It may be surprising to know that there is a strawberry farm in the South but, as for the climate in Tagatay, it is not impossible to have a farm like the ones in Baguio. Now, it is the newest attraction in Tagaytay. The Queens Strawberry Farm is an agri-tourism site situated in Alfonso, a few minutes away from Tagaytay. It is the very first strawberry farm in the South that will soon offer activities like strawberry picking and tilapia fishing for its guests. The farm is planted with 50,000 fruit-bearing strawberry plants using Vertical Farming and Aquaponics Technology.
What to Expect:
- Expect to see countless strawberry plants, mostly in vertical and horizontal tubes. The farm will soon offer strawberry picking activities, announcements will be posted on their FB page.
2. Tilapia fish ponds (backyard fish farming) are also in the area. They will soon offer tilapia catching activities. P50 per game (fish catching), P250 per kilo, and an additional P100 if you want it cleaned and cooked. (according to one of their staff)
3. There are also lettuce and other greens in vertical tubes for the restaurant’s use.
4. The Queens Strawberry Restaurant is relatively new and was still under its soft opening when we visit the place, and only a few visitors are inside. The restaurant has an A-frame cabin design with modern fixtures and lightings. It offers indoor and outdoor seating, located at the roof deck.
The indoor dining area is spacious, bright, and clean. Seating options are available like booths, high tops, and regular tables and chairs. They use impressive wood furnishings, wall decors, and ceiling lights.
A variety of food choices including all-day breakfast, plates of pasta, strawberry inspired desserts, salads, and milkshakes. Strawberry Taho is also available here for P60.00 only. The food served was good-tasting, satisfying, and priced just right. Serving dishes are colorful and stylish.
FOOD WE TRIED:
5. Container Cabin Houses
The farm also offers Bed and Breakfast for P 2,800 per night.
6. Instagram Worthy Photo Spots:
The strawberry farm provided indoor and outdoor camera-worthy spots for the guest’s social media feed. There are mural wall art of angel wings and a strawberry milkshake for photo ops.
Overall, we enjoyed the place and the food, although no strawberry picking activities yet. This place is recommended for travelers looking for more than just enjoying a meal for a weekend getaway.
Staying at home is still the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. However, if you are considering going or driving to the nearest place for a breather and a change of scenery to keep you sane, always take precautions to ensure your safety and others, as well.
The farm implements strict health protocols for its employees and guests. Wearing of face shield and face mask is required while inside the premises. Checking temperature upon entry is strictly done for everyone’s safety. Contact tracing form must be filled out as part of the health protocol.
Address: Hawilian 2 Barangay Upli, Alfonso, Cavite.
Contact Number: 0948 841 7161
Facebook Page: The Queens Strawberry Farm
Operating Hours: 8: AM to 7 PM daily
Admission Fee: None
Best day and time to visit: You can avoid the crowd by visiting on weekdays and before lunchtime. Guests usually go here for lunch and dinner after visiting the nearby attractions.
How to get there:
Private Car: From Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, before Splendido Taal, turn right to Sitio Hawilian, Upli Alfonso, Cavite. Follow the signages along the road, and you will never go wrong. For easy navigation, use Google maps.
Public Transportation: Ride a bus going to Nasugbu Batangas via Tagaytay from Pasay or Buendia terminal. Alight at Upli Alfonso Cavite (beside Shell Gas station, in front of Splendido Taal) then, ride a tricycle going to the farm.
Keep safe always!