Strawberry is probably the most popular product in Baguio, La Trinidad and nearby Benguet towns. You can see fresh strawberries sold almost everywhere and so are strawberry based products like Strawberry Taho and Strawberry Ice Cream. Even some of the most popular Baguio Pasalubong are strawberry based such as jams and preserves. Many of the souvenir items like shirts, pencils and key chains are inspired by this yummy berry.
When in a Baguio trip or vacation, it is best to head out to nearby La Trinidad, Benguet to see first hand hectares and hectares of strawberry fields and have a strawberry picking session with your kids.
Strawberry: Right For Picking at the Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad
The Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad is a famous tourist spot and a must see attraction during your Baguio vacation. This is a must do activity especially if you are with your kids for strawberry picking inside the strawberry farm is a one of a kind experience here in the Philippines.
Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad, Benguet
La Trinidad Valley is just a few minutes away from Baguio. This place is one of the main producers of strawberry in the area.
Unripe and Ripe Strawberries
There is also a facility near the town called Strawberry Farm where tourists are welcome to pick the best and freshest strawberries right from the farm. Apart from the unique harvest experience, one of the reasons why people flock this place is for they can get all the best, plumiest, and best looking strawberries there is.
How to go to the Strawberry Picking farm in La Trinidad?
From Baguio, just ride a jeep bound for La Trinidad (Bayugan) in Magsaysay Terminal, just after Baguio Public Market.
You can also get a jeep just behind Rizal Park. Rizal Park is located near Burnham Park and just before the Baguio City Hall.
Strawberry Landmark: Welcome to La Trinidad
La Trinidad is around 13 kilometers away and about 15 to 20 minutes by jeep if traffic is favorable. Jeepney Fare from Baguio to La Trinidad is only 11 Pesos.
Ask the driver to drop you off at Benguet State University. Cross the street and follow the signs showing the way to the Strawberry Farm.
You can tell if you are near the place if you see a wide open space with a small market with stalls selling vegetables and pasalubong on one of its corners.
Follow the Signs going to the Strawberry Farm
Head out to the center of the market which locals call “Kubo” for it serves as the main entrance for the Strawberry Farm.
From the main entrance, you will have a glimpse of miles and miles of strawberry plantations that would make you want to sing the classic Beatles song “ Strawberry Fields Forever” over and over again!!! lol
Strawberry Picking Rates, Price per Kilo and Entrance Fee
When inside the main entrance of the Strawberry Farm, there will be guides that will help you out on what to do inside the farm and teach you on how to properly harvest strawberries.
There is no entrance fee if you want to go strawberry picking at the farm. You will just need to pay per kilo the strawberries that you’ve harvested. People in charge will give you a woven basket for your strawberry picking session.
Strawberries in the Strawberry Farm: 350 Pesos per Kilo
The price for a kilo of strawberry at the Strawberry Farm is 350 pesos. This is more expensive than those sold outside the facility and in Baguio which sells just around 120 to 150 pesos per kilo.
Do not step on the plants!!!
The main reasons why the price of strawberries at the Strawberry Farm are a bit expense are as follows:
- You pay for the experience. Kids will definitely love this activity and a good stress relievers for adults.
- You can choose which strawberries to pick. You can have all the best berries for yourselves. You can harvest the big ones or you can opt to get those with a little green on it for pasalubong. Strawberries are very delicate and transporting them can be a hassle. Best to get the not so very ripe ones if you want to take them back home for pasalubong.
- The strawberry picking rates covers the damage people can inflict to the strawberry plants such as being stepped upon or harvesting the wrong way.
- People are also allowed to eat some strawberries while inside the farm. How cool is that!!!
A Strawberry Plant Flower
Strawberry Fields Forever!!!!
Our group just asked permission to enter and take pictures of the farm. We went there late afternoon and luckily for us there are no crowds inside the farm and there are lots of strawberries still left for picture taking..
We just got careful not to damage the plants while walking and not be tempted to eat these yummy treats for the person in charge might charge us the 350 pesos stawberry picking rate… hehehe
We just have strawberry ice cream after our Strawberry Picking picture taking adventure.
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