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  • 2024-01-15 newsletter

    2024-01-15 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We received nearly 5 inches of rain this evening. This was the most intense rain we have had since Hurricane Ian. Thankfully, the farm should do fine with it. In spite of our low elevation, the water does infiltrate quickly into soil. The healthier the soil the better it absorbs.…

  • 2024-01-08 newsletter

    2024-01-08 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, This is an interesting winter for Florida with really cool temperatures and very wet conditions. We had over 2 1/2 inches of rain on Saturday with many more wet and cloudy days forecasted in the next 10 days. This weather favors a lot of the crops we grow like kale,…

  • 2024-01-01 newsletter

    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 you.…

  • 2023-12-25 newsletter

    2023-12-25 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We hope you have had a wonderful weekend with family and friends. Life has been very full here. I wish you all could see the beehive of activity that exists here at the farm. The amount of hands and coordinated activities it takes to cultivate a crop and bring it…

  • 2023-12-23 newsletter

    2023-12-23 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, I wish you all could see the beehive of activity here at the farm. The amount of hands and coordinated activities it takes to cultivate a crop and bring it to fruition is impressive. This week was one of those weeks where a lot of timely, significant work was achieved.…

  • 2023-12-18 newsletter

    2023-12-18 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, Tomorrow we are returning to the Captiva Farmers Market as it reopens. The market location is in the Starbucks parking lot near the South Seas Island Resort. The market takes place every Tuesday, 9am to 1pm. We have enjoyed serving the residents of Sanibel and Captiva over many seasons and…

  • 2023-12-16 newsletter

    2023-12-16 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We are returning to Captiva this Tuesday for the first farmers market of this season. The market has relocated back to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The market takes place every Tuesday, 9am to 1pm. For those interested, you can buy off the table, place a market preorder, or…

  • 2023-12-11 newsletter

    2023-12-11 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, Today there was great fun and jubilation on the farm. Friends of our family and farm hosted a big Christmas party for all the kids living and working here, past and present. It was so much fun– complete with bounce houses, a former school teacher/artist guiding children on festive card…

  • 2023-12-04 newsletter

    2023-12-04 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The tomatoes are really starting to produce well now. We have some new varieties we are growing this year that we hope you will enjoy. I will try to showcase them in future newsletters. Market on Saturday was bustling! Thanks to those who came out. We plan to begin at…

  • 2023-11-27 newsletter

    2023-11-27 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We hoped you enjoyed a day of thanksgiving and rest this past week. 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…

  • 2023-11-19 newsletter

    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…

  • 2023-11-13 newsletter

    2023-11-13 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The theme of the farm is plant, plant, plant. There are so many crops we are seeding and transplanting right now. Thankfully, the farm team is growing in numbers to help us stay on task with our planting goals. We had another great market day last Saturday. Thank you. We…

  • 2023-11-06 newsletter

    2023-11-06 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We enjoyed seeing so many of you at the Saturday Bonita’s Market last weekend. Thank you for coming out. This week we resume home deliveries on Thursdays to Naples, Bonita, Ft. Myers, N. Ft. Myers, Sanibel and Captiva. We are not doing Lakes Park Farmers Market this season as it…

  • 2023-10-30 newsletter

    2023-10-30 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, There is a beehive of activity on the farm as crop production and demand have ramped up. This time of year has the unique challenge of keeping pace with the crop production and the busier schedule of farmers’ markets, home deliveries, and restaurant orders. Thankfully, we have a great team this…

  • 2023-10-23 newsletter

    2023-10-23 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We hope this message finds you well. The farm is just beginning to produce. We don’t have a lot of diversity but we do have enough to make available for a farm pick up this Thursday. Our first market begins Nov. 4 in Bonita and we will begin home deliveries Nov. 9.…

  • 2023-07-12 newsletter

    2023-07-12 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, What a season it has been! As the sun is setting on another season, we are so grateful to have ended well after an extraordinarily challenging start to the 2022/23 season. On the eve of the hurricane as our house was flooding and I escaped with our farm manager to…

  • 2023-07-03 newsletter

    2023-07-03 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, This is the final week to our season! We will have deliveries and farm pick up options for this Thursday and one last market at our farm on Saturday, July 8. If you do come to the market on Saturday, we suggest preordering as our crop production is limited. If…

  • 2023-06-25 newsletter

    2023-06-25 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, This will be our last week at Lakes Park Farmers’ Market on Wednesday. You can place an order online and pickup at the Wednesday market if you prefer that location. We plan to have 2 more Saturday markets at 12 Seasons Farm through July 8. We plan to do farm…

  • 2023-06-18 newsletter

    2023-06-18 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We were thankful for rain the past 2 days as the heat this past week was intense. We plan to be at Lakes Park Farmers’ Mkt on Wednesdays through the end of June (2 more times). You can place an order online and pickup at the Wednesday market if you…

  • 2023-06-11 newsletter

    2023-06-11 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The farm season is winding down. We are busy cleaning weeds out of our fields and greenhouses. There is much to do to prepare the farm beds for the summer. We plan to sow a cover crop over a portion of the vegetable production area. It is grueling work but…

  • 2023-06-04 newsletter

    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.…

  • 2023-05-29 newsletter

    2023-05-29 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, Last Saturday was our final market in Bonita Springs. It is bittersweet. We are grateful for another very good season there. The Bonita Springs market is really the first market where we experienced a real demand and appreciation for what we grew at…

  • 2023-05-27 newsletter

    2023-05-27 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, This will be our final week at McCarthy’s Marina this coming Tuesday from 9 to 11am, May 30. We are so pleased with how the market worked out this season. Thank you to Wendy Childers and Melissa Laidlaw and others who were proactive…

  • 2023-05-22 newsletter

    2023-05-22 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We made it back from our vacation and are eager to finish well the remainder of our season. We usually have fruits and vegetables that take us to through the beginning of July. We still have a good supply of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, carrots, onions, arugula, kale, Summercrisp lettuce,…

  • 2023-05-20 newsletter

    2023-05-20 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, We plan to be at McCarthy’s Marina this coming Tuesday from 9 to 11am, May 23. After a week off while we were away on a family vacation we plan to be back this coming Tuesday. Thank you to those that pre-order and…

  • 2023-05-15 newsletter

    2023-05-15 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, This week there will be no Captiva market at McCarthy’s Marina. We plan to return there next Tuesday, May 23. Two customers informed us that their credit cards were compromised after they used our website. We are very sorry for this and for any other people who may have experienced…

  • 2023-05-08 newsletter

    2023-05-08 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We are now in the final 2 months of our selling season. We plan to be at the Bonita market 3 more times through the last Saturday in May. We will then start a Saturday market at our farm beginning June 3 until our last market day, July 8. The…

  • 2023-05-06 newsletter

    2023-05-06 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, We plan to be at McCarthy’s Marina this coming Tuesday from 9 to 11am, May 9. _We do not plan to have a market on Captiva the following Tuesday, May 16. _We will resume on the following Tuesday, May 23. I know many…

  • 2023-05-01 newsletter

    2023-05-01 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We hope you all are ok from the high winds yesterday morning. The farm took a decent hit– nothing that can’t be repaired, but still a setback. It certainly is minor compared to what we went through in September. It should take Ek several days for repairs and we should…

  • 2023-04-29 newsletter

    2023-04-29 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, While we still are harvesting from a decent number of crops, our diversity is starting to pare down as the heat and longer days does not favor the cool- season crops like cauliflower and cabbage. We plan to be at McCarthy’s Marina the…

  • 2023-04-24 newsletter

    2023-04-24 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The SW Florida growing season is long for us. Our season normally begins in October and continues until July. The season is bookended by heat which limits what kinds of crops will prosper at the beginning and toward the end. But there are enough crops that do well in the…

  • 2023-04-23 newsletter

    2023-04-23 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, The SW Florida growing season is long for us. Our season normally begins in October and continues until July. The season is bookended by heat which limits what kinds of crops will prosper at the beginning and toward the end. We find cooler…

  • 2023-04-17 newsletter

    2023-04-17 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, It is great to finally get some significant rain. SW Florida really needed some relief from this prolonged dry spell. It certainly helps our farm. We grow most of our crops on raised beds to have better control over moisture levels in the soil. If we flat-planted everything (planting level…

  • 2023-04-15 newsletter

    2023-04-15 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, This week has been a bit like homecoming for us with Cate and Elisha both visiting along with some other visiting friends from out of town. When Cate is here, my mind is more at rest. She is so adept at shouldering the…

  • 2023-04-10 newsletter

    2023-04-10 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, We finally are seeing the first reprieve of the heat and drought with a good rain yesterday and decent rain chances over the next 10 days. This heat has put an early end to strawberries on the farm. The strawberry yield last week and this morning was dismal. Tomatoes continue…

  • 2023-04-08 newsletter

    2023-04-08 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm We finally might see a break from this heat and parched ground with decent rain chances over the next 10 days. This heat has nearly put an early end to strawberries on the farm. The strawberry yield this past week was dismal. Our…

  • 2023-04-03 newsletter

    2023-04-03 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm There seems to be no let up in this heat. This limits most of our lettuce crop to Summercrisp which is a type of open leaf lettuce. It remains tender even under intensely warm days. We still have baby butterhead that is still…

  • 2023-04-01 newsletter

    2023-04-01 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm There seems to be no let up in this heat. This limits most of our lettuce crop to Summercrisp which is a type of open leaf lettuce. It remains tender even under intensely warm days. We still have baby butterhead and romaine, but…

  • 2023-03-27 newsletter

    2023-03-27 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, Last week we were able to get the first supply of organic blueberries. The quality was excellent. The blueberries are coming in at a good time as strawberry crop production is beginning to decrease. We should have strawberries for at least one more month and hopefully have blueberries consistently now…

  • 2023-03-24 newsletter

    2023-03-24 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, We now should have a steady supply of organic blueberries. We brought them last week to the Captiva market and they sold out fairly quickly. We hope to get a larger amount this week. The blueberries are coming in at a good time…

  • 2023-03-20 newsletter

    2023-03-20 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The tomatoes inside the newly built greenhouses are beginning to bear. We harvested the first fruits on Friday. First fruits tend to be big and beautiful. We also have a new crop of campari tomatoes coming on from one of our seasonal tunnels and more sweet peppers. It is always…

  • 2023-03-18 newsletter

    2023-03-18 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, The tomatoes inside the newly built greenhouses are beginning to bear. We harvested the first fruits on Friday. First fruits tend to be big and beautiful. We also have a new crop of campari tomatoes coming on from one of our seasonal tunnels…

  • 2023-03-13 newsletter

    2023-03-13 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, February and March are generally the peak of our season both for production and demand. And boy do we feel it! The work load is very high right now, but it is great to see the farm back to full strength in terms of crop production. The team is working…

  • 2023-03-11 newsletter

    2023-03-11 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, The farm continues to yield well in most crops. This is the most strawberries I think our farm has ever seen. It is a lot of fun to see strawberry plants so full of fruit. It also means a lot of time and…

  • 2023-03-06 newsletter

    2023-03-06 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The production remains steady and good at the farm for most crops! We are grateful now for a strong strawberry harvest. Cherry tomatoes are also producing well. We send out 2 newsletters each week– one for Sanibel and Captiva customers and this one which is sent to our entire mailing…

  • 2023-03-05 newsletter

    2023-03-05 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, The farm is getting busier and busier these days with lots of vegetable production and high demand at markets and restaurants. Strawberry production is very high and cherry tomato and cucumbers continue to increase. Thanks to those who continue to come and share…

  • 2023-02-27 newsletter

    2023-02-27 newsletter

    Greetings from 12 Seasons Farm, The crop production remains good in spite of the heat and dry conditions. We started to overhead irrigate some of the more sensitive areas to keep our raised beds from drying out as the drip irrigation has a harder time keeping the edges of the beds moist. This is why…

  • 2023-02-25 newsletter

    2023-02-25 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, Last week was a big day at the Captiva market with many new people coming. We are grateful to see that there is a lot of interest in getting fresh, organically grown produce. Thank you for your support, kind words, and helping make…

  • 2023-02-20 newsletter

    2023-02-20 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from the farm, Several of you are new to our newsletter. We write a newsletter specifically for the residents of Sanibel and Captiva, usually on Saturday or in this case Friday evening. This allows us to communicate directly with you about relevant details to the market and…

  • 2023-02-13 newsletter

    2023-02-13 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, This past week was an excellent week on the farm. The hard work of months past combined with favorable weather and overall good crop growth has allowed us to experience our biggest increase in markets, home deliveries, and restaurant orders of this season so far. We are grateful to see so…

  • 2023-02-11 newsletter

    2023-02-11 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from the farm, Last week there was a good number of visitors to the Captiva market. Thank you to so many of you who are sharing with others about this market. I brought Simeon, our oldest child, to the market this past week. He has been going…

  • 2023-02-06 newsletter

    2023-02-06 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, Strawberries are starting to bear well and it looks like we should finally start having a good supply at markets– at least so we don’t sell out in the first 20-30 minutes. We are super impressed by the quality and hopefully more people will get to enjoy them now that production…

  • 2023-02-04 newsletter

    2023-02-04 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from the farm, We had a good week on the farm as the weather has been favorable. We have very good tomato, broccolini, cauliflower, cabbage, and carrot production right now. My daughter Annika enjoyed having the company of her friend, Meredith, at the Captiva market. Thanks to…

  • 2023-01-30 newsletter

    2023-01-30 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, There is a beehive of activity on the farm as crop production and demand have ramped up. This time of year has the unique challenge of keeping pace with the crop production and the busier schedule of farmers’ markets, home deliveries, and restaurant orders. Thankfully, we have a great team this…

  • 2023-01-28 newsletter

    2023-01-28 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from the farm, The busy season is now upon us as we try to keep pace with the crop production and the the busier schedule of bringing produce to farmers’ markets, homes, and restaurants. We enjoy this life, but it is a demanding one. Thankfully, we have…

  • 2023-01-23 newsletter

    2023-01-23 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, The produce harvests have been good now that the weather is with pleasantly warm days and mildly cool nights. I often say the vegetables we grow do best in the same weather that most people seem to enjoy. When it gets too hot, then a lot of our crops begin to…

  • 2023-01-21 newsletter

    2023-01-21 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, This weekend we had a great effort by our team preparing the farm for the colder weather. We covered most of the sensitive crops with frost/freeze blankets, used propane heaters, and ran sprinklers to atomize the water and elevate temperatures. We recorded 30.6 degrees on Sunday morning and 31.1 this morning…

  • 2023-01-16 newsletter

    2023-01-16 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We have enjoyed serving the residents of Sanibel and Captiva each Tuesday. Thank you for coming out to see us. We plan to be back at McCarthy’s Marina on Tuesday, 9-11 am. As usual we will set up both a small market stand of produce and provide an option for people…

  • 2023-01-15 newsletter

    2023-01-15 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm, It is a very chilly morning. We recorded 30.6 degrees in one of the coldest areas of our farm. We are hoping for a good outcome. Sensitive plants were covered with frost blankets, heaters were deployed, and sprinklers turned on to reduce cold…

  • 2023-01-09 newsletter

    2023-01-09 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We have been invited to join the Lakes Park Farmers’ Market in Ft. Myers and plan to be there each Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm. This makes for a full week with Sanibel/Captiva on Tuesday, Lakes Park on Wednesday, Home Deliveries on Thursday, and Bonita Springs Promenade market on Saturday.…

  • 2023-01-07 newsletter

    2023-01-07 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, This brief newsletter is specifically for those on Sanibel and Captiva. We enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with so many of you at McCarthy’s Marina last Tuesday. You all have been through enormous challenges. We hope the fresh vegetables were nourishing, delicious, and reminder of good things behind and ahead! We…

  • 2023-01-02 newsletter

    2023-01-02 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We hope this newsletter finds you well as we embark into 2023! We look forward to being on Captiva tomorrow. We received a good number of orders for tomorrow and look forward to seeing so many of you there between 9 and 11 am at McCarthy’s Marina. The crops are growing…

  • 2022-12-30 newsletter

    2022-12-30 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We are pleased to announce that we have a produce option for residents in Sanibel and Captiva!! Starting this Tuesday, January 3, we will set up at McCarthy’s Marina from 9-11 am. Captain Bob Rando of Captiva Cruises has graciously allowed us to set up each week in the parking lot…

  • 2022-12-26 newsletter

    2022-12-26 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, It was a Mercy Christmas! We had 33.6 degrees on Christmas Eve day and 36.6 degree on Christmas morning. Super relieved. The clouds came in and kept frost and freeze conditions from settling in. We were very grateful to have come out well for this first early cold weather event. While…

  • 2022-12-19 newsletter

    2022-12-19 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We saw the first strawberries ripen over the weekend and are starting see a consistent supply of the heirloom/specialty tomatoes. The diversity of our offerings continues to grow with the addition of green onions, carrots, and the first of the Italian bull horn sweet peppers. We are hoping to get out…

  • 2022-12-12 newsletter

    2022-12-12 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, Every day we see more and more progress and a closer return to a familiar schedule of farming with daily planting, crop care, harvesting, and a return to market, deliveries, and restaurant orders! We are now harvesting generous amounts of eggplant, romano green beans, and cabbage! Kale, arugula, lettuce, and radishes…

  • 2022-12-05 newsletter

    2022-12-05 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We had a great Saturday seeing so many of you. It was fun to reconnect and be back at market! Our December schedule should be fairly similar to last week with home deliveries on Thursday and market on Saturday. The farm overall is doing well. While the production remains quite a…

  • 2022-11-29 newsletter

    2022-11-29 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We hope you had a good and restful Thanksgiving holiday. This week we plan to return to the farmers’ market! You should find us in our typical location with the green tents at the Promenade in Bonita Springs. We are grateful to be back! This week’s schedule: THURSDAY DELIVERIES : Please…

  • 2022-11-22 newsletter

    2022-11-22 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year and this will be a special one as we celebrate and give thanks for the resurgence of life on the farm, for family, true friendships, and the overwhelming kindness, generosity, and support we have received in the wake of Hurricane Ian. We are…

  • 2022-11-15 newsletter

    2022-11-15 newsletter

    Greetings from the farm, We are excited to offer home deliveries again, beginning this coming Thursday!! We will also continue farm pick up pre-orders on Saturday. THURSDAY HOME DELIVERIES : Please place an order online before tonight, Tuesday 8 pm, if you want home delivery for Thursday. SATURDAY FARM PICK UP : Please place an…

  • 2022-11-07 newsletter

    2022-11-07 newsletter

    Greetings, The farm continues to bounce back from Hurricane Ian. We are steadily getting more plantings in the ground and we are starting to see the first fruits on a number of crops as they are ready for harvest. We have enough produce to have a farm pick up this week for those who are…

  • 2022-10-31 newsletter

    2022-10-31 newsletter

    Greetings, New growth is springing forth, the color green is returning to the farm, and life at 12 Seasons had a comforting feeling of normalcy this week as we planted over 13,000 strawberries. Before I got into farming, I never realized and considered there to be so many shades of green. After a storm of…

  • 2022-10-13 newsletter

    2022-10-13 newsletter

    Greetings, We hope this latest newsletter finds you well. We wanted to provide another update on the impact and, more importantly, the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian. While the workload and the setbacks are real challenges, we have had no time to be discouraged as the outpouring of support has been so encouraging and transformational.…

  • 2022-10-06 newsletter

    2022-10-06 newsletter

    Greetings, We hope this update finds you all safe and well. Hurricane Ian has impacted so many of us and life as we knew it in SW Florida is now drastically different. We recognize so many of you, especially near the coast, have been hit really hard. Our hearts go out to you. We wanted…

  • 2022-07-12 newsletter

    2022-07-12 newsletter

    Greetings, This coming Saturday is the final farmers’ market of the season for us! There will be no deliveries during the week– only the farmers’ market. You can preorder for the Saturday market as produce will be limited on this final day. Preorders due by Thursday, 8 pm. Our address is: 14820 Old Olga Rd.,…

  • 2022-07-05 newsletter

    2022-07-05 newsletter

    Greetings, The slow wind down of the season is nearing the end. This is the last week for home deliveries. We still have a farmers’ market scheduled for this Saturday and next. Our address is: 14820 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. If you order online, please remember to put your requests in the…

  • 2022-06-28 newsletter

    2022-06-28 newsletter

    Greetings, Farming is hard, there is no way around it. Even though there is a rhythm to each day with multiple planned activities like seeding, transplanting, harvesting, washing, market and delivery schedules, every day and every season is different. Changing and extreme weather events, equipment challenges, new pests to contend with, changes with new chefs,…

  • 2022-06-21 newsletter

    2022-06-21 newsletter

    Greetings, While we have been away this past week visiting family, the 12 Seasons team is hard at work. We continue harvesting tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, flat and curly kale, basil, parsley, Swiss chard, Longevity spinach, daikon radishes, and mangoes. The market stand is each Saturday at our farm, 8am to noon. The address…

  • 2022-06-14 newsletter

    2022-06-14 newsletter

    Greetings, We will again have a market this Saturday at our farm. We plan to have it through the entire month of June. The address is: 14820 Old Olga Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. The produce stand will be in front of the honey house. We still have plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, kale,…

  • 2022-06-07 newsletter

    2022-06-07 newsletter

    Greetings, Thank you for a great last market day in Bonita. It was great to see so many of you! We are now opening up a market stand at 12 Seasons Farm on Saturday mornings, 8am to noon. We hope folks that are still here will come and join us. The farm address is: 14820…

  • 2022-05-31 newsletter

    2022-05-31 newsletter

    Greetings, This week will be the last Farmers’ market in Bonita at Promenade this season. We hope to see many of you there. After this Saturday, we will open up a stand on Saturdays at our farm for the month of June. Thank you all for a wonderful season at the markets this year. This…

  • 2022-05-24 newsletter

    2022-05-24 newsletter

    Greetings, Farming in southwest Florida is so different than the majority of the country, primarily because the bulk of our busy season occurs during the winter months when the rest of the country cannot farm due to damaging cold conditions. It also is distinguished by a start and end of season characterized by very warm…

  • 2022-05-17 newsletter

    2022-05-17 newsletter

    Greetings to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva from 12 Seasons Farm There seems to be no let up in this heat. This limits most of our lettuce crop to Summercrisp which is a type of open leaf lettuce. It remains tender even under intensely warm days. We still have baby butterhead and romaine, but…

  • 2022-05-10 newsletter

    2022-05-10 newsletter

    Greetings, Life on the farm is definitely quieter these days. A number of families have left and now we have a much smaller, lean, but still strong team. While the weather is hot, certain crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, Summercrisp lettuce, basil, dill, parsley, Swiss chard, and daikon radishes do well. We have good…

  • 2022-05-03 newsletter

    2022-05-03 newsletter

    Greetings, This week much of our team is heading to other parts of the country– mostly cooler and drier places than SW Florida. The Small, Young, Kioski, Anderson, Hall, and Mountain Families and Carrie, Debby, Timothy, and Karen are all heading out. In all 29 folks (14 of which are kids) are leaving this week.…

  • 2022-04-26 newsletter

    2022-04-26 newsletter

    Greetings, Today was the final day at the Captiva Farmers’ market. We are grateful for another good season there at Sanibel and Captiva. We will continue to do home and restaurant deliveries. One of the restaurants we serve is Sweet Melissa’s Cafe in Sanibel. I remember the first time I brought a sample flat of…

  • 2022-04-19 newsletter

    2022-04-19 newsletter

    Greetings, When we started out on this journey to farm full time just over a decade ago, we had no idea the direction the farm would take. My job situation had changed during my 2 year masters program in Thailand and Germany (2010-2012) and we were faced with a decision when we were heading back…

  • 2022-04-12 newsletter

    2022-04-12 newsletter

    Greetings, Florida has such a long growing season and we are now just about 2/3s through this current season, having begun harvesting and selling in mid-October. Thank you for the success thus far through your continued support. The Bonita market at Promenade is now scheduled to run through the end of May. We are glad…

  • 2022-04-05 newsletter

    2022-04-05 newsletter

    Greetings, We had a beautiful and much needed rain yesterday. The increased cloud clover has also given the crops a break during these intensely hot days. The challenging heat of the fall and spring has resulted in many experiments to find well suited heat tolerant crops. For example with lettuce, we have trialed over 20…

  • 2022-03-29 newsletter

    2022-03-29 newsletter

    Greetings, Thankfully, production remains good in tomatoes and other vegetables in spite of sweltering temperatures. We are having to increase irrigation in both the orchard and vegetable crops to manage this intense heat. We have a team of champions that continues to work well in spite of the heat and hard work. As mentioned last…

  • 2022-03-22 newsletter

    2022-03-22 newsletter

    Greetings, The last few weeks our team has been working incredibly hard as the demand at restaurants and markets have been really high. We are grateful for a good season thus far and thank you for continued support. As spring here is more like summer, several of our staff are beginning their treks north to…

  • 2022-03-17 newsletter

    2022-03-17 newsletter

    Spring into Spring this Saturday at the Farm! Come join local Herbalist Annaliese Klein at 12 Seasons Farm for a morning of herbal medicine making and medicinal food preparation geared toward helping our bodies through the Spring transition. Stay for a beautiful outdoor yoga session (weather permitting) with local yoga therapist Megan Healey. Bring a…