- Your Tropical Christmas Party Guide
- How to Trim the Perfect Pineapple Christmas Tree
- The Myth of the Green Pineapple
- Celebrating The Day of Masquerade
- How We Grow Pineapples in Fall
- The Perfect Pineapple Party Playlist
- How Volcanic Soil Makes the Perfect Pineapple
- Pineapples and Charleston: A Love Affair with Hospitality
- The Sloths Living Among Perfect Pineapples
- The Best Pineapple Tart Recipes of All Time
Tips & Tall Tales
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…)
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…)
Put a Perfect Pineapple Twist on Classic Sides with these Unique Thanksgiving Recipes
The breezy autumn air has arrived, and Thanksgiving food is on the brain. Visions of mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, and green bean casserole fill our minds as we dream up the ultimate Thanksgiving Day menu. While there’s no replacement for classic dishes, why not jazz up the table this year with some interesting twists on age-old favorites? Versatile and flavorful, our Chestnut Hill Perfect Pineapples fit in surprisingly with several fan-favorite holiday dishes. Enjoy added health benefits and refreshing flavors in these unique Thanksgiving recipes.(more…)
Surprising Benefits of a Pineapple Core
One way to enjoy pineapple that doesn’t typically come up is how to eat the core. Some people have even been misled to avoid the core altogether! Well, we’re here to clear up this common misconception once and for all. It’s official: the pineapple core is edible.
There is no debate that pineapples are a delicious and healthy treat. It’s so popular that the average American eats over seven pounds of this tropical fruit per year. However, there is plenty of disagreement about the best way to eat pineapple. We’re no strangers to this good-natured debate here at Chestnut Hill Farms. Heck, we’re eating our Perfect Pineapples fresh, having them for breakfast, topping off a salad, blending them in a smoothie, charring them on the grill, and even juicing them for seasonal beverages. Now, let’s get the most out of every part of the pineapple.(more…)
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…)
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…)
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.(more…)
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…)
Spooky Cocktails to Spice Up All Hallow’s Eve
Whether you plan on attending an epic Halloween party or enjoying a relaxing night with friends, we’ve got your bartending duties covered with these spooky cocktails that will leave them wanting more.
These spooky delights come with a tropical twist of tangy pineapple for the perfect flavor and fruity base. We’re confident you’ll find something that suits the taste of your mortal palette…muahahaha.(more…)
3 Companion Plants that Get Along with Pineapples
Growing your own plants can be a tedious accomplishment. It can take a lot of time from planting to watering and waiting for a sprout. But, when your fruits or vegetables finally finish growing and ripening, you know it was worth all the hard work after that first taste. Companion plants are specific plants to place together to achieve either one-sided or mutual benefits for the plants as they grow. Benefits can vary from protecting others to improving soil conditions.
Pineapples are no different; they require a lot of attention and love as they may take up to two years to flower, ripen, and mature. An important way to ensure your pineapple plants thrive is to grow companion plants.(more…)