If you're traveling in Davao and you're looking for a healthy treat, head on over to Huni Farm and enjoy a nutritious fare of go, grow, and glow.
Huni Farm in Wangan, Calinan, Davao City has long advocated for growing food the organic and natural way. The farm’s owner, Louella Garcia, can take you on a tour (PhP150) of her farm where you will see how vegetables, fruits, and farm animals are raised naturally or without inorganic chemicals.
Ms. Louella will orient you as to how the farm follows the law of nature and how each living thing contribute to the wellness of one another hence high value crops grow along with “weeds” and insect control is done according to their life cycles. What you get is organic goodness not chemicals.
Thus, all that is served in the mouth-watering lunch buffet (PhP450) on Saturdays and Sundays are freshly harvested from the farm surrounding the restaurant area.
There is no fixed menu here as everything depends on what is available and in season at the farm.
You can have kare-kare, pork humba with radish, spaghetti, steamed fish, lumpia, naked burrito, sushi, tonkatsu on one Saturday and comeback next Saturday to pesto pasta, pork sausage on potatoes, stuffed grilled squid, beef curry, and a host of other viands.
The dessert table can have ginataang bilo-bilo, turon, assorted cakes, maja blanca, buko pandan, and other kakanins plus fresh slices of fruits in season. Wash it down with juices of cucumber, water infused with lime, lemon and mint, passion fruit, and roselle.
Even the garden where you can dine al fresco is a mix of edible and ornamental plants. Herbs, root crops, and other vegetables grow with flowering plants and fruit trees.
Delicious smells of freshly-baked breads and pies waft through the grounds as you sit on the tables. Try and bring home some. There is a small store at the entrance where you can buy vinegar and honey.
You deserve to eat all the nutritious food that Huni offers and eat under trees while the chirping of the birds serenades her. So what are you waiting for? Head off to Huni Farm!
NOTE: Huni only offers the buffet on weekends. It is going to be ala carte on weekdays.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.
The Huni Farm is 45 minutes to an hour away from Davao City proper taking the Diversion Road. Upon reaching Calinan proper, turn left towards Wangan. Turn right at the Petron gasoline station and a few meters away is Huni Farm on the left side of the road.