Tips for a Pineapple Party This 4th of July

How to Throw a Perfect Pineapple Bash

Celebrate sweet summertime with the perfect pineapple party this 4th of July! Although our tasty pineapples are available year round, peak pineapple season is during the summertime months, from March to July. Here are some delicious and exciting ways to incorporate our pineapples in your Independence Day celebrations.


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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

A Simple, Healthy and Delicious Recipe

Need a quick, healthy way to jumpstart your day? This Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowl gives you a satisfying start with a tropical twist in just a few easy steps.


1 Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
1.5 cup almond or coconut milk

To create your smoothie bowl, first core and slice your Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple. Next, in a blender, add the pineapple, banana, strawberries, choice of milk and ice if desired. Blend on low speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Next, simply add the toppings of your choice. Almonds or chocolate bits make a perfect pairing!

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Chestnut Hill Farms Supports World’s Largest Pineapple Pyramid Attempt

Chestnut Hill Farms Largest Pineapple Pyramid Attempt

Official World Record Attempt Uses 6 Tons of Pineapple to Raise Funds for Charity

Chestnut Hill Farms is proud to support C&I Reach and “The Pineapple Guy” in a mission to construct the largest pineapple pyramid in the world.

Utilizing 5,525 pineapples from Chestnut Hill Farms, Perry Finley, aka “The Pineapple Guy,” will construct the pyramid on Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. EST at the FATVillage Art Walk at C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale.

Chestnut Hill Farms, a grower and worldwide distributor of premium Costa Rican pineapples, is providing over 6 tons of pineapple at discounted cost for event contribution. Proceeds will benefit C&I Reach Inc., a 501(c)3 that provides support for organizations around the world who are fighting for positive change.

“We have a focus on sustainable farming practices and giving back to our community, which starts here on our farms in Costa Rica,” said Carlos Granda, Chestnut Hill Farms sales manager and project coordinator. “We are happy to work with C&I Reach and ‘The Pineapple Guy’ in their mission to create positive change worldwide through the utilization of our pineapples.” 

Chestnut Hill Farms grows and distributes “The Perfect Pineapple” worldwide, and offers recipe ideas and tips to help promote the consumption of this healthy, delicious fruit.

“Chestnut Hill Farms embodies everything behind the message this world record attempt hopes to spread – that we all have the ability to change the world, one pineapple at a time,” said Finley. “Costa Rica occupies a special place in my heart, so I’m honored to partner with a company so committed to socially responsible business practices, protecting the land and giving back to that community. Plus, what better way to break the world record for world’s largest pineapple pyramid than with The Perfect Pineapple?”

Recipes and information regarding pineapple can be found here in the weekly blog section, Lloyd’s Corner, or may be received via monthly newsletter by emailing us. 

  • For more information regarding the World Record event, visit here.
  • To learn more about“The Pineapple Guy” and his mission, visit his website here, Instagram here or his Facebook here
  • To learn more about C&I Research or to donate to their cause, click here.

About Chestnut Hill Farms:

Chestnut Hill Farms is one of the world’s leading growers and distributors of premium-quality Costa Rican pineapples. It is in the areas of food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability that we have built the Chestnut Hill Farms brand. Contact us here.

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Memorial Day Party with these Patriotic Pineapple Skewers

With warm, sunny days and hot summer nights quickly approaching, nothing says “summer” quite like a Memorial Day weekend bash to kick off the changing of the seasons. This means a weekend full of family, friends and fun grilling out and soaking up the sun with some home-cooked grub. Show off your patriotic side with these fresh berry skewers that are bound to stand out at any party.

The first step is to find that perfect pineapple. For tips on how to find the sweetest berry of the bunch, visit the link here. Yes, we did say berry! According to Union County College, the pineapple belongs to the bromeliad family and is one of few bromeliads to produce an edible fruit. So actually, a pineapple is made up of several berries that fuse together around a central core. Those “scales” that you see on a pineapple? Well, those are all separate berries!

Once that perfect pineapple has been found, the fruit should be diced into cubes. Then simply layer the pineapple on skewers with fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries to create a sweet patriotic treat!

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Royal Wedding Pineapple Party Ideas

Royal Wedding Party Ready with the Perfect Pineapple

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On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle will marry in St George’s Chapel at Winsdor Castle. The Royal Wedding is a day for celebration and love in the UK and throughout the rest of the world. The cake they will be having is a lemon elderflower bake incorporating flavors of spring, which gives everyone else a valid reason to enjoy some delicious cake on this day too. Here are some delicious and fun ways to incorporate our pineapples (fit for royalty!) into celebrations for the Royal Wedding this year.


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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pineapple!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration that has become widely popular across mainstream America and certain parts of the world. According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

This day is actually a minor holiday in Mexico, while in the U.S. it has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican heritage, especially within areas of Mexican-American populations. Celebrate the 5th of May with us no matter where you are with these delicious recipes below!


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Pineapples Make List of Most Healthy 15 Foods

2018 Non-Profit Names Pineapples as Top Clean Food

Pineapple has been named one of the top pesticide-free foods by CNN, and is at the top of the “Clean 15” of fruits and vegetables.

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According to CNN, avocados lead 2018’s clean fruits and veggies list, followed by sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. In addition to pineapple’s many health benefits, eating fruits that are less exposed to pesticides can reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

Chestnut Hill Farms is adamant about practicing sustainable farming practices, including working to reduce pesticides and offer the best clean, healthy pineapple on the market worldwide.


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Celebrate Earth Day with Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple

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Each year on April 22 since 1970, the importance of a clean planet and birth of the first environmental movement is honored worldwide through the celebration of Earth Day. Now internationally recognized, Earth Day is an opportunity for organizations and individuals around the globe to come together in a topic most important to not only the survival of our pineapples but also our population: our planet.


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A Fresh Take on Pineapple Upside Down Cake

You’ll Flip for This Upside Down Cake, Made with Sweet, Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple Upside Down Cake can be enjoyed at all times of the year, but it is especially popular to prepare and indulge in during the spring months. Rather than using canned pineapple, try a fresh variation on this traditional recipe by slicing sweet Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple and taste the difference. Hands down, this will be the best pineapple cake you’ve ever taken a bite out of.

pineapple upside down cake


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Easter Celebrations Start with Pineapple and Ham

Easy Easter Prep with Pineapple Ham

Easter is upon us, and preparations for Sunday celebrations are underway. As you make your grocery list, don’t forget to plan for the classic meal of Easter Ham decorated with sweet pineapple, and impress family and friends with complimentary flavors and colors of spring.


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