I am Suzie Alexander and this is my blog.

For those of you who don’t know me, I currently live in a space in rural southern Tuscany, between Florence and Rome, which I have called Suzie’s Yard. @Suzie’s Yard a whole series of things happen.

Number 1. It’s a 12-hectare organic farm producing extra virgin olive oil, wine, wheat, flour, pasta, honey, herbs and herbal infusions for sale, plus vegetables for use at the farm eatery. An initiative born out of my love for good food made from the freshest ingredients.

Number 2. When it’s warm enough to eat outside we run a from-field-to-table eatery called Dal Campo al Tavolo. We fix the menu each day, based on what’s in season, what’s available in our fields. Most of what we serve is grown, or foraged, by us. The food is vegetarian (vegan on request). It’s simple flavours. It’s just good food. It’s healthy AND fantastic.
Call or message to book on 348-8543665. You’ll speak to Suzie.

One night each week during the summer our evening meal is accompanied by local musicians or actors rehearsing live. Watch this space.

Number 3. Suzie’s Yard is a teaching farm. We host WWOOFER volunteers from April to October. We like to share what we are learning and experimenting with young people who come from all over the world to spend time with us. And we benefit hugely from their energy and enthusiasm, they are the future, they keep us young.

In addition we host courses. We are open to schools who would like to come and visit. We run a couple of summer camps for kids, amongst other things we teach them about their food and where it comes from. We also host activities that can broadly be defined as “wellness” (yoga, meditation, Tai chi, Nordic walking to name but a few). And in the future we look forward to offering courses specifically linked to the agricultural techniques that we are experimenting.

We do not rent rooms directly on the farm, but we can put you in touch with people in the area who do.

Number 4. I write this blog: Suziesyard.space. This is where I share what is going on at the space called Suzie’s Yard with you. Mostly in the form of recipes. But also reflections on agriculture, food, and the world around us generally. You’ve been asking me to do it. So here it is. And it will be bilingual: seemed the right thing to do.