Dalaguete strawberry farm visitors told to follow rules, new schedule

THE management of Sergio Strawberry Farm in Dalaguete, Cebu has set new visiting schedule and at the same time reminded visitors to follow rules they set to ensure that plants won't be damaged.

Farm owner Engineer Paul Revalde said the farm will now be closed on weekdays and will only be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Entrance fee is P50.

He also reminded visitors not to litter in the vicinity and harvest improperly the strawberries, adding that they can take pictures as much as they want as long as they don't damage the plants.

"(Just) be careful kay amo man nang pinangga ang mga tanom so amo lang hangyo nga mo-follow lang sila sa rules and regulation nga i-provide sa caretaker didto, then sila pud mismo ma aware nga gihaguan pud ni sa farmers, panggan-on pud nila (we appeal to the visitors to follow the rules and regulations imposed by farm caretakers)," Revalde said.

Revalde said that after SunStar, at www.sunstar.com.ph, featured the strawberry farm, there was an influx of people in their barangay.

"Daghan na kaayong taw na nga nangadto, the influx of visitors nakatabang pud sa barangay, which mao pud na ang tumong sa among farm," he said.

"As much as we want to share our farm with you, our main job is still to locally produce vegetables and fruits to our valued consumers who want their food fresh and no chemicals," Sergio's Farm announced on its Facebook page.

"Ang (The) original purpose man gud sa (of the) farm is that for organic farming to strive, karon nalipay mi nga ang (now we are happy) organic farming is working," Revalde said.

Sergio's Farm started in 2011 with just five pots of strawberry plants. Now, it expanded to five greenhouses and 15 plant tunnels of strawberries, including vegetables, herbs and spices. (SunStar Philippines)