Featured

Colorful Foods for a Healthy New Year

colorful fruits in a smoothie bowl

Showcasing Colorful Produce for a Bright New Year

The beginning of the year means New Year’s resolutions and a fresh commitment to healthy foods and eating. Many choose to start their new year off right by making a change in their diet. Consumers are open to trying self-improvement trends, and new brands look less intimidating. Along with health labels, bright and colorful produce gleams with promise of a “New You.”

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , , , ,

How to Make the Perfect Pineapple Jam

Spoon in pineapple jam jar
Image from Accidental Happy Baker

Taking Pineapple Jam to the Next Level

The best things in life are sweet. It’s just one of the many reasons we’re such big fans of all things piña here at Chestnut Hill Farms! Even better, pineapple is as versatile as the day is long. You can “wok” on the wild side with everyone’s favorite fruit, snack on bite-sized sliders, or even bring the tropics to your winter holiday table.

But what if you want to add a dash of pineapple to a last-minute dish? We have found the perfect solution for your “any-day-craving”. Two words: pineapple jam. Pineapple jam is the perfect go-to on toast for breakfast or topping for a sweet treat. When you combine the health benefits and delicious taste of the Perfect Pineapple with the convenience of jam preserves, man, now you got yourself a true winner!

Whether you’re a matriarch looking to perfect the family recipe, a Brooklynitte on the verge of the next big trend, or an elf living in a tree in search of a new vocation—read on, we’re about to change your life.

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Recipes, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Add Pineapple Water to Your Daily Routine

FNK_Infused-Water-Pineapple-Ginger-Mint_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscape

Another Easy Way to Add Pineapple to Your Life

If you haven’t noticed by now, we just love to talk about pineapples! Especially as it pertains to the numerous health benefits adding them to your daily diet can bring.

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Recipes, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged

Meet the Clean 15

pineapple and papaya

Healthy Produce Grown without Exposure to Pesticides

Growing fresh produce in a garden or on a farm can be a difficult and tedious task. It requires a lot of time and dedication for the best quality results possible. Fruits and vegetables are also delicious to both humans and wildlife, which is why they tend to attract pests that will eat and destroy your plants. This is why farmers choose to use pesticides; they help to grow safe and healthy crops without losing too many.

While pesticides can have positive impacts on agriculture, like improving the overall quality of produce, too much exposure to them can pose risks to your health.
Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases its Clean 15 list. The list consists of 15 fruits and vegetables that have little to no traces of pesticides. Let’s talk about why the produce on this list is healthier for you and how Chestnut Hill Farms helps to keep pineapples off EWG’s Dirty Dozen list.

Read more (more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , ,

Your Tropical Christmas Party Guide

Image from Pineapple Supply Co.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Pineapples

So this is Christmas, and depending on where you are, you may not be dreaming of a white one. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the season like everyone else; with a party full of joy and Christmas cheer.

Everyone celebrates the holidays differently with different festivities and traditions, so why not shake up the happiness with a tropical Christmas party? Instead of a classic fruitcake, which most people don’t like anyway, make pineapple the star of your party this year.

Here’s your guide to a successful and fun tropical Christmas party at home this year.

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , ,

How to Trim the Perfect Pineapple Christmas Tree

Add A Tropical Twist This Christmas With The Perfect Pineapple Christmas Tree

With a tree in every store window and scents of peppermint and cinnamon wafting out of every door, there’s no doubt, the time for gift giving has returned. You are not alone if you feel like you blinked and the holidays are here. It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed with a million things on your to-do list. 

Let your friends at Chestnut Hill Farms take one major stress off your plate when it comes to picking up a Christmas tree. If you’re looking for a small tree or an inexpensive way to celebrate Christmas with family, friends, or co-workers, turn expectations upside down with a pineapple! It’s the perfect tropical twist this holiday season.

This convenient small decoration can fit on counters and even easily travel. Bringing in some natural green can serve as a dining room table centerpiece or a quick office set-up. Just remember, there are no rules when decorating your own pineapple Christmas tree!

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , , ,

The Myth of the Green Pineapple

Green Pineapple

Green Pineapples are Ripe!

There is a common misconception that green pineapple is not ripe yet, however, pineapple doesn’t have to be yellow to be eaten and enjoyed. For example, Caribbean pineapple is ripe and available year-round but is green at certain times of the year. You no longer have to avoid the green pineapple at your local grocery store!

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged ,

Celebrating The Day of Masquerade

Masquerade
Parade with the giants of Chamony, Barva
(By Sol Araya)

Let’s Talk The Day of Masquerade

When you hear the word “Halloween”, thoughts of sugary candies, costumes, and scary movies come to mind. Here in America, we try to stretch out spooky season for as long as we can, but not everyone celebrates Halloween the same way. In Costa Rica, October 31st is the Day of Masquerade. This day is filled with elaborate masks, culture, music, and lively parades!

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , , , , ,

How We Grow Pineapples in Fall

Perfect Pineapples Are Available Year-Round

Enjoy Pineapples in Fall for a Tropical Twist This Season

While most areas of the world are familiar with the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall, the Costa Rican climate typically falls into two categories: rainy and dry seasons. This makes Costa Rica the perfect place to grow pineapples in fall.

Keep reading to learn more about the fall season in Costa Rica, and how this affects our pineapple farming.

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , ,

The Perfect Pineapple Party Playlist

Jam Out to These Pineapple Tunes

Looking for the perfect playlist to take your next pineapple party to the next level? Look no further than our carefully curated compilation of tunes. From childhood throwbacks to Caribbean cruise fan favorites, you can’t go wrong with any of these timely tunes. So, grab your pineapple decorations, outfits, and speakers, and prepare for the greatest pineapple party of all time.

(more…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged , , , , ,