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Why Gen Z Should Choose a Career in Agriculture
The Benefits of Starting A Career In Agriculture at a Young Age
In the lush green fields of Costa Rica, Costa Rican farmers carry a deep love for the land – growing popular crops like coffee and pineapple and putting Costa Rica on the map of global agriculture.
Yet, today, the Ukraine-Russia war and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food supply chains across the globe. Food prices will continue to rise in 2022, according to the head of Cargill Inc., who also underlined labor shortages as one of the biggest risks facing the industry.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of starting an agriculture career early in life.(more…)
Posted in Tips & Tall Tales Tagged agriculture, costa rica, farming, gen z, pineapple farm, pineapple farming, sustainable farming
Why Does Soil Matter for Pineapples?
We often forget that we are all part of a larger web of life. Everything that surrounds us, and everything that we see or do not see, is part of a larger ecosystem that is more interconnected and interrelated than we believe. While soil is not always within our sight or as aesthetically appealing as trees or other living creatures, it plays a huge role in the life cycle and functioning of the ecosystem as a whole and is essential to sustaining life on Earth.
The reality for the world we currently live in today is that soil is also our best ally in combating climate change and ensuring food security. The threat of soil erosion poses risks to our own livelihoods, as agricultural activities can often exceed the rate at which new soils can form in a fast-paced world.
Posted in Featured, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged chestnut hill farms, costa rica, farming, pineapple, pineapple farm, pineapple farming, sustainability
Pineapple Production in Costa Rica
Why Pineapple Production Increases in the Fall
While Costa Rica produces coffee, bananas, and other short-cycle crops, other than tourism, year-round pineapple production is the most vital piece of Costa Rica’s economy. In fact, Costa Rica is the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world. No less than 90% of the pineapples consumed in the United States come from this small country of just over 5 million people. But did you know that pineapple supply increases in the fall?(more…)
The Importance Of Farming Sustainably
The Recipe to Being One with the World
The earth is a beautiful planet that cultivates the resources we, as a population, benefit from. While society keeps on peeling the layers off its wondrous resources, at Chestnut Hill Farms, we strive to grow and practice sustainable farming.
You’ve certainly heard of ‘sustainable farming.’ It has become one of the most critical topics in today’s agricultural community, and rightly so. The world is changing and the protection of the environment is vital.(more…)
Posted in Tips & Tall Tales Tagged erosion prevention, pineapple, pineapple farming, sustainability, sustainably grown
The Chestnut Hill Farms 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.(more…)
Fact or Fiction? Breaking Down 5 Common Pineapple Myths
Uncover the Reality Behind These 5 Tropical Tall Tales
After years of dedicating ourselves to producing the Perfect Pineapple, we think we know a thing or two about everyone’s favorite tropical fruit. That’s why we’re diving into five common myths about pineapple, from how it grows to how to tell when it’s ripe (hint: color matters less than you think.) To separate fact from fiction and become a true pineaple expert, read on.(more…)
Posted in Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged facts, fun facts, health facts, pineapple facts, pineapple farming, pineapple myths, pineapples facts
Chestnut Hill Farms Is Now Sustainably Grown Certified
Our Sustainable Farming Practices Are Now Certified
It is with great pride that we announce to our customers that our farms achieved the “Sustainably Grown Certification” from Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. (SCS Global Services) a leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development.(more…)
137 Years of Labor Day Celebrations
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…)
The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 41
·Increase in precipitation recorded this week – 54.5 mm (2.15 inches)
·Very stable harvest pattern continues
·Quality improvements are notable – improved sugar content, internal and external color
·Public employees continue strike into its fourth week
·Talks between parties continue stalled
·Courts have declared strike illegal so some employees are returning to work
·Ports operating almost normal, only delays caused by roadblocks
·Volumes are back to normal levels
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Posted in This Week at the Farm Tagged costa rica, pineapple farming, pineapple report
The Traveling Pineapple: Canada
Adventures of the Traveling Pineapple
Our pineapples travel all around the world from the farms of Costa Rica. Most recently we were in Canada hand-delivering fresh fruit with quality inspections and care. We believe in customer relationships, and with that ensuring that the perfect pineapple is just right for our stores and distributors. Check out some photos below of some of our recent travels to Canada, and stay tuned for more photos and updates as our pineapples travel around the world.
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged adventure, canada, costa rica, farming, food distribution, fruit, pineapple, pineapple farming, travel