Sta. Rosa is home to the Tagaytay Fruit and Flower Market. Tagaytay Road provides the most recent product from local farmers and fishermen. Although the name suggests a fruit market, there are also dried fish, fresh flowers, and vegetables available. Whether you want to pick fresh flowers or maybe taste their fruity produce, you’ll never run out of options. The prices are just reasonable and quality products are competitive. Very accessible by jeeps or tricycles within nearby areas. It’s rare to miss the rows of flower sellers along Tagaytay-Santa Rosa Road. In fact, even passerby will see the market immediately if they travel around the City. The passage to and from towns via Tagaytay City introduced the native to the term “mananagaytay” which means “to travel along ridges.”
The Tagaytay City
Tagaytay City is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Luzon. It has breath-taking sceneries and a colder climate similar to the well-known Baguio City. Filipinos and tourists love to go here whenever they want to take a break from the warmer heat of Metro Manila. Additionally, Tagaytay is relatively close to Manila, having only approximately 59 kilometers away making it very accessible to nearby cities. Local Legend says that the word Tagaytay came from “taga” meaning to cut and “itay” which means father. According to hearsay, a father and son were on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were trying to chase turned and attacked them. The son cried “taga, itay!” repeatedly and echoed through the ridge’s alleyways. His cries were heard by the residents and became the topic of conversation for several days in the countryside. Indeed, quite morbid, right?
The Flower Market
The Tagaytay City Flower Market is located at the Public Market. Locals call it mini version of Manila’s Dangwa. In fact, majority of Dangwa’s blooms came from Tagaytay’s flower market. Budgeting isn’t going to be hard since they sell flowers in cheaper price. Specially now that the valentine’s day is approaching, prices may rise but not to an overwhelming change-still affordable. Also, you can DIY and choose your own bouquet or you can tell them what you want and they’ll arrange for you.
Moreover, if you decided to go to Tagaytay City flower market, you should list down the following prices of flowers:
- Stargazers Php 1,500.00/bundle – Php 2500.00/bundle
- Pink Alstroemeria Php 1000.00/bundle – Php 2000.00/bundle
- Roses Php 1,500/bundle – Php 3,000/bundle
- Sunflower Php 1,500/bundle – Php 3,000/bundle
- Tulips Php 1,500/bundle – Php 3,000/bundle
- Mixed Color Mums Php 350.00/bundle – Php 800.00/bundle
The Fruit Market
Tagaytay City is one of the few areas in the country that has nice and cool weather, which is best for growing fruits and vegetables. In search of fresh and new destinations in this city on a hill, we once again followed our adventurous feet to discover cool spots within the vicinity. Indeed, we noticed a lot of fruit stands along the side of the road. So if you are looking for fresh ingredients for your first salad in Tagaytay City, this is where you should go.
The fruits stay fresh for longer time thanks to the cooler area temperature. Plus, Tagaytay City’s soil is rich in volcanic components that make it suitable for farming. Such a pride of the citizens that the products the produce are all export-quality and being sold on lower price. What’s better than knowing that you’re helping local farmers in every cheap purchase you get? Here are the top crops that the Tagaytay City provide:
- Sweet Potato
- Root crops
If you’re looking for activities and places to go to, check out these Top 5 Things to Do in Tagaytay City. Also, festivals and observances are other main tourist attractions of the city. These events include:
- Our Lady of Lourdes Feast
- Pista ng Pag-ibig
- Barbecue Festival
- Flower Festival
- Bulalo Festival
- Pinya Festival
How to get there
Here are the following ways to commute to Tagaytay City
- Take a ride from any point of LRT Station going to Gil Puyat LRT station. Then ride a bus going to Tagaytay City.
- From Taft Ave, ride a night bus going to Starmall Alabang. Then ride another bus going to Tagaytay City.
- Ride a taxi or book a GrabCar from any point of Metro Manila or nearby Cities. This might be just a little expensive.