While we have been away this past week visiting family, the 12
Seasons team is hard at work. We continue harvesting tomatoes,
cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, flat and curly kale, basil,
parsley, Swiss chard, Longevity spinach, daikon radishes, and
The market stand is each Saturday at our farm, 8am to noon. The
14820 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905.
The produce stand will be in front of the honey house and you can
park on the grass on the right as you come down the driveway.
We will continue to do home deliveries on Thursdays in SW FL and
Tuesdays for Sanibel and Captiva. You can also select a farm pick up for
Thursdays or Saturdays to avoid the delivery fee.
If you order online, please remember to put your requests in the
customer notes if something is out-of-stock.
Place orders at 12seasonsfarm.com
Our schedule is as follows:
** ** ** ** ** Thursday** : Please order by
8 pm tonight (Tuesday), June 14 for Thursday, June 16, farm pick up or
delivery to Bonita Springs, Naples, Ft. Myers Beach, Ft. Myers, N. Ft.
Myers, and Cape Coral.
Saturday: 12 Seasons Farmer’s Market at
14820 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 (8am-noon). You may also select
a preorder option each week (by Thursday 8 pm) and pick up your prepared
orders at the farm market.
Tuesday : Sanibel/Captiva home deliveries
on Tuesdays. CAPTIVA MKT. CLOSED FOR SEASON Place order
by Sunday, 8 pm.
****We are currently harvesting:
Red Beefsteak Tomatoes
Sweet Peppers (limited)
Italian Flat Parsley
Orange blossom Honey
Here is a photo from last Saturday. Cate managed the stand and the
farm in our absence! Thank you to all who came out.
Bianca and Mikha with Jedilo who is removing the twine from dead
Zach is here harvesting tomatoes on Monday. The excessive heat and
humidity is hard on the tomato vines, but we are still getting a
harvest. Great job to our team who continues to work hard and finish
this season strong. We have but a few weeks left before this season will
roll into the next– the work does not end!
While driving through southwestern Kentucky and seeing beautiful
mature wheat fields on rolling hills, we drove by a farm’s headquarters
in Clinton, KY with some enormous farm equipment and silos. I couldn’t
help but stop and introduce ourselves to the farmer there. His name was
Don and he welcomed us and gave the kids a great thrill by letting them
explore his equipment. He farms 8500 acres of wheat and other crops. He
was just preparing his equipment to harvest wheat in the next couple
days with this giant combine harvester seen in the photo above. Even
though his fertilizer prices have more than doubled, he still expects to
have a profitable yield with the soaring prices of wheat. I really
appreciate meeting other farmers and have a high regard for those that
feed the populace at large.
We gave him some 12 Seasons tomatoes and lychees which he
appreciated. We then traveled on to St. Louis to visit my family– my
dad’s brother, Uncle Rudy, Aunt Ramona, and my 2 cousins and their
We are now in Oklahoma City visiting Vicki’s family. Here I am with
the boys and Vicki’s brother, Jeremy, after his indoor soccer game. The
kids enjoy watching him play each time we come.
We went hiking along Spring Creek at the Martin Park Nature Center in
Oklahoma City. The kids got to see both an Indigo Bunting and Painted
Bunting. Both these birds have striking colorful plumages.
The kids have had a lot of fun with their cousins, aunts, uncles, and
Vicki’s mom. We have seen many wonderful sights along the way. I
continue to be impressed by this country’s vast number of local, state,
and national parks and forests, botanical gardens, recreation centers,
museums, farmers’ markets, the nation’s vast highway network, etc. There
is so much to be enjoyed and grateful for.
We visited the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum yesterday.
This is our second time visiting here. I was so impressed with the
quality of exhibits and overall presentation of this part of the
nation’s history– an amazing display of human grit and creativity,
hardship, survival, the tragic collisions between native and immigrant,
the landscape’s beauty and wildness, and the constant movement of life
from generation to generation. We are all sojourners here. May we make
the best of the time and life we have to edify one another.
Our time here has been good and refreshing visiting family. We now
plan our trek back to Ft. Myers.
For those that plan to come on Saturday, we hope to be there to see
May you all enjoy times of refreshment with family this summer!
Danny, Vicki, the kids, and the 12 Seasons Team