2023-04-15 newsletter

Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons

This week has been a bit like homecoming for us with Cate and Elisha
both visiting along with some other visiting friends from out of town.
When Cate is here, my mind is more at rest. She is so adept at
shouldering the demanding load and remaining buoyant in the process.
What a blessing to have them both here, even for a short week.

We had a well attended Saturday market today. It is such a crazy
amount of work to prepare the day before and set up a market. But the
result is a masterpiece of color and delight, and we enjoy bringing the
farm’s best to you.

We look forward to being with you at McCarthy’s Marina on Tuesday
from 9-11am.

Thank you to those that pre-order and pick up your orders at the
market! This is much appreciated.

Continued thanks to Captain Bob and Jenny Rando with Captiva Cruises
for this opportunity!

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:

  • Blueberries (from certified organic farm in Central

  • Summercrisp Lettuce

  • Baby Butterhead Lettuce

  • Large Leaf Butterhead lettuce

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Heirloom/Specialty tomatoes

  • Red Slicing tomatoes

  • Arugula

  • Curly kale

  • Flat kale

  • Mixed kale

  • Broccoli

  • Broccoli greens

  • Rainbow carrots

  • Cucumbers

  • 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

  • Nasturtium Flowers

  • Sunflowers

Jedilo and Elisha bunching the broccoli.

Our campari mix has been very popular this season. We describe the
red campari akin to getting the great taste of a delicious red tomato
with the sweetness of a cherry tomato– and this combined with a long
shelf life.

We had a nice diversity of root crops available at the market.

Doing a delivery of tomatoes to a local produce stand in Alva.

We ended work a little early on Friday to get together as a staff. It
was a good time sharing and reflecting on this season. Our team is now
getting smaller. Justin left to go back to PA this morning, the Young
Family leaves tomorrow, and the Hallau Family leaves next week. We
distributed the tip money that we saved all season. Each team member was
able to get a $100 with well over $2,000 in tips from all of you. The
kids also got an amount as many of them work a couple hours/day. That
was so fun for them to get a portion. I clearly explained that these
were gifts of gratitude from you who have given generously to us all.
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Look forward to seeing you Tuesday.

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






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