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Looking Long-Term: Why Chestnut Hill Farms Practices Sustainable Farming

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How Retailers Can Share Sustainability with their Shoppers

At Chestnut Hill Farms, we’re big fans of going green. As a Sustainably Grown certified farm, all of our decisions – from planting to harvesting to maintaining the lush green rainforest that surrounds our farm – are fueled by sustainability. This April, we’re celebrating looking forward and making sustainable choices for Earth Month. Read on to learn why we think sustainability is key to a bright future and how to use these insights to connect with your customers.

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4 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Indoor Pineapple Picnic

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Celebrate National Picnic Day in Your Own Living Room

Surprise! Picnics don’t have to be outside to be fun. With fresh Costa Rican pineapples available all year long, there’s no reason you should have to wait for perfect weather to have a picnic. Instead, throw a no-matter-the-season indoor picnic in your own living room. With delicious snacks, a cozy blanket, and some good company, a picnic is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, regardless of where you might be. Plus, with National Picnic Day on April 23 rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate. We’ve boiled it down into four simple steps so you can spend less time preparing and more time picnicking.

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The Four Key Steps of Food Safety

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How to Make Sure Your Pineapple is Clean and Safe to Eat

Pineapple, along with other fruits and vegetables, is highly nutritious and can help keep you strong and healthy. Full of vitamin C, bromelain, and other vitamins and minerals, pineapple is a powerhouse of nutrition that some experts say can boost your immune system and help your body fight off disease.

To ensure you receive only the benefits of pineapple, it is imperative that you take steps to clean your fruit and practice food safety. We’ve partnered with our friends at Produce Marketing Association to share these four key steps of food safety, established by the U.S. FDA, which are critical to preventing foodborne illness.

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How to Can Your Own Pineapple

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Make the Most of Fresh Pineapple with These Simple Recipes

Since pineapple is available year-round, you’ll never be without fresh tropical fruit. However, many recipes call for canned pineapple, which offers a different texture and flavor to a dish than its fresh cousin. While you can buy canned pineapple at the store, canning it at home allows you to limit the amount of added sugar, making for a healthier option. Plus, canning is a great way to preserve the fruit if you accidentally bought too much (we also love freezing it for smoothies). Read on for our tips on canning pineapple, plus a few other recipes that preserve this tangy fruit for future enjoyment.

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5 Pineapple Cocktails for a Tropical Toast

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Raise a Glass to National Cocktail Day with These Pineapple Aperitifs

Though they may be the most well-known pineapple cocktail, you don’t have to like Pina Coladas – or getting caught in the rain – to add a tropical twist to your toast this National Cocktail Day. With a subtle tanginess and tons of flavor, pineapple is the perfect addition to many spirits and offers a delicious fruity base for both sweet and savory cocktails. So, whether you prefer rum, vodka, or gin, you can be sure you’ll find a drink you’ll be eager to celebrate with this March 24th. Cheers!

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Can Pineapple Strengthen Your Immune System?

How Eating This Tropical Fruit Could Help You Battle Illness

Many people are constantly seeking out ways to improve their health and bolster their immune systems. Thankfully, pineapple is a delicious way to add extra, valuable nutrition to your diet and, some experts say, prepare your body to ward off sickness. Plus, some believe this tropical superfood can even offer a natural remedy to help ease a cough or sore throat.

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Bring on Spring: 4 Pineapple Recipes Featuring the Season’s Best

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Welcome in the Warmer Weather with These Spring-Friendly Recipes

With the first day of spring rapidly approaching, more and more produce is coming into season. Though Costa Rican pineapple is ripe and available year-round, it pairs perfectly with seasonal spring options. From classic combinations like pineapple and mango to more original ones like pineapple and peas, the tropical fruit will bring an extra bit of brightness and flavor to your table this month. Read on for four perfect pineapple pairings for spring.

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Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

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How to Share this Tropical Treat with Your Pups

We’ve all been there: our furry friend staring at us with big eyes, begging for just a taste of our food. How can we resist? Luckily, when it comes to pineapple, your pups can join in on the fun! This tropical fruit isn’t just a healthy snack for humans – it can be a sweet treat for dogs too, and is packed full of nutrients. Read on to discover the nutritional benefits pineapple can offer our canine pals and to find a recipe for tropical biscuits they’ll be sure to love.

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The Life Cycle of a Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple

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The Stages of the Pineapple Growth Process

Whether you’re growing pineapple on a farm or cultivating it in your backyard, pineapples go through several stages before becoming the fruit we know and love. While the hearty plant can be grown practically anywhere, including in indoor pots, and requires little care once rooted, it can take time to get it to flower and produce fruit. Read on to discover each step of the pineapple life cycle and how we keep our pineapples on track to be perfect each and every time.

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How Eating Pineapple Can Improve Your Happiness

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Boost Your Mood with Pineapple

Everyone knows that eating fruit is good for your health. From warding off colds to improving your vision, pineapple offers plenty of physical benefits. But did you know eating pineapple can also help your mental health? Beyond transporting your taste buds to the tropics, a serving of this superfood can increase your happiness too.

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