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Make Your Holiday Season Sweeter with Pineapple

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How to Incorporate Pineapple in to Your Holiday Celebrations this Season

It feels like we’ve blinked and the holiday season is just around the corner! Last year was not, shall we say, the most conventional, so why not lean into the craziness and try something new again?

With plenty of traditions already established, it can be a challenge to find new ways to celebrate, but every family is always looking to include something sweet and healthy in the holiday mix. You are probably thinking Christmas goes more with presents and pies than pineapples, but read on for healthy and cost-effective new traditions to incorporate pineapple into your holiday season!

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Add Pineapple to your Thanksgiving Cornucopia

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 Move Aside the Candied Yams and Make Room for Sweet Pineapple

We can practically smell the bird roasting in the oven, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It is the perfect time to gather with loved ones in the spirit of giving thanks and to enjoy the beautiful harvest. As you dust off the family cookbook, check out three favorite Thanksgiving menu staples with a twist.

But before we get into the details, a little history lesson…

You may be asking, is pineapple considered a thanksgiving ingredient? Yes, it is!

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How to Market for Pineapple Sales This Holiday Season

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Four Holiday Marketing Strategies to Make Sure Pineapple is Part of the Festivities

With the winter months comes a wealth of holidays and, along with them, key opportunities for boosting sales. This year, make sure pineapple is included in the fun with strategic marketing, both in-store and online. From featuring winter recipes with a tropical twist at in-store demos to tapping into social media conversation around smaller holidays, here are just some of the ways retailers can put pineapple at the forefront of the festivities.

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Why Do People Get Sick in the Winter?

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Have You Ever Asked Yourself, Why are People Always Getting Sick During the Winter Time?

Or more like, why do I get sick? You start coming up with far-reaching answers or theories such as: maybe you got a cold because of the colder winter weather (it’s right in the name!)

Keep reading for your questions to be answered, and stick around for a pro tip on how pineapple can help your immune system become stronger than ever this holiday season!

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Pineapple Production in Costa Rica

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Why Pineapple Production Increases in the Fall

While Costa Rica produces coffee, bananas, and other short-cycle crops, other than tourism, year-round pineapple production is the most vital piece of Costa Rica’s economy. In fact, Costa Rica is the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world. No less than 90% of the pineapples consumed in the United States come from this small country of just over 5 million people. But did you know that pineapple supply increases in the fall?

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Celebrating The Day of Masquerade

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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!

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A Holiday Shopping Season Unlike Any Other

It’s the Sweetest Time Of the Year!

Due to Covid-19, annual shopping patterns have been impacted by everything from shipping delays to enhanced safety measures.

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Healthy Pineapple Snacks for Fall

Move Over Pumpkin Spice, Pineapple Has Arrived!

Fall has finally begun, and while some people are flocking to the apple orchard for cider and donuts, here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we’re taking tractor rides around the pineapple farm. Chestnut Hill Pineapples, grown year-round, are as sweet as they can be: perfect and ready to use for your healthy pineapple seasonal recipes. 

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National Pineapple Month

How to Celebrate National Pineapple Month

Attention, attention! It’s our favorite time of the year here on the farm…National Pineapple Month! October marks the time of year to pick yourself up one of these delicious, healthy tropical treats to enjoy and share with family and friends. National Pineapple Month is dedicated to this tantalizing fruit, native to the Americas and first consumed by the Tupi people. So why is there an entire month dedicated to this tropical fruit? Well, because pineapples are amazing and delicious in so many different ways!

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How to Carve a Halloween Pineapple

Halloween Pineapple Carving

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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