San Diego, CA
Specialties Grown: Micro Greens, Micro Herbs, Lettuces, Carrots, Fennel, Chard, Kale, Strawberries, Cherry Tomatoes, Beets, Squash, Broccoli, Herbs
Owned and operated by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro, Suzie’s Farm focuses on growing scrumptious heirloom varieties using organic and sustainable farming methods on their family farm in south San Diego. Their original goal was to grow “real food for real people,” and they have certainly succeeded. Eco Caters gets much of our produce from Suzie’s Farm for every event.
Suzie’s Farm is known for their amazing micro greens distributed under the name Sun Grown but we have found that they grow an assortment of amazing heirloom produce. We often use their beautiful multi-color carrots, strawberries, beets (purple, chioggia and golden), fennel and cherry tomatoes for salads and other dishes. Nestled in the Tijuana River Valley, Suzie’s Farm is producing some of the best veggies we have seen in San Diego.
Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro, owners of Suzies Farm see farm life as an example of a way to live. They named their farm after a dog that was abandoned in the Tijuana River Valley. They took the dog in and named her Suzie. She taught them to live at peace with the world, to get back up when you get knocked down, and to know how to be present and available when opportunities present themselves to you. So eventually when they expanded their operation beyond Sun Grown, the name Suzie’s Farm came naturally. When the breeze blows up from the river and rustles through the acacia trees, you know that the spirit of Suzie is near and guiding Robin and Taylor. Hopefully you will feel it too.
Besides loving animals these two also really like to cook. You must check out their website to find a plethora of recipes that all sound amazing. You can also find all the local farmers markets they frequent which include Ocean Beach, Hillcrest and Little Italy to name a few. Check them out at www.suziesfarm.com.