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Strawberry-Picking at Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad, Benguet

Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet lets visitors pick the strawberries themselves. Tourists can choose a farm for their strawberry-picking and pay for their harvest afterward. Price per kilo is slightly higher than if they were to buy the strawberries pre-packed by the vendors. Still, it’s a fun experience for kids and city folks not used to the farm life.

Strawberry-picking at the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet
Strawberry-picking at the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet

It may be hard to believe, but there are people who do not know what a strawberry plant looks like. That’s why many tourists do try to include La Trinidad’s Strawberry Farm in their itinerary. By picking the fruits themselves, farm visitors are sure to take home the freshest strawberry fruits. Visitors can opt to simply buy pre-packed strawberries from vendors lined along the farm’s roadside.

It is ideal to visit the strawberry farm during strawberry season, which normally runs from November to May, with peaks during the first few months of the year.

Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad, Benguet

Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad is also a good place to buy unique Baguio products such as fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, honey, ube jam, peanut brittle as well as wood carvings, pretty knitted clothes and other souvenir items.

After our Strawberry Farm visit, we went straight to La Trinidad Market to buy fresh vegetables. Prices here are a bit lower than in Baguio City’s Public Market. We made the strawberry farm and La Trinidad market trips our last activities. We headed back to Manila right after buying vegetables from La Trinidad public market. That way, the fruits and vegetables stay fresh.

How To Go To Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad

Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad is a few minutes’ drive from the City of Baguio. When coming from Session Road, turn to Magsaysay Avenue, which is the road where Baguio City Public Market is located. Just drive straight towards La Trinidad, Benguet.

The strawberry farm is beyond Benguet State University and La Trinidad Market. Parking is provided to private vehicles. Commuters can go to the farm from Magsaysay Avenue by taking a jeepney with a ‘La Trinidad’ signboard.

2009 Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet

The 2009 Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet will start on March 8 to 23. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Gains and Looking Beyond.”

Benguet Strawberry Farm
At the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad Benguet, people are allowed to walk through the farm for a more personal experience.

During the festival locals and visitors alike can enjoy various activities, including Agro Trade fair, the search for Ms. Strawberry Festival 2009 and Mr. La Trinidad, jobs fair, strawberry contests, Strawberry Farm tour and berry picking, Dumba ni Kabajo, Benguet Grand Battle of the Country Western bands, and many more.

A civic and float parade in the morning of March 18 will be followed by the Strawberry Festival main program, which will be held at the municipal gym. The day’s program will also feature the 2009 Strawberry Cake Slices, a cultural presentation, and an “Uwik.” A fireworks display will light the night to cap the entire day’s activities.

Trivia: La Trinidad Benguet is the Guinness World Record Holder of the “Largest Strawberry Cake,” a recognition awarded during the Strawberry Festival in March 2004.

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