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How to Know If a Pineapple is Ripe

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Can’t tell if a pineapple is ripe? Ask these 3 questions.

Need a fruity snack right away? Pineapple is a great choice. Unlike many fruits, pineapples don’t continue to ripen after being picked – what you bring home from the store is what you’ll get! Unfortunately, thanks to their color variation, prickly exterior, and a few old wives’ tales, knowing if a pineapple is ripe can be difficult. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to make sure you always get the perfect pineapple. Next time you’re on the hunt for the tangy tropical fruit, ask yourself these three questions:

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Why Eye Health and Pineapple Are the Perfect Pair

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It’s not hard to see why pineapples are so great for eye health.

It’s no surprise that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you. We’ve all seen Popeye down a can of spinach for energy and strength, and “an apple a day…” is a phrase anyone could complete. But what about pineapple? The sweet and tangy fruit has plenty of health benefits to offer and research suggests it may be particularly beneficial for eye health.

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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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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

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What To Do With Your Pineapple Crown 

Have you ever went to dive into a delicious pineapple and been disappointed when it’s time to discard of its beautiful crown? Us too. 
So here are some helpful tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to use your pineapple crown once you’re all finished eating. 

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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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Pineapple Halloween Party

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Host a Halloween Party with the Perfect Pineapple

If you’re hosting a frightfully fun Halloween party this year, you may wonder how to limit the high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners on the dessert table. Luckily, we have an answer for you! With a perfect pineapple Halloween party, your party treats can stay sweet- just, naturally sweet.

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How to Carve a Halloween Pineapple

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2019 is the Year of Halloween Pineapple Carving

Are you feeling a little creative this October? Switch up spooky season festivities by carving a Halloween pineapple in lieu of a classic pumpkin! Pineapples make great jack-o-lanterns because they are less wasteful and smell amazing.

Get creative with the pineapple’s unique shape! Will its iconic, leafy crown become a funky hairstyle for your jack-o-lantern? Just like pumpkins, pineapples come in all sizes and are the perfect canvas for a festive creation.

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Pineapple Fall Recipes

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Keep the Queen Fruit Alive this Autumn With Pineapple Fall Recipes

As fall recipes begin to fill our Pinterest boards, our favorite summer flavors, such as pineapple, tend to wither in the shadows as essences of pumpkin take center stage. This is, quite possibly, one of the BIGGEST mistakes any foodie can make. Get ready to fill the season with pineapple fall recipes.

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Pineapple Pizza: Is Pineapple a Good Pizza Topping?

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Let’s settle the debate over pineapple pizza.

There is no doubt that pizza is one of the most enjoyable and popular foods. Warm bread, rich marinara and melty cheese — you can’t go wrong! Or can you? Today we are tackling one of the greatest food debates of all time: Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

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