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Rosa Farms is a 12.

5-hectare mango-orchard in the coastal province of Zambales,


home to the Philippine Carabao Mango. The farm is an agritourism (farm tourism)
destination, and is open to walk-in guests who want to experience the ambiance
of a real functional farm.

Rosa Farms is home to the Philippines’ sweetest mangoes, the Carabao Mango,
and various organic fruits and vegetables. The farm has 888 mango trees, lovingly
grown and nurtured for years, to bring you only the best and sweetest breed of
mangoes available in the Philippines.

Walk-in guests can lounge around in the activity area or in our cabanas, and also
try our mango-themed dishes from our outdoor cafe, Rosa Café. Guests can
roam around the orchard, and see first-hand an operational mango farm. You
may also purchase pasalubongfrom our Lolo David’s Country Store.

During our summer harvest season, we offer a mango Pick-&-Pay Program, where
guests can experience picking mature green mangoes directly from the trees
(which will ripen in 4-5 days from picking).

History

The origin of Rosa Farms can be traced back to the 1920’s, when the farmland
was purchased by a hardworking couple, David Jocsonand Rosa Magsaysay,
from their lifetime savings. Back then, the 12.5-hectare farm was developed as a
rice field, and was referred to as Linoron – the name of a nearby river.
David and Rosa taught the values of hard-work and perseverance to their
children and the younger generations. These values, coupled with a strong sense
of social responsibility and integrity, became the foundation of the family, with
the farm being a constant reminder of these important lessons throughout the
years.
The farm witnessed the growth of David and Rosa’s family, having gone through
different challenges through the decades, making the family stronger and more
resilient.

In 1991, calamity struck. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo caused the total devastation
of the farm, burying the entire area deep in ash, leaving only a few surviving
mango trees in the farm. But the resilient spirit and the lessons left behind by David
and Rosa remained to uplift the family into rebuilding the farm, virtually from
scratch.

After the devastation caused by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption, the grandchildren of
David and Rosa began the rehabilitation of the farm, and started the
development of a mango orchard, breathing new life into the farmland. By 2011,
the farm would come to be known as Rosa Farms, under the management
of Ding and Nelda Zulueta.

Only the Best and Sweetest Mangoes

On November 8, 2000, to ensure that only the best varieties of Carabao Mangoes
are planted in Rosa Farms, Farm Director Ding Zulueta traveled to the National
Mango Research and Development Center in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras to
acquire some 5,000 mango budsticks of their best mango strains
(GES 73, GES 77, GES 84 and GES 85). These scions were then grafted onto local
mango seedlings and planted in Rosa Farms in 2001.

Today, Rosa Farms is more than just a venue which provides you with the sweetest
mangoes nurtured with patience, care, and True Love. The rich history of Rosa
Farms reveals that it remains to be the symbol of David and Rosa’s family’s core
values, hoping that these important life lessons transcend to the present
generation and to the generations to come.
Getting There

Rosa Farms is located along the National Highway in the coastal province of
Zambales, between the towns of San Marcelino and San Antonio, approximately
40 minutes away from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). The farm is
accessible via public transport, with buses heading to IBA or Sta. Cruz, passing
directly in front of the farm gate.

The exact address is:

Km. 156 National Highway, Barangay Luna, San Marcelino – San Antonio
Boundary, Zambales, Philippines