HUNGRY for “berry pretty” strawberries but too broke to go on a trip to Baguio City?
Head down to southern Cebu for a promise of strawberry goodness in the mountains of Barangay Maloray, a 21.8-kilometer drive from the Municipal Hall of Dalaguete.
Since its development almost six years ago, Sergio’s Farm has been home to a variety of produce used to prepare foreign dishes, but never strawberries.
Teodorico Alcancia, caretaker of the two-hectare property, said cultivating the fruits was never planned.
“To be honest, we were quite doubtful at first. Yes, our place is quite cooler than the lower lands, but the temperature in Baguio is on a different level,” he told SunStar Cebu in Cebuano.
The farm’s owner, Engr. Paul Revalde first bought only five pots of strawberries during an exhibit on Echavez St. in Cebu City, curious if the fruit would survive out of Baguio.
But before he and the 10 farm personnel knew it, the five pots had expanded to five greenhouses and 15 plant tunnels.