2024-01-01 newsletter

Happy New Year from 12 Seasons Farm,

New crops are coming into season as we begin this new year. We just
started harvesting green onions, parsley, green beans, and carrots. We
also plan to harvest celery at the end of this week.

We had another good day at the Bonita market last Saturday. Thank

Tomorrow we plan to be at the Captiva Farmers market. We are grateful
to our team that worked hard today for a few hours on New Year’s Day to
prepare for this market.

Here is our updated schedule this week:

TUESDAY CAPTIVA MARKET : Tuesday, 9am-1pm at South
Seas Island Resort , Captiva. Buy directly from the
stand or place a preorder online by Sunday, 8 pm and
pick it up at the market.

: Please place an order online
before TUESDAY, 8 pm. For farm pick-up on Thursday, please come to 14840
Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905.

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:

  • Strawberries
  • Summercrisp Lettuce
  • Baby Butterhead Lettuce
  • Large Leaf Butterhead Lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Curly Kale
  • Flat Kale
  • Mixed Kale (multiple varieties)
  • Swiss Chard
  • Green Beans (limited)
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Italian Bull’s Horn Peppers
  • Broccolini (limited)
  • Cabbage (limited)
  • Carrots (limited)
  • Green onions (limited)
  • Celery (new and limited)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Campari tomatoes
  • Heirloom/Specialty tomatoes
  • Red Slicing tomatoes
  • Round radish
  • Daikon radish
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Curled Parsley (limited)
  • Flat Parsley (limited)
  • Lemongrass
  • Avocado
  • Pummelo
  • Lemons
  • Papaya
  • Starfruit
  • Banana
  • Sunflowers
  • SW FL Saw Palmetto Honey
  • SW FL Wildflower Honey

Carrie Bell and Annika, at the Captiva market last Tuesday.

Tomatoes continue to produce well. We have the first 4 plantings in
the ground. We plan to do at least one more this season. This greenhouse
is the 3rd planting of the heirloom type tomatoes.

Here is Meredith preparing the green onions we started harvesting
this past week. She has been a real help on the farm this season working
in the mornings before her school time.

We have red, yellow, and white types of the green onions. The bottoms
and tops are so flavorful. We are glad to be eating onions again.

We have a small crop this season of green beans. We are growing a
Roma Italian flat green bean. They are very tasty.

An avocado tree laden with fruit. This is the Choquette variety, an
extremely large fruited type.

We have been really pleased with the avocado production and quality
this season.

The cooler weather favors a lot of the crops we are growing. The
curly kale is doing well between the rows of avocado trees.

We also are having a good arugula season seen here in the middle left

Ek and his family have been able to come the past couple weekends to
work at 12 Seasons. We are grateful for his continued help. He is one of
the long- standing heroes of 12 Seasons Farm!

As the 2023 year has come to a close, we are reminded of how blessed
we are by so many amazing customers. Many of you have been through a lot
of challenges in the last 15 months here in SW Florida with both
property destruction and health challenges. In spite of this, we have
seen remarkable resilience on your part. And even with these real
setbacks, so many of you have been quick to express appreciation and
generosity toward our family and farm team. Thank you!

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you in this next year
and continue the tradition of bringing healthy and fresh fruits and
vegetables to you.

All the best to you in this coming year!

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






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