Godshill Organics farm shop will close on October 21.
GODSHILL Organics farm shop has become the latest casualty of the economic downturn.
The shop, on Newport Road, between Rookley and Godshill, will close on October 21 after 21 years of trading.
A letter sent to customers says: "As you are all aware we, among many others, have been struggling but, due to the economic climate and despite our best efforts, we unfortunately have come to the end.
"We would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all the staff past and present, to say a big thank you for all your continued support and loyalty.
"We have come to see many of you as our friends and feel great sadness in saying goodbye."
It will be business as usual for the next three weeks with deliveries continuing as normal and the shop open seven days, 10am until 5pm.
From October 22 until 26, a giant sale will be held of remaining stock.
The letter adds: "We would like to thank you all once again for sticking with Godshill Organics through thick and thin and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience we may cause.
"We hope over the years you have enjoyed the service provided to you as much as we have enjoyed providing it."
•The closure does not affect House of Chilli — the country’s largest chilli shop — which continues to go from strength to strength.