Benguet: Strawberry Farm

Located in La Trinidad in the province of Benguet, Strawberry Farm is a popular destination for tourists and families looking for a unique bonding activity in the province. 

It is a common knowledge that strawberries thrive in a cool environment. Hence, strawberry farms are quite rare in a tropical country like the Philippines. Having one like the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet is more than enough to generate visitors from curious locals from all around the country. 

fresh strawberries anyone?
It's harvest time!

Strawberry Farm
is just 30 minutes away from Baguio City (one of Benguet's most famous tourist traps) making it part of the itineraries of most tourists. 

To make the most out of your visit in Strawberry Farm, it is highly recommended that you visit during the months of November to May. This is the season for strawberry picking activities. However, you have to keep in mind that there is a fee for the said activity. Aside from that, you will also pay for the strawberries that you harvested (and it's not cheap). 
The vast strawberry farm

During my visit last November 2016, the strawberry picking activity was indefinitely suspended to give way for the recovery of the farm and its plants which was heavily damaged by the flooding brought by the recent typhoon. My wife and I just settled in buying souvenirs from the numerous shops near the farm instead. 

Here are some souvenirs that you can buy in Strawberry farm:

Strawberry preserves aka strawberry jam
fruits and veggies
Color-coded fruit wine
Rodman brooms
Your kind of nuts
snake wine... any takers?

Speaking of souvenirs, there are a lot of non-strawberry and strawberry inspired/ related products sold in the vicinity of the farm. Before buying make sure to do the following:

  • compare prices from different shops that offers the same product
  • check for expiry dates of products
  • as for free tastes
  • haggle
with our newly found friends
photo op

Sadly we didn't had a chance to pick strawberries during our visit but looking at the brighter side, I could safely say that I had a great strawberry shopping adventure...

Getting there:

From Manila / Cubao, ride a bus going to Baguio City. Once there, ride a jeepney going to La Trinidad. There are plenty of them near University of Baguio. Tell the driver to drop you off at the jeepney stop near Strawberry Farm. From there you have to walk a few meters to reach the farm.

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