Strawberries hit bottom prices in Baguio

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Baguio City (CNN Philippines) — Tourists have more reasons to visit the Summer Capital this week.

Aside from the ongoing Panagbenga Festival, visitors can indulge in the best strawberries in town, as prices have dropped to as low as P100 per kilo.

At the Baguio Public Market, large strawberries are sold from P120 to P180 per kilo, a huge decrease compared to the market price earlier this year, which ranged from P250 to P300 per kilo.

Smaller strawberries are sold for as low as P100 per kilo at the nearby La Trinidad Public Market. While at the famous Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad, tourists can pick fresh strawberries for as low as P300 per kilo from the original P500.

Also read: Panagbenga Festival opens in Baguio City

According to market vendors, the drop in prices is due to the current oversupply of strawberries.

The capital town of Benguet, La Trinidad supplies most of the strawberries sold at the Baguio Public Market. Much of the produce also comes from small strawberry farms in the outskirts of Baguio City and in nearby municipalities of Benguet.

Strawberry is the “One Town, One Product” of La Trinidad, which celebrates its month-long Strawberry Festival this March.