"With the usual way of having a date in 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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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 charge 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 in 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?
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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