An eco-friendly micro-dairy in Suffolk is set to close this weekend after a shock closure announcement on social media. 

Little Chare Dairy in Stanton has been delighting customers since 2021 after opening up a dairy in the Suffolk countryside complete with a milk vending machine. 

The milk trailer would tour the local shops weekly and the dairy could be found in farm shops around Suffolk. 

The choice to close the business was a tough decision for owner William Groom, who posted the news on the company's social media account.

East Anglian Daily Times: The Little Chare Dairy trailer will no longer serve the local villagesThe Little Chare Dairy trailer will no longer serve the local villages (Image: Archant)

"Prepare for a long post, and without a doubt this will be the hardest one we will have to write," reads the announcement.

"We came up with the concept of an eco-friendly dairy, using a small herd of milking cows to supply a local community with quality milk all year around.

"Well we did it! And what an adventure we have had... There’s been lots of ups and downs: the stress and joy of calving, then rearing those same calves, the loss of our cow Matilda, the small daily interactions with animals that are more like pets than farm animals, each with their own huge personality.

"So it is with great sadness that we would like to inform all of our loyal customers and supporters that we are closing our small dairy and stopping production.

"It has been a very difficult decision to come to terms with, but due to several factors outside of our control we have no choice but to close.

"All we can say is a huge thank you for the support everyone has shown which has kept us growing and striving for success.

"We have ensured that our beautiful herd of Jerseys - Suki, Purdy, Doris, Margot, Ethel, Beatrice, Dorothy, Susie, Elsie, Bella and Evie - are all going to a fantastic home that shares our same philosophy."

The final day of trading for the dairy farm will be Sunday, November 26.