Looking for a fun, wholesome, and educational adventure the whole family will enjoy? Put on your grubbies and prepare to get dirty, because tucked away in south San Diego, almost to the border, lies a quaint little gem called Suzie’s Organic Farm.
Although it took us an hour to get there, we arrived 30 minutes early. We were greeted by Owen and welcomed into the meeting area canopied with rubber, pepper, and eucalyptus trees.
My three year old made a B-line for the stick fence and the giant swing.
The tipi and hammock were next on his list of things to do. Melissa and Abby, our educational guides, found us, and our tour began. The kids were in heaven with a fun storytelling and a goofy sing along.
We took a long walk around the organic fields and were encouraged to pick kale (three varieties) and strawberries. Our favorite part was learning about the chickens and how they help the farmers do their job. After a harvest, the chickens are let loose in the fields to eat the remaining crops, do their ‘business’ on the dirt (thus fertilizing it) and return to the coop to roost and lay eggs (you may have seen them at your local farmers’ market?) Next it was lunch time, catered by Salt and Clever. A beyond gourmet meal was served with top notch dishes including a beet salad, a quinoa, kale, and sausage dish, and pizzas for the kiddos. The restaurant is in Hillcrest and if you’re in the San Diego area, they are definitely worth checking out.
Our day at Suzie’s Farm concluded with a fun activity for the kids. The staff at Suzie’s is knowledgeable, friendly, and knows how to make a family feel welcome. What an adventure we had, my preschooler can’t wait to go back.
Suzie’s Farm has organic produce at most San Diego Farmers’ Markets (we bought strawberries from Suzie’s today at our local FM.) Farm tours are on Saturdays year round and Tuesdays in the summer only. Interested in CSA memberships? They do that too! They also offer a range of kids camps for grades K-8 starting June 23rd. While it might be a drive for some in North San Diego, I’d say it’s well worth the trek.