2023-06-04 newsletter

Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm,

We are now down to just 2 farmers’ markets– Lakes Park on Wednesdays
and 12 Seasons Farm on Saturdays.

We will continue to do home deliveries for the month of June on
Thursdays. As of now we don’t have plans to add Sanibel and Captiva on
to the delivery route. We encourage residents of Sanibel and Captiva to
consider picking up a preorder at the Lakes Park market.

If you would like to place an order for this Wednesday pick
up at Lakes Park, please do so before 8 pm MONDAY at

Here is our weekly schedule:

**__******WEDNESDAY LAKE’S PARK FARMERS’ MARKET:**** 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. If you want to
preorder for this market, please place an order by MONDAY, 8 pm to pick
up at Lakes Park.

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

runs 8 am to noon at our farm. 14820 Old Olga Rd. Ft. Myers, FL 33905.
If you want to preorder for this market, please place an order by
THURSDAY, 8 pm to pick up at our farm on Saturday morning.

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

This is what we are harvesting:

  • Mangoes

  • Summercrisp 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

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Eggplant

  • Round radish

  • Daikon radish

  • Large sweet onions

  • Dill

  • Cilantro

  • Italian flat parsley

  • Curled parsley

  • Saw Palmetto Honey

  • Sunflowers

Here are Simeon and Annika at the final Captiva market of the season.
Thank you for a great season to those who attend the Captiva market and
the Bonita market.

We are still planting lettuce and cleared out one of the strawberry
fields of a lot of weeds. The Mashburn girls are making fun use of some
of the weeds.

We have a decent crop of ‘Pickering’ mango. The first ones of this
variety are just beginning to ripen.

We are planting papaya as we usually do every year. Hopefully, we
will have a crop again in the fall and winter.

Start them young! Benjamin getting a chance to advance the golf cart
forward for me as I harvest broccolini.

I was at Lakes Park mkt. on Wednesday, 9am-1pm. Our stand is at the
southeast corner of the market for those who may come there since now
the Bonita market and Captiva market are both finished.

We now have just the 2 locations left for market– Lakes Park on
Wednesdays and our farm on Saturdays.

Here is a photo from Saturday’s market at the farm.

We still have decent diversity!

These photos were sent by the Small Family as they are visiting the
Young Family in Gettysburg, PA on Saturday. Many of you remember Elisha
Young who spent a season here and has visited several times. His family
runs the Lion Potter, a pottery shop and also run a farmer’s market from
their home and gallery.

Saturday was Izabella’s 9th birthday (she is in front seat). James,
her dad, took her and a bunch of farm kids out for a golf cart ride to
the Caloosahatchee River.

We enjoy seeing all the friendships that come through the community
here at the farm! Farming is demanding work and requires many hands,
particularly in vegetable farming. We are especially grateful when we
have a team that enjoys working alongside one another and builds lasting

We hope to see many of you at Lakes Park on Wednesday, or for a farm
pick-up or delivery on Thursday, or at the farm on Saturday. Have a
great week!

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






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