Next time you visit Sagada, in Mt. Province, make sure you do not just taste its locally-grown oranges popularly referred to as Sagada Oranges, pick one right off the tree! You can say then your orange has never tasted this good, and fresh. Sagada Oranges can be quite pricey (between PhP150 to PhP180) compared with the ones imported by your local market vendors, but you are assured that these oranges are seedless, juicy, and sweet! Orange picking in Sagada starts in late September, when the oranges come to season once again.
A good place to do orange-picking is at the Rock Inn and Cafe which has an impressive orange orchards leading to the establishment. The inn is a little bit far from the town center but this being Sagada, everything is actually walkable here, so its location should not be a problem. Pick your own orange off its tree then have a staff member turn them into the finest fresh orange you can possibly have in this lifetime. I suggest you do this after you watch the sunrise from Kiltepan, a short walk from the inn.
- Photograph taken on November 2007 with an earlier model of Sony DSLR.