Tips & Tall Tales

How to Grow Your Own Perfect Pineapple Plant

5 Easy Steps to Transform Your Perfect Pineapple Into a Plant

Did you know that you can transform your perfect pineapple into an interesting houseplant? By simply taking the leafy crown of your pineapple you can grow your very own pineapple plant!

It only takes  6-8 weeks for roots to grow and it will become a beautiful addition to your home. In two years time, your glorious pineapple plant will begin to flower, ripen and mature. Read below for five easy steps to grow your very own perfect pineapple plant.

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Can Pineapple Help with Digestive Health?

Packed Full of Nutrients, Pineapple Can Help With Digestion

So, you’re asking yourself if pineapple helps with digestive health, right? Well, the answer is YES! Not only is pineapple a delicious and refreshing fruit for all to enjoy, but it also has multiple health benefits that you need to know about. If you’re at all interested in knowing why pineapple is good for your digestion, then keep reading to learn more. 

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Sustainability Efforts on the Farm

At Chestnut Hill Farms, We Strive to Constantly Be Aware of Our Environmental Footprint

Sustainability

As a Sustainably Grown certified farm, every decision we make – from planting to harvesting to maintaining the lush green rainforest that surrounds our farm – is fueled by sustainability.  April is Earth Month, and we’re focusing on going green all month. Read on to learn more about what sustainability really means to us. 

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DIY Pineapple-Themed Easter Eggs

Give your Easter Eggs the Crown they Deserve this Year

Looking for a way to incorporate some tropical vibes into your Easter festivities? We’ve got you covered! To make these adorable Perfect Pineapple-Themed Easter Eggs, you’ll only need 5 materials!

It’s the perfect craft to get the whole family involved, you can even hide them around the house to have your own easter egg hunt! 

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Pineapple Could Help You Have a Sweet Night of Sleep

If Pineapple Wasn’t Perfect Enough Already, It Could Improve Your Sleep Habits

When you think about a late-night snack, Pineapple probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind, but maybe it should be. Pineapple is naturally high in melatonin– a hormone made by your brain to help your body know when it’s time to sleep and wake up. In most cases, your body naturally produces more melatonin at night, but for some of us, that just might not be enough. 

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World Wildlife Day – Costa Rica’s Beautiful Biodiversity

Costa Rica is home to a total of 5% of the world’s biodiversity

Costa Rica Wildlife

Within the small country of Costa Rice over a quarter of the land is dedicated to conservation to protect the wide array of wildlife that calls this country home. 275 hectares of natural rainforest surrounds our farm, creating a habitat for some of the amazing wildlife.  This is why we focus so heavily on sustainability – to protect our delicate country and the animals that call it home. In honor of World Wildlife Day on March 3rd here are some fun facts about a few of our favorite Costa Rican Natives!

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Highly Debated, Widely Craved– The History of the Pineapple Pizza

Who Knew a Pizza Topping Could Create a Heated Debate Across the Globe?

The traditional Hawaiian pizza, topped with pineapple and ham, has managed to create a divide across the globe. It was first introduced in 1954 by Sam Panopoulos at his American themed restaurant, Satellite, located in Ontario, Canada.

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Supply and Demand’s Impact on Pineapple Sales from 2020 to 2021

Pineapple Market 2021

Changes to the Pineapple Market Through 2020 and Predictions for Sales in 2021

After a significant increase in volumes of pineapples shipped over the holidays, the new year has begun with limited supplies, high demand and high prices. Chestnut Hill Farms’s Adriana Garcia described the impact of the holiday season: “Retailers in Europe increased their volume by 300 percent around the Christmas weeks. The volumes we sent were shipped to the different destinations in a very organized way and therefore we are starting the year with limited supply and high market prices.” Read on to learn more about the effects of 2020 on the pineapple market and our forecast for 2021.

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The History of Pineapple Cookies for Chinese New Year

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Photo from Kele Singapore, voted best pineapple tarts in Singapore

History on a Sweet Treat that Brings Good Fortune to All

Chinese New Year is right around the corner. As the world rings in the Year of the Ox on February 12, many families will be enjoying a take on pineapple cookies. These sweet treats aren’t just known for bringing good fortune and prosperity – they’re also delicious and will guarantee you come back for more. Read on to learn more about these traditional treats.

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The Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple Planting Process

Pineapple Planting Process

How We Plant, Grow and Harvest the Perfect Pineapple

Have you ever had a piece of pineapple so delicious that you just had to know where it came from? If you find yourself answering “yes” to this question, then you may want to stick around – we’re digging into exactly how the delectable pineapple is grown here in Costa Rica. From planting to harvest to everything in between, get to know the steps we take to make sure the pineapple you share with your family is the Perfect Pineapple every time.

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