2023-11-19 newsletter

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving from 12 Seasons Farm,

With the Thanksgiving Holiday this week, we are shifting farm pick up
and deliveries to Wednesday this week. Please place your orders by
tonight, Monday, 8 pm.

We began harvesting heirloom type tomatoes this past week on the
farm. Yeah! It is encouraging to finally see the vines with ripe fruit.
The kale is also starting, but still very limited and should be in good
supply in a few weeks. You should start to see other types of lettuce
available now that the weather is more mild. Sweet peppers are still
green but should be changing colors soon! Cilantro is now starting to
become available.

If you would like to place an order for farm pick up or home
delivery this Thursday, please do so before 8 pm TUESDAY at12seasonsfarm.com.

Here is our schedule this week

place an order online before MONDAY, 8 pm, if you want farm pick-up for
WEDNESDAY due to Thanksgiving Holiday. 14840 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL

farmers’ market of the season begins this Saturday, 8am-noon at the
Promenade Shops at Bonita Bay. Buy directly from the stand or
place a preorder online by Thursday, 8 pm.

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

This is what we are harvesting:

  • Summercrisp Lettuce
  • Baby Butterhead Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Broccolini (limited)
  • Cherry tomatoes (limited)
  • Heirloom/Specialty tomatoes (limited)
  • Round radish
  • Daikon radish
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Papaya
  • Starfruit
  • Banana
  • Saw Palmetto Honey

We enjoy our new spot at the Bonita Farmers Market. It is much
shadier. Thank you for another great market. Jack came again this week
with our family and was a big help as usual.

We brought mushrooms again. This week we had Trumpet (2nd row) and
Blue Oysters (not visible). They have been a big hit so far.

We had a surprise wind storm last week with up to 50 mph gusts in Lee
County. We took some damage to the plastic on one of our bamboo
greenhouses but thankfully we should be able to repair this.

We have new greenhouses that are nearing completion. We hope to get
them covered with plastic by the end of the first week of December.

We are planting a lot of onions on the farm right now. I did a brief
training with the team and then we got over 2,000 planted. We intend to
plant over 20,000 this season! What a blessing to have such great

We are grateful to get another housing option for workers this past
week. We have now been able to replace the 3 flooded trailers from
Hurricane Ian with much improved housing conditions. Thanks to those of
you who helped make this possible!

It is wonderful to finally be getting papayas again after not having
them last season. The same goes for avocadoes which also were mostly
lost in the storm.

Here is Benjamin in one of the cherry tomato houses. He injured his
arm this past week falling from a tree. Thankfully, there were no broken
bones and is clearly on the mend.

The boys really enjoy working with tomatoes. There was a lot of
excitement last week gathering the first significant harvest.

The 12 Seasons team enjoys bringing you delicious, fresh, and healthy
produce. We are thankful for YOU– such a wonderful customer base that
continues to support us.

May you have a blessed day of giving thanks with friends and

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

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






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