I am an avid fan of strawberries and I actually love to plant some and harvest them on my own, but eventually I can’t do it since I don’t live in a cold place like Baguio City.
Baguio City, formerly known as the Summer Capital City of the Philippines, is well known of its strawberries and some other plants that rarely grown in our country. Yes, it is because Baguio City has the temperature that other places in the Philippines don’t have. One of the activities that mostly people do when they visit the place is strawberry picking.
Strawberry Picking in Baguio is definitely the coolest and the most fun way activity a person (well, a first time Filipino to visit Baguio City might be) could experience in the place. As you’ll be the one to harvest those strawberries of your choice and perhaps you’ll definitely eat while picking some, and I bet you, you’ll definitely do it. Aside from this, strawberry picking cost much compare when they are sold in the market; it is because amateur ones don’t have any idea on what and how is the proper way of harvesting them. Looking at those people who prefer to pick up strawberries, you would also notice that it is indeed true.
There are lots of farms where strawberries grow in Baguio City but the commonly known place of harvesting them is at La Trinidad’s Strawberry Farm. La Trinidad is a neighboring town of Baguio City which is the capital of Benguet Province. Anyone can go to the place within 30 minutes or less starting point to the center of Baguio City using any way of public or private transportation. Aside from strawberry picking in La Trinidad’s Strawberry Farm, you can see lots of vendors that do sell different kinds of delicacies made out of strawberries outside the farm. You can buy strawberries that are packed up already and cost less compare in harvesting them on your own. But I guess people that are adventurous would prefer Strawberry Picking instead. Why not, right?
Make sure when you visit the Summer Capital City of the Philippines, don’t forget to travel in La Trinidad’s Strawberry Farm for strawberry picking experience.