2022-03-22 newsletter


The last few weeks our team has been working incredibly hard as the
demand at restaurants and markets have been really high. We are grateful
for a good season thus far and thank you for continued support.

As spring here is more like summer, several of our staff are
beginning their treks north to work at other farms and begin other
adventures. Edith Marie just left and Audrey, Justin, Michael, Pierre,
and Theo are heading out soon. We got together as a team to celebrate
our farm community and say goodbye this past Saturday. We also shared
the tip money that so many of you have given generously. Thanks!

We still have good diversity and overall production in spite of
abnormally hot days for nearly all of February and March. As usual if
something is out of stock, feel at liberty to request something in the
customer notes.

As some of you may have noticed, we are using MailerLite to send out
our weekly newsletter. This will allow us to add more people to the
mailing list– we were limited by the previous system and have outgrown

Our schedule remains the same:

** ** ** ** ** Thursday** : Please order by
8 pm tonight (Tuesday), Mar. 22, for Thursday, Mar. 24, farm pick up or
delivery to Bonita Springs, Naples, Ft. Myers Beach, Ft. Myers, N. Ft.
Myers, and Cape Coral.

Saturday: Bonita Springs Farmers’ Market at
Promenade Shops (8am-noon). You may also select a preorder option each
week (by Thursday 8 pm) and pick up your prepared orders at the Saturday
market, preferably after 10:30 am.

Tuesday : Farmers’ Market on Captiva
(9am-1pm at Starbuck’s Parking Lot, Captiva ) and
Sanibel/Captiva home deliveries on Tuesdays. Place order by Sunday, 8
pm. You may also select a pre-order option (order by Sunday 8pm) to pick
up at the market.

Place orders at 12seasonsfarm.com
We are currently harvesting:

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Heirloom/Specialty Tomatoes

  • Red Beefsteak Tomatoes

  • Summercrisp Lettuce

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Large Leaf Butterhead Lettuce

  • Arugula

  • Curly kale

  • Flat kale

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Cucumbers

  • Zucchini

  • Eggplant

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Round radish

  • Daikon radish

  • Green onions

  • Greek Basil

  • Italian Basil

  • Dill

  • Italian Flat Parsley

  • Curly Parsley

  • Valencia Oranges

  • Grapefruit

  • Papaya

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries (certified organic from farm in Central

  • Bananas

  • Sunflowers

  • Orange blossom Honey

Another beautiful farm salad creation by Jane and Heather for our
party last Saturday

We gathered in the bamboo cathedral to enjoy its shade, good food,
and company

Julie and Tim Young are working here to remove the lower leaves of
the tomato plants to improve air circulation and overall health. It also
makes picking easier. It is one of Julie’s favorite jobs on the

Annika is now old enough and capable enough she has taken over
sunflower harvesting on the farm, doing it now 6 days a week. She is a
champ and does it as part of her farm chores. Most kids work about 1-2
hrs./day before doing school lessons and playing.

Now that is a whopper of a tomato! It looks like over 2 lbs. This is
often the case on the first fruits of open-pollinated heirloom type
tomatoes. The tomato’s first flowers often fuse together making this
type of mega fruit and mostly goes away as the plant matures.

Life and beauty on the farm captured in a photo by Cate! While the
work is hard and there are often 10 highs and 10 lows on the farm in one
day, there is goodness, excellence, and beauty speaking to us throughout
the day and inspiring us to follow suit.

This is a photo from yesterday morning. We are privileged to have
such a great team! I had just distributed tip money from the last 11
weeks to the group. They were extremely grateful to you all. The total
was well over $1200.00 and 24 adults each received $50 and 7 kids
received $10 each. This is the money set aside from tips at market and
delivery. The team is grateful for this unexpected gift from so many of

We have really kind, supportive, and generous customers. We thank you

Danny, Vicki, the kids, and the 12 Seasons Team






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