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Today, Labor Day celebrations include picnics, barbecues, weekend sales and three-day vacations. This fun-filled weekend often includes delicious food, great drinks and good times shared with friends and family.
However, Labor Day celebrations didn’t always look this way. In fact, it all started with a protest for better working conditions in the late 1800s. On September 5th, 1882, the Central Labor Union led 10,000 Americans in a march for labor rights from New York’s City Hall to an uptown Manhattan.(more…)
Dating back to ancient healing practices and Native American medicine, pineapples have long been regarded as a pain-relieving, energy-boosting, anti-inflammatory power fruit. Packed with vitamin C, manganese, and the protein bromelain, they help fight disease and improve digestion. Want to bundle all of these health and wellness properties into one quick sip? Try one of these three healthy superfood pineapple smoothie recipes to start your day off right or recharge after a long workout!
The many wondrous health benefits of pineapple may be more interesting than you think. With its powerful enzymes and many nutrients, the sweet pineapple is more than just a decorative fruit or drink garnish. In fact, this prickly fruit packs surprising health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and good digestive qualities, antioxidants and immune support, pain-relieving properties and the power to prevent vision loss. Let’s not forget this fruit also contains a therapeutic, healing enzyme called Bromelain that has been used for centuries as medicine.
Fire Up the Grill this Memorial Day
Memorial Day weekend is the official welcome party to the summer season. Whether you celebrate the long weekend with BBQs, pool parties or beach days, it’s the perfect time to officially welcome sweet summer days. These Memorial Day pineapple treats are easy to grill up and perfectly capture the spirit of summer.
Happy Easter from Chestnut Hill Farms
Spring is in the air and we are buzzing with excitement for a certain bright and sunny holiday- Easter! You may associate Easter with egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, but at Chestnut Hill Farms we love to bring our favorite prickly fruit to the party! Versatile and sweet, pineapple pairs wonderfully with many classic Easter recipes and brings a fresh twist to the table.
Prickly, bright and oh-so-refreshing: there are plenty of reasons for a pineapple! In fact, the overall likelihood of a pineapple purchase has bumped up a full two percentage points from 2017 to 2018, according to Fresh Trends. What exactly drives consumers to take home this sweet fruit? We want to share with you a full breakdown of pineapple purchasers’ motivations (and why you should be one, too!)
This has been the driest week yet in 2018, with only 21.3 mm (1 inch) of rainfall recorded. We seem to be transitioning into the dry period usually extending from March through May, however the average minimum temperature dropped to 20.2º C (68.4º F). Some nights we had the thermometer drop below the 20ºC (68 ºF) mark. Harvest age increases continue as we attempt to improve internal maturity parameters.
Easter promotions are being allocated, please contact your Sales Manager!
Chestnut Hill has worked to provide a sustainable farming practice and supportive workplace for our people behind the perfect pineapple, including social programs and environmental efforts to better our community and our world.
Our farms are the primary source of employment in the regions where our pineapple is grown, therefore we work to help grow these communities through the construction of infrastructure to the maintenance of schools and churches. These areas are our people, and we are proud to be a part of this community here in Costa Rica.
Heavy downpours during mid-week left us with 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rainfall, and the quality of fruit is maintaining a high standard as in prior weeks. Plantation and all husbandry practices are in good form. Happy November!
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