2023-02-20 newsletter

Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from the farm,

Several of you are new to our newsletter. We write a newsletter
specifically for the residents of Sanibel and Captiva, usually on
Saturday or in this case Friday evening. This allows us to communicate
directly with you about relevant details to the market and preorder pick
up. We then write a more extensive newsletter (though some of it is
repetitive) to all customers on our mailing list usually each Monday.
Thank you for being interested. Feel free to unsubscribe at any moment.
No hard feelings!

As for farm news, we had a good week. The heat is accelerating the
ripening of many of our crops. So far it is fine as the days are still
decently short, but we hope for more moderated temperatures in March as
I don’t recall a February with this high of temperatures.

Here is a photo overlooking the carrot field and next flight of
cherry tomatoes under the bamboo structure we are building to screen out
the stink bugs.

This week it was Josiah’s turn to go to market with his older sister

We look forward to being at McCarthy’s Marina again this Tuesday,
9-11 am. We will have a small market stand of produce for those who just
want to buy off the table. And for those that order ahead of time, we
will have your orders prepared for pick up.

If you would like to place an order for Tuesday pick up,
please do so before 8 pm Sunday at www.12seasonsfarm.com.

Here is our weekly schedule:

order online before Sunday, 8 pm, if you want to pick up an order at
McCarthy’s Marina in Captiva on Tuesday, 9-11 am. Extra produce will be
available for those who want to buy off the table. ****

** We will be at the Lakes Park Farmers’ Mkt. each
Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm. in Ft. Myers. Parking is free during the
farmers’ market.

an order online before Tuesday, 8 pm, if you want home delivery or farm
pick-up for Thursday.

Market runs 8 am to noon. Please place an order by Thursday, 8 pm to
pick up your preorder at the Bonita market. If preordering, please pick
up preorders after 10 am.

Orders can be placed online at ** www.12seasonsfarm.com**

This is what we are harvesting:

  • Strawberries

  • Summercrisp Lettuce

  • Baby Butterhead Lettuce

  • Romaine lettuce

  • Large Leaf Butterhead lettuce

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Heirloom/Specialty tomatoes

  • Red Slicing tomatoes

  • Arugula

  • Curly kale

  • Flat kale

  • Mixed kale

  • Broccoli

  • Broccoli greens

  • Cauliflower

  • Rainbow carrots

  • Cucumbers (limited)

  • Zucchini

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Eggplant

  • Round radish

  • Daikon radish

  • Watermelon radish

  • Green onions

  • Large sweet onions

  • Dill

  • Cilantro

  • Italian flat parsley

  • Curled parsley

  • Saw Palmetto Honey

  • Sunflowers

We are harvesting the first of the large sweet onions. This is ‘Texas
Legend’ variety.

We have our new greenhouses erected and covered. This is an exciting
development for us to have this project nearly complete. The tomatoes
are planted and doing well.

Ek and his son Mikha. Ek does a lot of our screenhouse building on
the farm! This makes it much easier to grow the produce organically by
screening damaging insects out and keeping the dew and rain off the
tomato plants which creates habit for more leaf diseases.

We have enough tomatoes now that we have them available online by 10#

We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday! We appreciate the
many affirming and kind words you have shared with us. It is our
pleasure to serve you! Have a great weekend.

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






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