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Tag Archives: sustainability
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.
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…)
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…)
Why Sustainability and Environmentalism Is So Important in Costa Rica
At Chestnut Hill Farms, we take pride in the process. We take time to prepare the earth for planting, to harvest by hand, and to make sure our people and our environment are protected – all while producing the perfect pineapple. That includes caring for over 275 hectares of natural rainforest that surrounds our farm, offsetting our carbon footprint and giving a home to just some of the amazing wildlife that lives here in Costa Rica. Despite representing only .3% of the world’s total surface area, our beautiful country is home to 5% of its biodiversity. From birds and sloths to tapirs and jaguars, our rainforests host an impressive variety of animals. To get to know some of our animal neighbors, read on.(more…)
How Retailers Can Share Sustainability with their Shoppers
At Chestnut Hill Farms, we’re big fans of going green. As a Sustainably Grown certified farm, all of our decisions – from planting to harvesting to maintaining the lush green rainforest that surrounds our farm – are fueled by sustainability. This April, we’re celebrating looking forward and making sustainable choices for Earth Month. Read on to learn why we think sustainability is key to a bright future and how to use these insights to connect with your customers.(more…)
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…)
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…)
How Sustainable Farming Practices Make Our Pineapples Perfect
Part of what makes our pineapples perfect is our dedication to implementing our sustainable farming practices. Being one of the top three pineapple importer to North America, we understand that it is our responsibility to implement these practices to better benefit the environment and our workers.
Each year on April 22 since 1970, the importance of a clean planet and birth of the first environmental movement is honored worldwide through the celebration of Earth Day. Now internationally recognized, Earth Day is an opportunity for organizations and individuals around the globe to come together in a topic most important to not only the survival of our pineapples but also our population: our planet.