Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Taste of Freshness, A Taste of BUKIDNON

Talk about Bukidnon and there's only one thing that would come into our minds - Del Monte pineapples! Indeed it is the major attraction of the province and no one would come to Bukidnon without visiting Del Monte Plantation for a taste of the freshest, the sweetest and the most delicious pineapple in the Philippines.

The plantation is located in Camp Phillips,  a community in the town of Manolo Fortich. It is an hour drive to from Cagayan De Oro City by taking either a bus to Manolo Fortich or a van that goes directly to Camp Phillips. But take a short stopover and don't miss to take a souvenir photo at the Bukidnon Welcome sign in Barangay Alae rotunda.

 Greeting you as you reach Camp Phillips is a big pineapple statue, and is labeled "Ready To Eat" - another perfect spot for picture taking. From there you can look around the vast area without seeking any permission from Del Monte as it is open to the public. There are American style housing project built by the previous American owners of Del Monte for the employees. Flowering plants are grown by the present owners and beautiful blooms abound the community.

Going farther, you will see the vast field of pineapples covering around 9000 hectares of land. There are also areas planted with bananas, tomatoes, bell pepper among other produce that I am sure where they get the ingredients for all Del Monte products we can find in the supermarkets.
 
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