Lucila De Alejandro
Suzie's Farm is many things to us - its owners and operators, Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro. Primarily, it is an example of a way to live. Suzie was a dog that was dumped here in the Tijuana River Valley. She found her way to our farm and eventually to our home. Suzie taught us 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. Plus the pooch knew how to eat!
When the property that is now Suzie's Farm became available to us, we grabbed it. We knew we wanted to grow real food for real people in a traditional way, but this is a huge experiment for us. We've always gardened, and have operated Sun Grown Organic Distributors for 25 years, a sprout and wheatgrass farm, but have never taken on anything of this magnitude. It is thrilling and daunting.
We are running about 735 experiments and trying to figure out what we are doing.