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An Introduction to Costa Rica’s Diverse Wildlife

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Why Sustainability and Environmentalism Is So Important in Costa Rica

At Chestnut Hill Farms, we take pride in the process. We take time to prepare the earth for planting, to harvest by hand, and to make sure our people and our environment are protected – all while producing the perfect pineapple. That includes caring for over 275 hectares of natural rainforest that surrounds our farm, offsetting our carbon footprint and giving a home to just some of the amazing wildlife that lives here in Costa Rica. Despite representing only .3% of the world’s total surface area, our beautiful country is home to 5% of its biodiversity. From birds and sloths to tapirs and jaguars, our rainforests host an impressive variety of animals. To get to know some of our animal neighbors, read on.

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Take Lunchtime to the Tropics With These 3 Healthy Pineapple Lunchbox Ideas

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Easy, Healthy, & Tasty, These Recipes Are Perfect for Busy Parents This Back-to-School Season

Although some kids may be heading to a home office or kitchen table instead of the traditional classroom this year, a healthy and fun lunch is still an important part of the day. For busy parents, meal prepping snacks and lunches – either in the morning or on the weekend – can be a huge timesaver. Thanks to its versatility, pineapple is a great option for keeping meals interesting – and it packs in plenty of nutrition to keep kids strong, too. For back-to-school season this year, we partnered with sustainable company ECOLunchbox to showcase three of our favorite easy, healthy lunchbox ideas that kids and parents alike will love.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Launches Partnership to Provide Organic Fair-Trade Bananas to North America

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Chestnut Hill Farms Partners with Organic Fair-Trade Banana Company to Expand Mission of Sustainability & Social Responsibility through Quality Produce

We’re thrilled to announce that Chestnut Hill Farms, LLC and Fresh Fruit Holdings (FFH) have agreed that Chestnut Hill Farms will coordinate sales, logistics and marketing efforts of FFH’s organic and sustainably grown bananas in North America and certain other markets where Chestnut Hill Farms has a presence. 

“We believe that organic, fair-trade produce is an under-represented category in North America that will continue to grow as consumer demand shifts,” said Raul Romero, president of Chestnut Hill Farms.

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What Makes a Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple Special

The Secret Behind the Perfect Pineapple

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Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we pride ourselves on producing the perfect pineapple. From its perfect golden hue to its tall crown to its delicious flavor, anyone who samples our fruit knows that it’s something special. But what makes our pineapple so unique? Explore the many steps we take to make sure our pineapples are perfect below.

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Winter Holiday Party Ideas

Holiday Party Ideas

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tropical Twist

In December, every weekend quickly books up with holiday festivities. With Christmas cookie exchanges, New Year celebrations and holiday office parties galore, there’s no shortage of excuses to get together. This year, set your holiday party apart from the rest with unique and memorable personal touches featuring our favorite fruit: The Perfect Pineapple. While some may associate pineapples with summer months, the queen fruit is always in season and adds something truly special to your winter holiday party. 

No matter the season, we love to celebrate at Chestnut Hill Farms. Here are some of our favorite ways to spruce up a holiday party.

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Pineapple Recipes to Try At Your Next Party

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Embrace your inner Gordon Ramsey at your next holiday party by incorporating the vibrant flavor of fresh pineapple. The sweet zing of these pineapple holiday recipes incorporate our favorite superfruit and will leave a lasting impression on friends and family during this season of festivities. 

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Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple: A Sweet Superfood Treat

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Enjoy the ultimate gift this holiday season- the gift of good health! Our Cinnamon Roasted Pineapple recipe is about to rock your world. These sweet, juicy bites taste like a treat and deliver a rainbow of benefits to keep you healthy through the holidays. It’s all about combining the vitamins and nutrients of our Chestnut Hill Farms perfect pineapples with the superfood elements of cinnamon. As we usher in the winter season, this cinnamon roasted pineapple recipe will keep you in the holiday spirit.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Is Now Sustainably Grown Certified

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Our Sustainable Farming Practices Are Now Certified

It is with great pride that we announce to our customers that our farms achieved the “Sustainably Grown Certification” from Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS Global Services) a leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. 

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Pineapple Crown

Updated 4/6/2020

Reduce Waste and Make the Most of Your Pineapple Crown

As a Sustainably Grown Certified farm, we’re big on reducing waste – and that includes pineapple crowns! If you’ve ever been disappointed when it’s time to discard your pineapple scraps, we’ve got you covered. Continue on for some helpful tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to repurpose your pineapple crown once you’re all finished eating your delicious pineapple.

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A Trick-Free Healthy Dried Pineapple Treat

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Looking for a sweet treat that won’t play health tricks on you this fall? Make your own chewy dried pineapple treat! You and your kids can enjoy it as a snack on its own or part of a trail mix. Dried pineapple is a simple, flavorful way to take in all of the anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting and pain-relieving properties that our favorite tropical fruit has to offer. And the good news: you don’t need any fancy equipment to make it! All you need is an oven, a knife and a fresh Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple to make this delicious and nutritious fall-time treat on your own!

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