CANAAN HILL FARMS
Canaan Hill Farms is an agri-tourism farm site accredited by the Department of Tourism and TESDA that promotes tourism and agriculture. The farm is located in the town of Caibiran, Biliran which also provides agriculture-related training in the Eastern Visayas region.
The farm is owned and run by the Espinazo Family from the patriarchs to their grandchildren. The name came from the Bible which we all know as the land of milk and honey. The management is very conservative and there are strict rules to be followed by guests.
The farm is 7 hectares and has an elevated terrain that rises up to 350 ft above sea level. It is an organic farm that grows its crops naturally meaning no pesticides, insecticides, and zero percent chemicals.
They also raise goats, wild pigs, free-range chickens, doves, and sheep. These livestock’s waste is to be fed to worms that produce a vermicast which they use as the fertilizer for their crops. They focus on fruits, vegetables, and herbs production which they sell in the market and in their pharmacy. These produce can be used for culinary and health purposes.
VISITING CANAAN HILL FARMS AND HONEY GARDEN
After visiting Acaban Cave and Tinago Falls, Kuya Elmer brought me to Canaan Hill Farms. Having an interest in farming, I was curious about how they grow this farm. Maybe I can get some learnings which I can apply on my own farm someday. At the top of the farm, there is a viewing deck where I saw the beautiful view of the sea and trees surrounding the farm. It was very peaceful and calming. Seeing this wonderful view and their crops and animals made me realize the synergy of life — The creation of God working and living together to live sustainably and fulfilling their purpose.
If you are a nature lover and have an interest in farming, I recommend you visit Canaan Hill Farms. I hope the agriculture industry here in our country grows more with the help of this extraordinary farm.
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TRAVEL GUIDE & TIPS
HOW TO GET THERE:
- Charter a tricycle or motorcycle from Naval going to Canaan Hill Farms. Or you can contact Kuya Elmer Samuray for a tour guide – 0915 269 8650 / 0929 713 8940. (Travel Time: 45 Minutes)
THINGS TO DO:
- Seminars/Learn -Canaan Hill Farms is an accredited farm school where trainings are conducted.
- Picture Taking – take a photo of the wonderful view and animals inside the farm
- Shop – they sell some of their produce like turmeric powder, lemon honey, peanut butter, etc.
- Entrance Fee: ₱100 per person
- King David’s Court (Day use only – Good for 40 Persons): ₱1,500
- Balay Malison (Day use only – Good for 30 Persons): ₱1,000
- Jacob’s Tent (Overnight use – For Big Family): ₱200 for beddings
- Farm Tent (Overnight use – Good for 2 Persons): ₱200 per night
- Cottage: ₱300 per day
- Farm Umbrella: ₱50 per day
- Picnic Mats: ₱75 per day
- Tractor Rides (max of 10 persons): ₱100
*Price is subject to change without prior notice
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- Website (Agricultural Training Institute): ati.da.gov.ph
- Facebook Page (Biliran Province): CanaanHillFarms
- Contact Number (Canaan Hill Farms): 0936 719 5987, 09203797299, 09270815265
- Contact Numbers (Tour Guide – Kuya Elmer Samuray): 0915 269 8650 / 0929 713 8940
- Operating Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Monday to Saturday). They are closed on Sundays and every last Friday of the month.
- Only married couples are allowed to stay overnight. Legal documents must be presented for proof.
- A parking area is available.
- Be careful when walking to their fields. Their crops and animals are fragile.
- Only Christian, soul-soothing, and inspirational music are allowed inside the farm premises.
- Dress up appropriately. They do not allow the wearing of revealing clothes like mini skirts, sleeveless tops, short shorts, etc.
- Smoking, alcoholic beverages, junk foods, synthetic drinks, and candies are strictly not allowed.
- Picking of flowers, leaves, or crops is not allowed.
- Bring your garbage with you upon leaving the farm.