- The Perfect Summertime Picnic
- Celebrate National Grilling Month with Grilled Pineapple
- Pineapple Ice Cream, Summer’s Perfect Pairing
- Celebrating Great Outdoors Month
- This Summer’s Hottest Tips for Marketing Pineapples
- Honoring Costa Rica’s Vast Rainforests
- What’s Sweeter Than Pineapple?
- Perfect Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers
- How to Grow Your Own Perfect Pineapple Plant
- Sustainability Efforts on the Farm
Tips & Tall Tales
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
At Chestnut Hill Farms, We Strive to Constantly Be Aware of Our Environmental Footprint
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.(more…)
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!(more…)
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.(more…)
Costa Rica is home to a total of 5% of the world’s biodiversity
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!(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)