La Trinidad, Benguet | Strawberry Farm


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"With the usual way of having a date into restaurants, parks or just inside the house, why not have your unusual date becoming a strawberry farmer for a moment with your partner while enjoying the romantic view of La Trinidad strawberry fields?"

Rows of cultivated soil is being planted with this crop and interestingly, they are covered with plastic and that is weird to see but that's just the norm. The rows were just set into a coordinated fashion with almost the same length, width and spaces in between. If you are not aware that you are already inside the Strawberry Farm of Benguet, you might not expect that this is the Strawberry farm and Benguet is the only province in the Philippines to host a Strawberry Farm.

A strawberry farmer is busy taking care of the vulnerable strawberry fields

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Well, it is February and love is again in the air.

Looking for somewhere to spend your Valentines Day with your partner?

I swear the Strawberry Farms of La Trinidad, Benguet could be that romantic.

Red is the color of the month and expect heart-shaped things in red to appear at shops or elsewhere as a sign of the coming of the Valentines Day.

With this, strawberry is heart-shaped and it is red and that could symbolize your heart, or your love (Hehe, ire-late naman ba? Why not!)

I understand the strawberry farm in La Trinidad, Benguet is still a part of the Benguet State University (BSU) Campus and they are I believe in charged of the operation of the strawberry farm.

In fact, entering the farm, a huge strawberry will welcome you - however that is not edible, just a matter of a sculpted display just to give you an idea about the premises you are attempting to enter.


Just one reason why the Strawberry farm is romantic for lovers is that the place is chilly and this might ignite you and your lover to go closer to create heat, hehe.

As the cool Benguet wind blows, there's a reason to hold him/her tightly and I think that is valid, lol.


Ok, if still you're not convinced to spend your Valentines date in La Trinidad Benguet's Strawberry farm, let me give you another reason.

There is also a certain activity in this place that might keep you bonded together for your whole stay and that is the strawberry picking.

Yes! You can both harvest these strawberries direct from these farms and harvest time is within November to May. February is included so why not try it all away!

Just a simple reminder, if you will choose to personally pick and choose your own strawberry at the farm, the cost of the strawberries is doubled compared to market price. 

The reason for this is that, amateur pickers tend not to be cautious in picking since most don't know the proper way of picking and this will lead the strawberries wounded and wasted.

So for that price, you are paying 50% for the strawberries and 50% for the experience and wasted strawberries.

The heart-shaped strawberry, just a perfect food for Valentines
Harvested Strawberries sold in Baguio City

The Benguet State University, being an agricultural campus, they extend assistance in processing these strawberries into different products.

Going to the strawberry fields, you gotta cross the foot bridge below.

Well, why not spend your Valentines date out of town - and I would recommend the Strawberry farms of La Trinidad.

With the usual way of having a date into restaurants, parks or just inside the house, why not have your unusual date becoming a strawberry farmer for a moment with your partner while enjoying the romantic view of La Trinidad strawberry fields?

Happy Valentines!!!

How to Commute to La Trinidad, Benguet from Baguio?

(Note: I am not expert in directions, this commuting tutorial is based on how I commuted by asking the locals.)

1. Look for a Baguio-Buyagan route jeepney along the road just in front of Baguio City Hall.

2. Ask the driver to drop you to the Strawberry farm.

That's it! As simple as that!

Important things to know about going to Strawberry Farm

1. Jeepney fare from Baguio to La Trinidad is 10 pesos (as of this writing, may subject to change).

2. For regular traffic flow, the trip may last for 30 minutes but could be longer if there is heavy traffic.

3. Important landmarks to see that you are already near the strawberry farm:

  • For the left side of the road (coming from Baguio), important landmark to see is the La Trinidad Municipal Hall.
  • For the right side of the road, important landmark to see is the Benguet State University Main Campus.

4. Don't go beyond the Benguet Provincial Capitol, that will be your landmark that you have already passed the farm.

5. The strawberry farm is situated at the left side of the road (coming from Baguio).

6. The farm is not visible from the road, you have to walk a few meters away from the highway.

7. There is no entrance fee don't worry.

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comment 45 #TownFolks Commented :

chrisair on February 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM said...

we go there on that same farm but we take a taxi instead, like this post on FB too

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM said...

^^ Thanks ChrisAir for the like. Well, taxi is convenient too, but for tipid-travel, jeep could be nice for budget.

Admin on February 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM said...

Having the chance to gaze at that vast strawberry farm alone is already a treat in itself. What more the picking?

But how I wish strawberry tastes as good as its smell. Or was it just the kind of strawberry I bought some time ago?

Nancy

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM said...

^^ Nancy[Admin], well you have to be a grown-up child in the strawberry farms to learn if the strawberry tastes well at just one look.

Gemma | My Dailies on February 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM said...

Strawberry Farms of La Trinidad, Benguet -Strawberry Farms of La Trinidad, Benguet -Strawberry Farms of La Trinidad, Benguet.. ok nakatatak na sa utak ko! ang galing mong mang convince!!! excited na me to visit! :)

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM said...

^^ Gemma, hope you would enjoy your Valentines here.

ThePinayWanderer on February 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

Strawberry and heart's day, relate! hehe... been there a few years back but I haven't tried strawberry-picking, I'll try it next time. :)

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM said...

^^ Hehe, tried hard to relate really, haha. Yup, you gotta try strawberry picking next time.

Dexter on February 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM said...

I have never been to strawberry farm. And I hope to visit that soon :)

Joy Calipes-Felizardo on February 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM said...

We were there last November. My kids loved the whole idea of picking strawberries, specially eating them afterwards.

Rhea Liza Mallari on February 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM said...

Awesome pictures! I miss Baguio :))

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM said...

Dexter, ypu, should look after it soon.

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM said...

Joy, that's really nice because you can assure the freshness :))
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Rhea, tnx.

www.ROMELO.com on February 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM said...

unique way of spending valentines day but it's also a very, very sweet way...

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM said...

^^ You're right buddy! as sweet as strawberry jam ^0.0^

Jenny O'Toole on February 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM said...

We so that every summer in England. BTW I have strawberry plant. Hoping to harvest them in summer. Nice article! keep blogging!

Rudolph on February 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM said...

hope i can visit this place. i love strawberries

Blair Villanueva on February 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM said...

wow strawberry farm! couples will really enjoy this trip, and the strawberries

yuuki on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM said...

nice alternative date!

been near the strawberry farms but not able to do the actual picking kc me bagyo nung pumunta kami ;) next time na lng ulit...

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM said...

Jenny, good thing you are able to grow strawberries there because here in the lowlands Philippines, we can't
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Rudolph, yes you can do it!
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Blair, really, it's enjoyable here
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yuuki, yup, that's why I am suggesting this. try the picking again next time.

Michelle on February 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM said...

My aunt lives just a few kilometers away from the strawberry farm. When I stayed at her house, I think we just walked to go there :D All those gorgeous strawberries are making me want to go back to Baguio!

P.S. laughing out loud at the "create heat" comment :)))

Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM said...

Michelle, haha. we need ice breakers too LOL :))

cherry on February 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM said...

well, that's different. i wonder how it'd feel like celebrating valentine with a loved one surrounded by luscious strawberries...this just made it to my bucket list.

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Edmaration etc on February 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM said...

^^ Cherry, yup, as I said it is a different way of celebrating Valentines. :)

Ding | The Pinoy Explorer on February 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM said...

Did you know that there used to be "Strawberry Fields" in Marcos Highway? Hehehe...ask someone older. :-D

germz on February 3, 2012 at 11:04 PM said...

why not. strawberries are close resemblance of a heart shape. i think also those are covered with plastics to prevent those from being infected by pests and maintain its freshness.

Edmaration etc on February 4, 2012 at 12:12 AM said...

Ding, talaga? will research for it. Or that's a joke in the long run? hehe.

Edmaration etc on February 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM said...

Germz, yey!! At least walang komontra sa Valentines special post ko when I related it to the Strawberry farms, hahaha.. And yeah, now I know, those plastics protect the berries.

rjs mama on February 4, 2012 at 12:18 AM said...

I've never been to a strawberry farm, but it's on my bucket list :)

Tess Chancellor on February 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM said...

I so love strawberry especially when dip in chocolates.the strawberry fasrm is one place that i realy want to go to.very timely post for valentine

Edmaration etc on February 4, 2012 at 12:40 AM said...

^^ Tess, yes! Salamat at hindi ka komontra na Valentines post ito. haha.

Earlied on February 4, 2012 at 2:22 AM said...

this is exactly where we went during one of our educational tours some years back and we truly enjoyed the beautiful fields of strawberry. I love Baguio by the way..

And i miss the original strawberry jam and UBE jam...plus peanut brittle..

Edmaration etc on February 4, 2012 at 2:30 AM said...

Earlied, the strawberry jam is my most favorite product from these berries. Yummy.!!

lalalaPatricia on February 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM said...

ohh i love strawberries! How i wish La trinidad is just a one ride from here :< too sad i'm too far! Enjoy your Valentine's Day! <3

Edmaration etc on February 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM said...

Same to you patricia! Enjoy.

Mrs. Kolca on February 5, 2012 at 12:55 AM said...

I've been to Baguio 3 times but never experienced picking strawberries. Uff!

Edmaration etc on February 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM said...

Mrs. Kolca. Gotta try it next time. Strawberry Farm is 30 minutes away from downtown Baguio.

Blanca on February 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM said...

I just bought strawberries sa DIVI today. Will definitely go to Baguio this summer and visit the Strawberry Farm, thank for sharing.:)

Edmaration etc on February 5, 2012 at 3:48 PM said...

Blanca. Oh yeah!! Excape Manila this summer! Have a blessed and safe trip to Baguio!

estan on February 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM said...

buti ka pa napuntahan mo na to. i still haven't done this one in la trinidad :)

MaxiVelasco on February 24, 2012 at 4:11 AM said...

I am not a fan of strawberries but I like how they look. Because I am in culinary arts, I create strawberry desserts. Fortunately, our restaurant guests love my creations. :)

Been wanting to go to Benguet. Hopefully, the next time I get to visit Pinas :) I miss Pinas a lot :)

enzo on February 24, 2012 at 4:11 AM said...

Parang napuntahan ko na tong place na ito sa Baguio. Di ko lang sure kung ito yung napuntahan namin noon. It's kinda exciting yung pamimitas ng strawberry pero hehehe...di ko masyadong gusto ang lasa.

markpogi on February 24, 2012 at 6:21 PM said...

I can't wait to visit Baguio and the Strawberry Farm in probably a year or two. =)

chino on March 3, 2012 at 2:45 AM said...

it’s just a plain strawberry farm , there is a strawberry, they sell souvenir and other stuff. But, Have you realized the great experience picking those strawberries yourselves? Sarap ng feeling actually

Edmaration etc on March 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM said...

@chino. Yup, picking those strawberries is such a main event in this farm but I was not able to try it before 'coz I didn't know I can do it here. I just learned it when I was about to blog this as I was doing research :)

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