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Celebrating Great Outdoors Month

In Honor of June being Great Outdoors Month, We Have Created a List of Some of the Best Outdoor Activities Costa Rica Has to Offer!

At Chestnut Hill Farms, we make sure the people and environment are protected in order to produce the perfect pineapple. Part of this mission includes taking care of over 275 hectares of natural rainforest that surrounds our farm in Costa Rica. 

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This Summer’s Hottest Tips for Marketing Pineapples

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Pineapple and Summer, The Perfect Pair!

Summer is right around the corner. And nothing pairs better with summer than a pineapple. Well, perhaps maybe a pool. Or a beach. But at either of these hotspots for summer getaways, people are going to need something to fill them up and cool them off, besides just the water. That’s why this post is dedicated to giving you some creative ways to market pineapples this summer. 

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Honoring Costa Rica’s Vast Rainforests

Home is Where the Heart is… and for Half a Million Species the Heart of the Costa Rican Rainforest is Where They Have Chosen to Call Home.

A rainforest so large that it now covers 75% of the country in its dense, verdant, and tropical ecosystem.  

But it wasn’t always like this. 

In fact, between 1950-1960 the percentage of forest cover decreased dramatically. And by 1987, only 21 percent of the country was covered in rainforest. Costa Rica was at the tipping point. 

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What’s Sweeter Than Pineapple?

Sweeter than pineapple

At Chestnut Hill Farms, We Don’t Only do Pineapples

All of you reading may know that Chestnut Hill Farms is internationally renowned for our exquisitely delectable pineapples. But what’s sweeter than pineapple? Well, it may be something you didn’t know that we do—it’s our community outreach programs

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Perfect Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers

The Perfect Dish for a Summer Cookout

Celebrate the start of Summer with sweet and savory pineapple chicken skewers! Switch up the usual burgers and hotdogs to this light, fresh dish that your friends and family will keep asking for all summer. The tartness of our Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple brushed with a tangy BBQ sauce pairs wonderfully with red bell pepper or your favorite seasonal veggie for a colorful, delicious treat.

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How to Grow Your Own Perfect Pineapple Plant

5 Easy Steps to Transform Your Perfect Pineapple Into a Plant

Did you know that you can transform your perfect pineapple into an interesting houseplant? By simply taking the leafy crown of your pineapple you can grow your very own pineapple plant!

It only takes  6-8 weeks for roots to grow and it will become a beautiful addition to your home. In two years time, your glorious pineapple plant will begin to flower, ripen and mature. Read below for five easy steps to grow your very own perfect pineapple plant.

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Sustainability Efforts on the Farm

At Chestnut Hill Farms, We Strive to Constantly Be Aware of Our Environmental Footprint

Sustainability

As a Sustainably Grown certified farm, every decision we make – from planting to harvesting to maintaining the lush green rainforest that surrounds our farm – is fueled by sustainability.  April is Earth Month, and we’re focusing on going green all month. Read on to learn more about what sustainability really means to us. 

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Sheet Pan Perfect Pineapple Ham

Perfect Pineapple Ham
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A Fresh and Simple Easter Dinner Recipe

It’s just not Easter without an infamous Easter Ham! The unlikely combination of pineapple and ham tends to make a strong appearance every year on this holiday. Cooking a whole Easter ham on your own can be time-consuming and tedious. That’s why we’re sharing this simple recipe that will be sure to impress your family and friends. 

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A Fresh Take on The Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Sweeten Up Everyone’s Easter With These Perfect Pineapple Upside-Down Cookies

Easter is right around the corner and we’re getting excited to turn our Perfect Pineapples into the perfect dessert. With spring in full swing, our naturally sweet fruit will be sure to make your dessert stand out from the rest.

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How Chestnut Hill Farms Effectively Adapted to the COVID-19 Crisis

Pineapple Producer Covid-19

When Faced With the Pandemic, Chestnut Hill Farms Made Sure Their People Were Always the Top Priority

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, farms, facilities, and producers were forced to enact swift changes to protect their employees and their businesses. In Costa Rica, we looked for ways to maintain production safely and efficiently, while prioritizing the health of both their people and their community. Although initial concerns about the virus have passed, we continue to focus on wellbeing, looking to how the changes implemented can help improve employee experience in the long-term too.  

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