Suzie’s Farm, an organic farm in San Diego’s Tijuana River Valley, is closing after eight years in business.
Co-founder Lucila De Alejandro announced the shuttering Monday in a Facebook video, citing financial difficulties.
The farm has become popular among local families thanks to its community events, such as Strawberry Jam in the spring and Pumpkin Palooza in the fall; its community-supported agriculture (CSA) program; and its presence at many San Diego area farmers markets.
In the video, De Alejandro said while the business had grown in popularity since it opened in 2009, its profits had not.
The farm has been losing “five figures a week,” she said. A partnership struck up last year in an effort to make the farm profitable has failed, she said.
De Alejandro and her husband, Robin Taylor, with whom she cofounded the farm, will continue to operate their other business, Sun Grown Organics Distributors Inc., she said.