2024-02-12 Newsletter

Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm,We hope this newsletter finds you well. I have been writing two newsletters each week. I send one out on Saturday night for the Sanibel and Captiva residents since they order for a different day. Then I send one to all newsletter recipients usually on Monday. I accidentally sent the Sanibel/Captiva newsletter to the whole group on Saturday night. My apologies. This week you get 2 newsletters!Today we had our largest harvest of strawberries! The cucs and tomatoes are still low, but with warmer temperatures this past weekend, we should continue to see an upward trend. We plan to be back at the Captiva Farmers market tomorrow along with the new market in Naples. For those wanting to preorder for Tuesday, as mentioned before, we are only doing preorders for Sanibel and Captiva customers due to having a smaller vehicle for the Naples market.Here is our updated schedule this week:
TUESDAY CAPTIVA MARKET: Tuesday, 9am-1pm at South Seas Island ResortCaptiva. Buy directly from the stand or place a preorder online by Sunday, 8 pm and pick it up at the market. 
TUESDAY NAPLES ST. JOHN’S FARMERS MARKET (NEW!): Tuesday 9am-1pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Naples. The St. John’s Farmers Market is located at 500 Park Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34103, just south of Pine Ridge Rd. Due to vehicle space and staff limitations we currently don’t plan to do preorders for this market.
THURSDAY FARM PICK-UP & HOME DELIVERY FOR SW FL (NOT INCLUDING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA): 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.
SATURDAY BONITA FARMERS MARKET: Saturday, 8am-noon at the Promenade Shops at Bonita Bay. Buy directly from the stand or place a preorder online by Thursday, 8 pm. If possible, please pick up after 10:30 for pre-orders as this will reduce the long line that often forms early in the morning. When picking up, you are welcome to skip the line and go down the south side of the tent to the back of our van where Annika will help you get your order and grab any add-ons you might want.
Orders can be placed online at 12seasonsfarm.com.
This is what we are harvesting:
Strawberries, Summer crisp lettuce, Baby Butterhead lettuce, Large Leaf Butterhead lettuce, Romaine lettuce, Arugula, Curly Kale, Flat Kale, Mixed kale (multiple varieties), Swiss chard, Green beans (crop over – more hopefully in a couple weeks), Zucchini (limited), Cucumbers (very limited), Eggplant, Sweet Italian Bull’s Horn Peppers (limited), Broccolini, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Green onions, Celery, Cherry tomatoes, Campari tomatoes, Heirloom/Specialty tomatoes, Red slicing tomatoes, Round radish, Daikon radish, Cilantro, Dill, Curled Parsley (limited), Flat Parsley (limited), Lemongrass, Avocado (2 to 3 weeks more), Pummelo, Lemons, Papaya (starfruit just about over), Banana, Sunflowers, SW FL Saw Palmetto Honey, SW FL Wildflower Honey, Strawberry Butter.
Thanks for those who came out on Saturday! Wwoofer Justine (on left) from Canada and Sammi harvesting celery. The first flight of cauliflower is finished and now being cut and used as mulch around the avocado trees. Indy and Enoch are seen in photo who helped Simeon and Joe on their task to clean up the finished planting.We are now harvesting from the 2nd and 3rd flight of cauliflower. This is Joe who is also a wwoofer. He plans to be with us the whole season and has been a great help!Today we finished the last of the vegetable beds for this season. We are preparing more area for parsley and lettuce. Ezra is unrolling the drip tape used to irrigate. Ezra’s family just bought land in Maine where they are from; all the work these kids do will hopefully contribute to making their own land more productive.All 4 of the kids participated in the Fun Run in downtown Ft. Myers. Annika placed first of the girls in the mile run. She has been training by running laps around the farmAll of them did great. They actually put on shoes for the event. This next weekend they plan to run the 5k at the Edison Festival of Lights Parade.Here is a photo from the St. John’s Farmers Market in Naples where we plan to be tomorrow as well as the market in Captiva.Thank you for the continued opportunity to serve you fresh, healthy, and delicious fruits and vegetables. Danny, Vicki, the kids, and the 12 Seasons Team






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