Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm
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Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm

One of the things that I’ve been looking forward to doing in Baguio for the longest time is the strawberry picking, and the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm always tops the list of the most recommended places.

The La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet, and is approximately 6 kilometers away from Baguio’s central business district. According to this Wikipedia post, it is owned and maintained by the Benguet State University. This farm also produces other fruits, vegetables and flowers!

The strawberry picking at the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is so much fun but it is, certainly, not for maarte ones because this activity involves soaking up in the sun and plodding between the mucky plots. If your finicky self is not ready for all of this, you can kiss this part of your Baguio itinerary goodbye.

They say that the season for strawberry picking is from November to May. We went there in February, which I think is the best month as the weather is still friendlier—neither too cold nor too hot. The facade of the plantation has a capacious parking lot and is teeming with stalls of pasalubongs and fresh produce. Upon entrance, there is a list of farmers being housed by the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm.

Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm

Then, the staff guided us to a certain farm and we were given a small basket and scissor. That was our green light to start striding between the muddy plots and start picking these heart-shaped strawberries. It is very easy to tell what is ripe and what is not based on the fruit’s color. Pick the redder ones!

Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad Strawberry FarmStrawberry Picking at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm

The price is currently at Php 700.00 per kilo, and one-half kilo is the required minimum weight. That is at least with the farm that we visited; I am not sure, though, if this also the case for the other housed farmers. It costs twice the market price because tourists are also paying for the “experience” since there is really no “entrance fee” here. Also, strawberries are more delicate than other fruits, so the potential of wasted harvests by “amateurs” is higher, and this could be a loss for farmers. Hence, the double rate totally makes sense.

Outside the farm, you can buy other local products of Benguet, take a photo with a giant strawberry statue, and buy strawberry ice cream and taho, which, by the way, is also costlier compared to the ones sold in the downtown or at Minesview.

I love this place so damn much for many reasons — obviously, the first explanation is I had the chance to pick fresh strawberries, I got to breathe fresh air and be one with nature, I was able to see firsthand how strawberries are planted and cared for, and, most importantly, I got to buy these fruits directly from the Benguet farmers.

Next time you visit Baguio, don’t forget to come by this plantation. Also, if ever you will have the chance to purchase products or produce directly from farmers, by all means, please do so. 🤎

Oh, also, when going there don’t forget to put on your sunscreen. 🙂

How to get there: 

If you have a car, whip out your phone, use the ever reliable Waze or Google Maps and key in La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. 😉 Otherwise, you can take a taxicab, or you can go to Shuntug Road (in front of the Baguio City Hall) and take a jeep going to La Trinidad and ask the driver to drop you off at the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. Jeepney fare is Php 15.00 per person.

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