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Can’t tell if a pineapple is ripe? Ask these 3 questions.
Need a fruity snack right away? Pineapple is a great choice. Unlike many fruits, pineapples don’t continue to ripen after being picked – what you bring home from the store is what you’ll get! Unfortunately, thanks to their color variation, prickly exterior, and a few old wives’ tales, knowing if a pineapple is ripe can be difficult. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to make sure you always get the perfect pineapple. Next time you’re on the hunt for the tangy tropical fruit, ask yourself these three questions:(more…)
Reduce Waste and Make the Most of Your Pineapple Crown
As a Sustainably Grown Certified farm, we’re big on reducing waste – and that includes pineapple crowns! If you’ve ever been disappointed when it’s time to discard your pineapple scraps, we’ve got you covered. Continue on for some helpful tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to repurpose your pineapple crown once you’re all finished eating your delicious pineapple.(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…)
School may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end. With Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapples, you can extend the sweetness of summer with creative pineapple snacks and crafts.
You’ve seen beautifully uniform pineapple rings at the grocery store, fancy brunches or summer cookouts. Did you know how easy they are to achieve? Grab a fresh pineapple and a pineapple corer and get ready for some magic.
Easy Steps for How to Cut a Fresh Pineapple
No matter what way you slice it, a fresh pineapple’s exterior isn’t nearly as tough as you’d think. Although this peculiar looking fruit may look intimidating to break down with its tall crown and spikey skin, a fresh Chestnut Hill Pineapple can be sliced into bite-sized chunks in a matter of minutes. Check out these easy steps on how to cut a fresh pineapple for a healthy, affordable, quick snack. Then check out the short video below to see just how easily this can be done!
How to Throw a Perfect Pineapple Bash
Celebrate sweet summertime with the perfect pineapple party this 4th of July! Although our tasty pineapples are available year round, peak pineapple season is during the summertime months, from March to July. Here are some delicious and exciting ways to incorporate our pineapples in your Independence Day celebrations.
One of the most common questions I receive here at Lloyd’s Corner is “what’s the best way to slice a pineapple?” We answered that one a while back, but as a refresher course, check out our tutorial here.
Now, the second most commonly asked question – “how do you pick a good pineapple?” – is one we can provide a quick tip for the road. As we’ve said before, and contrary to popular belief, pineapples are at the perfect serving condition right from the store. Yes, you heard that right – yellow OR green, they are always ready to eat.
But if you want to pick the best one of the bunch, a good rule of thumb is to let your nose be your guide. Yup, just smell the bottom of the pineapple! If it has that iconic pineapple fragrance — even if it’s just a hint of pineapple scent— then chances are it’s a good one.
Chestnut Hill Farms is home to The Perfect Pineapple™, so we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to smell any of our fruit right away, but just in case you can’t pick up one of ours, this is your next best strategy.