Information about Strawberry Farm
The biggest and most successful strawberry plantation in the country, simply known as Strawberry farm. During harvest season, crowds flock here to handpick their very own sweet strawberries, which makes a great bonding moment for the family and a memorable experience to the kids.
The introduction of strawberry to Philippine soil dates as early as 19th century, when Spaniards brought in the said fruit from their homeland to La Trinidad. Strawberry production was then continued during American and Japanese occupation alongside other highland vegetables, like Cabbage, and Lettuce, earning La Trinidad its nickname of ‘The Salad Bowl of the Philippines’ in 1970’s.
However, by 1980’s, the local government decided to invigorate the strawberry and flower industry, as nearby municipalities have started to compete with their own production of commercially grown vegetables. Thus, resulting to La Trinidad changing its moniker from ‘the Salad Bowl’ to the Strawberry fields of the Philippines, an identity that no other region in the country can take away from them.
How to get there
Strawberry Farm is 30 minutes away from Baguio City, specifically in Barangay Betag, La Trinidad, Benguet. Aside from joining a guided tour, the best way to get here is by riding a jeepney in front of Baguio City Hall. Look for the Baguio-Buyagan Route and ask the driver to drop you off at the Strawberry Farm.
Best time to visit
On-peak or off-peak season, you can visit the attraction. However, take note the strawberry picking season in Baguio is from November to May.
There is no entrance fee to farm but take note you have to pay for the strawberry-picking activity should you be interested to participate.