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Tag Archives: sustainable
An Introduction to Costa Rica’s Diverse Wildlife
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…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News Tagged costa rica, costa rica animals, sustainability, sustainable, sustainably grown, wildlife
Looking Long-Term: Why Chestnut Hill Farms Practices Sustainable Farming
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…)
Posted in Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged going green, retailer, sustainability, sustainable, sustainably grown, sustainably grown certified
What Makes a Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple Special
The Secret Behind the Perfect Pineapple
Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we pride ourselves on producing the perfect pineapple. From its perfect golden hue to its tall crown to its delicious flavor, anyone who samples our fruit knows that it’s something special. But what makes our pineapple so unique? Explore the many steps we take to make sure our pineapples are perfect below.(more…)
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…)
3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Pineapple Crown
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…)
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Recipes, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged DIY centerpiece, DIY pineapple, how to, pineapple, pineapple tips, sustainability, sustainable, tips
Where the Perfect Pineapple Grows
Eco-Friendly Farming & Rainforest Protection
Here on Chestnut Hill Farms, we have the pleasure of working in paradise everyday. No, we don’t mean to brag, but we are thankful. Our farms are located in Guapiles, Costa Rica, right over the hill from Tortuguero National Forest. Living and working in such a lush, ecologically diverse environment has allowed us to grow more appreciative of our surroundings. This is why we bear in mind rainforest protection and remain eco-conscious of the impact of our farms while growing the perfect pineapple.
Posted in Featured, Latest News, This Week at the Farm Tagged chestnut hill farms, costa rica, farming, health, rain forests, sea turtles, sustainable, Tortuguero
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.
Posted in Featured, Latest News, This Week at the Farm, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged chestnut hill farms, costa rica, healthy, pineapples, sustainability, sustainable
Pineapple Report: Week 47
Precipitation is in line with the season with 181 mm (7.1 inches) and 126 mm (5 inches) for weeks 47 and 48, respectively. Temperatures are also on the lower end of tropical spectrum, with minimum some nights just above 20 C (68 F). It is too early to predict if stressful enough to plants to cause natural flowering, but our sampling prior to harvest is intensified to stay ahead of changing internal quality conditions due to climate. Volumes are plentiful for Holiday promotions, including the Perfect Pineapple Punch, Tiki Christmas Ham, and Pineapple Holiday Decor.
Please contact us for social media support during holiday promotions!
Posted in This Week at the Farm Tagged farming, pineapple, pineapple report, sustainable
Providing Compassion and Support for our Community and our World
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.
Posted in Featured, Latest News, Tips & Tall Tales Tagged community, costa rica, farming, pineapple, pineapple farm, sustainable