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Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad / Baguio


Though we’ve been to Baguio a lot of times in the past, we never got to see Strawberry Farm for some reason. So, when were in Baguio last December, it was really part of our itinerary. We headed up there as early as 8am since we were going back to Manila in the afternoon.

We hired a taxi for the day and he was pretty familiar with the places in Baguio. He’s actually from La Trinidad, Benguet so getting there was a breeze.

As soon as I saw the strawberry farm itself, I got all excited. I love strawberries! No, I don’t like the powdered or artificial strawberry flavors. I want the actual fruit.

Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad in Baguio City - CertifiedFoodies.com

Outside the strawberry farm, there are a lot of people selling a lot of goodies. There are also pre-packed strawberries being sold there and you can choose to buy them instead of having to pick your own strawberries at the farm. But, I mean, c’mon. You’re already there so why not do it yourself, right? :D

Pre-packed strawberries are being sold for Php 100-200 each - CertifiedFoodies.com

Before we get to the Strawberry farm, we had to try the Strawberry Taho in Baguio. It was sweet and I love that they put actual strawberries in the taho. Yum! :)

Strawberry Taho being sold at Strawberry Farm in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

We also tried the Strawberry dirty ice cream being sold there. I forgot the price, but I think we paid Php 15 for this cone of ice cream. It’s a little bland for me compared to the ones you can buy at the grocery. But, yeah, duh, right? Of course, it’s being sold at a cheaper price so it was okay. There were bits of strawberries, and the flavor was just okay.Strawberry Ice Cream at Strawberry Farm in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Anyway, when we asked how much it is if we pick our own strawberries, they said it’ll cost Php 300 per kilo. Way expensive, right?! They explained that it covers those strawberries we’ll smash, plants we’ll damage, and those we’re going to eat while we were there. They have a point ’cause I saw a lot of other pickers actually doing all of the above. :D

 

The walkway / path you can actually walk on is a little slippery. So, make sure you’re wearing really comfortable shoes or slippers. Also, wear a hat or something ’cause it can be really sunny out there. And, make sure you keep your valuables in your car or securely in your bag. The path is a li’l narrow so don’t bring a big bag with you.

At Strawberry Farm, checking where I should start picking - CertifiedFoodies.com

My mother was planning on preparing her Strawberry Sinigang so she did most of the picking. She picked mostly still green ones. She wasn’t sure when she’ll find the time to cook the sinigang so she wanted to make sure the strawberries won’t end up overripe when she finally prepares it.

My mother picking strawberries herself for her Strawberry Sinigang - CertifiedFoodies.com

I also did some picking myself. As expected, I picked red ones that I can eat already. :D I think I’m the only one who gobbled all of them up back at home. :D

Me picking these strawberries at the Strawberry Farm in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Anyway, here’s our basket of freshly-picked strawberries. It was actually more than a kilo, like 1.3-1.5kg. I asked the one in charge if we can just pay Php 300 for all of them. Glad she agreed. :D

The strawberries we picked from the Strawberry Farm in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

We also bought some pre-packed strawberries which are being sold at Php 100 to 200 per pack. My mother haggled (I was embarrassed, seriously! :D) and paid Php 80 each and bought 2 packs. The seller wasn’t happy! :D

Pasalubong goodies from the stores at Strawberry Farm in Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Right outside the Strawberry Farm, there’s a long lineup of stores where you can buy pasalubong items. We bought mostly vegetables. Make sure you check my post Pasalubong Ideas from Baguio – the Good, the Bad so you know which products you should stay away from buying.

Make sure you try the bee honey they’re selling. Haggle the price down to Php 180 since there are a lot of other sellers there.

Also, try the blueberry and strawberry wines from Baguio. I super love them, especially the former. I can drink the whole bottle and not feel anything. But, again, that’s me who can be considered a li’l heavy drinker. :D

Bee Honey from Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com Mix & Match Blueberry and Strawberry Wines from Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Buy broccoli, baby potatoes, and lettuce here! They’re very affordable compared to the prices in Manila! We bought Sagada oranges that I so love! I was supposed to make candied orange peels from them, but some people threw the peels out. :(

Sagada oranges we bought from sellers at Strawberry Farm - CertifiedFoodies.com

Broccoli from Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

Lettuce from Baguio - CertifiedFoodies.com

These lettuce were HUGE. We bought them at Php 25 per kilo. The broccoli were sold at Php 40 per kilo. And the oranges, we got to haggle for 8-10 for Php 200.

Make sure you drop by Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet / Baguio on your next visit to the summer capital of the Philippines, especially if you haven’t been there yet. It was a fun experience and I loved shopping for pasalubongs there.

This is my last post about our Baguio trip. After Strawberry Farm, we went to shop for pasalubong at Good Shepherd and dined in Oh My Gulay in Baguio. Make sure you check those posts, too.

      
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  • Kjhdhdjdj

    Oh my God! Please! Baguio and La atrinidad are 2 different places! And the place where you picked your berries was in La Trinidad. Im sorry but its just that im tired of baguio getting credit for the strawberries here in La Trinidad.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Oh, yes. Thanks for pointing that out. It should be La Trinidad, Benguet.

  • http://justmylittleantics.blogspot.in/ inah

    great photos! 
    here’s our own experience of the strawberry farm:
    http://justmylittleantics.blogspot.com/2011/01/where-to-go-in-baguio-strawberry-farm.html 

    We didn’t ask if we can pick, but it’s okay because as you said it’s 300 pesos, quite expensive. What mesmerized me aside from the heavenly strawberries is the very low fog! The place is incredible, and so cold! :)

  • Teejei123

    humm.. I wonder if we can do strawberry picking in June. Do you know?

  • Dave Luckman

    Are you kidding eating them straight of the plants! i saw one of the farmers wattering the plants with water right out of the drainage there EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeekkk made me sick! then letting people eating them!

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      Errmmm who said we ate anything?
      But, I agree. I’m too OC to do it, but I see others eating them right away. You can never be too sure. @_@ 

  • ellenjoycastel

    namiss ko na ang Baguio at strawberries.. Tumira ako dun for 3 months pero di ko gaanong naenjoy kasi super lamig nun and di ako makapag-ikot kasi last trimester nun ng 1st pregnancy ko…

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  • Jay-agent112778

    7 for 100!!! thats a great deal dati 5 lang yan eh

    heres my Food Trip Friday Entry

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  • http://w0rkingath0me.blogspot.com/ mona

    i miss these things, taho strawberry, ice cream and the strawberry farm :) I think its been two years since our last visit here.

  • Guest

    I’ve never been to Straberry FArm but my Aunt in California have her Strawberry garden every Spring. :)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      wow! how i wish our weather here in manila’s good for strawberry gardens. hehehe :)

  • Jenn

    Pupuntahan namin ito sa February!

    my Food Trip Friday post

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      weeehhh enjoy your trip, sis! :)

  • Cecile

    wow, i miss taho na ….very colorful yung taho mo…..kakagutom :-)

  • Riz2home

    my, i had post about the strawberry farm way back, too. but, oh, boy, ur photos were beyond lovely…if i could just picked the strawberries right here from my monitor!
    btw, 300/kl of those reds were a bit pricey for me, we just bought those freshly picked ones near the road for 90pesos, kuripot ba? foto ops nlng sa picking libre nman pla, lol.
    btw, i noted ur post about ur oh my gulay resto, come summer when we come visit my stude there. we’ll be hunting it down session rd:)

    ps. have u tried those cacti and other plants at mine’s view, im sure ur mom will love to have them at home.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      hahahaha that’s what we first thought of doing – photo ops na lang. hehehe. we had to pick strawberries ’cause the ones they’re selling are all red na. my nanay wanted yung medyo green so ayun. heheheh.

      we can’t have small plants at home ’cause of our naughty cats. hehehehe.

  • http://www.maureenflores.com Mauie Flores

    Now I’m craving for Strawberry Taho! Definitely a must-have when in Baguio.

    Happy Food Tripping! Hope you also get to visit my post here: http://ourfoodtrip.com/2011/02/food-trip-friday-chocolate-chicken-wings/.

  • http://newlywedscravings.blogspot.com/ newlyweds

    love to try that strawberry taho.. oh i miss baguio!

  • http://ties-bonding.blogspot.com/ Clarissa

    The strawberry taho looks interesting! My family hae tried strawberry/blueberry picking sa farm–my kids love the experience of picking up fresh fruits^_^

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      yeah, the whole picking was fun. but, when we were there, not much strawberries were ready for picking.

  • Lyza

    I love strawberries! they say that the taho strawberry tastes great…thanks for sharing these pics :)

    followed this blog…http://www.lyzalane.info/2011/02/food-trip-friday-tagaytay-weekend.html

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      thanks for visiting! :)

  • Cacainad

    Ooh yeah, I love ripe strawberries! Not so with its tiny spots on skins though.. it hurts my pangs.. aw.. but yeah.. :D but I love it, I do. :) Sarap nman Baguio Vacay Mel.. sinama mo sana ako.. heheh.. :) Thanks for sharing your food trip Mel!

    Here’s my FTF: http://www.cacainadjourney.com/2011/02/my-food-trip-this-friday-ftf-guava.html

    See yah.. ;)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      thank you, cacai! i just wish there are bigger strawberries kasi when we were there, most of the ones we picked are small ones.

  • jennie

    One of my fave..strawberry..taho with strawberry sauce is one of the best :)
    http://homestyle-mom.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      i agree :)

  • http://kitchenmaus.blogspot.com/2011/02/mochi-mochi-read-like-moshi-mosh.html Mirage2g

    I’ve always wondered how strawberry taho tastes…it’s time to experiment….strawberry season has arrived here too! Yaay! (I miss Baguio because of your post…)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      aww hehehe thanks! might also try making strawberry taho at home. :)

  • http://arlenecollado.com/2011/02/04/ff-ftf-grilled-fish/ Arlene

    i hope to visit this place this year..if not soon. i love to try the taho and also the pasalubongs are so cheap.

    “Arlne
    http://arlenecollado.com/2011/02/04/ff-ftf-grilled-fish/

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      you should push through with that! you’d love baguio! :)

  • luna miranda

    i prefer fresh strawberries, too. strawberry taho–that’s interesting.:p
    i’ve been to Baguio more than a dozen times and i also missed on the strawberry-picking experience. sarap kasi matulog.:p while my friends are buying veggies and walis tambo, i sleep…while they attend mass, i sleep.:p

    your link cannot be opened from FTF.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      yeah, sarap matulog hahaha. libreng aircon anywhere you go LOL

  • http://pictureclusters.blogspot.com/ maiylah

    been there once (Strawberry Farm) eons ago and we enjoyed it! i wonder when we’ll have the chance to go back again… :)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      i’ll never stop missing baguio, especially after this last visit. :)

  • http://www.dharmashots.com/4/post/2011/02/party.html Guiltless Grub

    love strawberries too and yeah the real fruit…lovely photos.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      thanks! :)

  • Cheerful

    strawberry taho looks really yummy…and i love to try it! thanks for sharing your baguio trip, bring back memories! hehehe! btw, ganda ng mga pictures! happy food trip friday! :)

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      thank you! yes, the taho was yummy. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHLRTFP5E7C5WJ7BNV6YFMNMUE aine

    Wow! Strawberries. I’m willing to try strawberry taho if someone’s selling in Manila.

    • http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ blankPixels

      will let you know if i find any. hehehe. :)