Suzie’s Farm did all the right things over the past eight years, growing a wide variety organic produce, selling at farmers markets and direct to consumers, getting listed as a supplier on restaurant menus, always with an eye toward building community involvement. Above all, Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro built a brand.
Now the farm is closed. The announcement came via a Facebook live post on Monday. Although they’d brought in partners with financial experience in organic agriculture last year, the business never made money. De Alejandro told viewers the farm was losing “five figures a week.”