If you’re into strawberries and happened to be cruising along the Bukidnon-Davao road, then you might want to drop by Bemwa Farm.
How to Get There
It is highly suggested that you have a private car if you want to reach the farm. There is no sign put up along the road pointing to the place. From Davao City, drive along the Bukidnon-Davao road. Once you’ve seen the Philippine Eagle Monument, you’re almost there. Pay attention on the right side. Once you see a sign saying Garden of Gethsemane Mountain Resort, that’s your cue to turn right. If you’re not sure which way to choose, the locals are nice enough to direct you to the right path.
Once you arrive, you’ll have to pay 50 PHP/1 USD per head. The fee is also consumable. You’ll be given a ticket which you can use if you want to purchase something like food, drinks or plants.
Then you’ll meet a lot of vegetable patches. The area is also adorned with beautiful ornamental plants.
If you’re early, you’ll be able to experience strawberry picking. They say people pick as early as 5 am. Unfortunately for us, we left empty handed.
Bemwa sells ornamental plants, herbs, fruits, vegetables and jams. You can also buy refreshments like strawberry taho. I got lychee lemonade and binignit. Binignit is a Visayan dessert made of glutinous rice, root crops, coconut cream and fruits.
-Be early for the strawberry picking.
-Go there with a private vehicle.
-Bring a jacket to keep you warm.
Marilog District, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
50 PHP or 1 USD/person
With parking area
Overall, I had fun during my stay. There’s not much you can do around so it’s better if this destination is just an extra in your list. I’d like to know if you had been to a farm. What is it like? Let me know by commenting below.