2023-11-27 newsletter

Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm,

We hoped you enjoyed a day of thanksgiving and rest this past

This past week we planted celery on the farm for the first time. We
are starting to get a very stable supply of tomatoes now. We saw the
first ripe peppers and cabbage.

Thanks to those who came out to market last Saturday. We plan to
begin at Captiva market on Dec. 19.

Here is our schedule this week

place an order online before TUESDAY, 8 pm, if you want farm pick-up for
Thursday. 14840 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905

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

We had a wonderful relaxing Thanksgiving Day.

Anthony Linderman gave a reading of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863
Thanksgiving Proclamation. It is an excellent worthy read!

Several have asked about celery over the years and so we are finally
giving it an attempt. We planted around 700 plants last week. We are
eager to see how it grows!

We tried an early crop on cabbage this year and the plants have done
decently well. We were able to harvest some heads for last week’s
market. Last year this became a very popular crop. We increased the
number of plants we are putting in the ground this season.

We have a great crop of avocados this season! What a pleasure to have
them again after having so few last season due to the hurricane.

Each week we plant a lot of lettuce. Myrah, now in her 6th season
(age 16), leads the lettuce planting crew on this day! She is with
sisters Aleena and Meredith (12) who is now working on the farm this
season. Michelle who has been a great help this season is also in the

Here is the crew putting the lettuce in the ground with a lot of kids
helping out. The Kioski Family from 2 seasons ago volunteered on the day
after Thanksgiving. It was great to see them all and have them back for
a day. They came from Washington and worked an entire season on our farm
before buying a small homestead in Naples where they now are growing
some of their own food.

My beautiful girl! We were harvesting sunflowers together– I live for
these days!

Here we are at Saturday market with Suzanne Graziano. She came to the
market as part of her 60th birthday celebration! We are grateful to know
Sue these past 10 years. She has really encouraged us with her youthful
energy and joyful presence.

Vegetable farming is tough and demanding, but having amazing
customers makes it so much better. Thank you all for your support over
these years.

With heartfelt gratitude,

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






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