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An Introduction to Costa Rica’s Diverse Wildlife

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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.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Launches Partnership to Provide Organic Fair-Trade Bananas to North America

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Chestnut Hill Farms Partners with Organic Fair-Trade Banana Company to Expand Mission of Sustainability & Social Responsibility through Quality Produce

We’re thrilled to announce that Chestnut Hill Farms, LLC and Fresh Fruit Holdings (FFH) have agreed that Chestnut Hill Farms will coordinate sales, logistics and marketing efforts of FFH’s organic and sustainably grown bananas in North America and certain other markets where Chestnut Hill Farms has a presence. 

“We believe that organic, fair-trade produce is an under-represented category in North America that will continue to grow as consumer demand shifts,” said Raul Romero, president of Chestnut Hill Farms.

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Looking Long-Term: Why Chestnut Hill Farms Practices Sustainable Farming

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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.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Is Now Sustainably Grown Certified

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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. 

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Pineapple Crown

Updated 4/6/2020

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.

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Perfect Pineapples on the Farm

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.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple

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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.

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