordance with the USDA guided HACCP method. This is a voluntarily participated in program that allows us to focus on protecting our customers by following strict written food safety protocols that are supported by verifiable record keeping and validated by food safety programs that audit both internally and by 3rd parties. This allows us to confidently provide the safest products to our customers.


Carlton Farms is favorably located in the Willamette Valley, with most retail customers in our backyard. This location allows for faster delivery resulting in fresher product options. 

To ensure the quality of the product, all orders are shipped in insulated coolers after being vacuum-packed and quickly flash-frozen. Orders are only shipped Monday through Wednesday via Fed-Ex. Orders received after 4 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time) will be sent the following day. Orders received Wednesday through Sunday will ship the following Monday. All orders are sent via Fed-Ex two-day service and delivered right to your door. You don’t even have to put shoes on. 

Shipments are guaranteed fresh. Quality is guaranteed superior.


Once Carlton Farms arrives at your doorstep, we encourage unpacking and placing it in the refrigerator before meal planning begins. If you’re looking for a few new recipes for your family, check out our list of recipes.

Meat Cuts

Get to know your cuts.

Knowing which cut of meat to select can make all the difference to your cooking style and menu. Here’s a guide to pork and beef cuts to help determine which suits your taste.


  • A Boston butt (top left)
  • B Loin (top middle)
  • C Ham (back leg)
  • D Spare ribs and side (bottom middle)
  • E Shoulder (bottom left)


  • A Round (far left)
  • B Sirloins (2nd left)
  • C Short loin (3rd left)
  • D Rib (4th left)
  • E Chuck (far right)
  • F Flank (bottom left triangle)
  • G Plate (bottom middle)
  • H Brisket (right under chuck)
  • I Shank (far right bottom)