The Perfect Pineapple Production Report – Week 25

·Our climatic conditions on the Atlantic coast have now shifted to a higher precipitation period
·Heavy rainfall during certain days of the week brought 137.3 mm ( 5.4 inches) of precipitation
·This climatic change drives us to intensify pre harvest sampling to maintain quality
·A temporary increase in harvest age was implemented to keep up with change in weather
·Sugar content stable but we recommend faster stock rotation due weather variables
·Overall volume is on the decline and most NDF fruit has been harvested

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Refreshing Summer Pineapple Sangria

Keep Cool This Summer With This Pineapple Sangria

As the summer months heat up, find a way to stay cool in the sun with this refreshing summer pineapple sangria from Chestnut Hill Farms. As you make your plans for the World Cup, 4th of July, and other summer time festivities, don’t forget about this sweet treat! Fresh, in season ingredients will put you in the summertime mindset.

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World Cup Pineapple Salsa

Host a Winning World Cup Party with Pineapple Salsa

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Father’s Day Pineapple Grillin’

Celebrate this Father’s Day with this Pineapple BBQ Chicken!

Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Create a Father’s Day feast with this finger lickin’ Pineapple BBQ Chicken. You’re only a few simple ingredients away from this juicy, delicious meal bound to impress dad and the rest of the family!

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Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Pops

An Easy, Sweet Summertime Treat!

Beat the heat this summer with this creamy, fruity, tropical treat! These Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Pops are perfect for an afternoon snack in the sun.

Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Pops


• 1 cup Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple

• 1 cup canned light coconut milk

• 2 (5.3 oz) containers non-fat pineapple yogurt

• 3/4 tsp. coconut extract

• 1 tbsp. sugar

To create this sweet summertime treat, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze overnight and enjoy!

Don’t believe us that something so tasty could be so healthy? Check out some more pineapple health facts here.


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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 23

· Tropical Storm Alberto probably brought a slight increase in precipitation
· Early week heavy downpours deposited 97.9 mm (close to 4 inches) of precipitation
· We continue to increase harvest age – 83 % of our fruit was harvested at 22 WAF
· Average brix was 15 degrees with 93% of our fruit above 13.5 brix

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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

A Simple, Healthy and Delicious Recipe

Need a quick, healthy way to jumpstart your day? This Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowl gives you a satisfying start with a tropical twist in just a few easy steps.


1 Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
1.5 cup almond or coconut milk

To create your smoothie bowl, first core and slice your Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple. Next, in a blender, add the pineapple, banana, strawberries, choice of milk and ice if desired. Blend on low speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Next, simply add the toppings of your choice. Almonds or chocolate bits make a perfect pairing!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 22

·Another week with rainfall concentrated during the weekend
·78.9 mm (3.1 inches) of precipitation recorded
·Almost 40% of the fruit harvested was NDF fruit
·NDF fruit all identified with color ribbons providing good age control and no quality issues expected

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 21

· A very dry week with only one day of rainfall that managed to bring 50.5 mm (2 inches) of rainfall.
· Great opportunity to continue bringing all good husbandry practices up to date
· NDF harvest in full force.
· Quality continues to be outstanding.
· A sincere thank you to those customers that are supporting our peak harvest.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Supports World’s Largest Pineapple Pyramid Attempt

Chestnut Hill Farms Largest Pineapple Pyramid Attempt

Official World Record Attempt Uses 6 Tons of Pineapple to Raise Funds for Charity

Chestnut Hill Farms is proud to support C&I Reach and “The Pineapple Guy” in a mission to construct the largest pineapple pyramid in the world.

Utilizing 5,525 pineapples from Chestnut Hill Farms, Perry Finley, aka “The Pineapple Guy,” will construct the pyramid on Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. EST at the FATVillage Art Walk at C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale.

Chestnut Hill Farms, a grower and worldwide distributor of premium Costa Rican pineapples, is providing over 6 tons of pineapple at discounted cost for event contribution. Proceeds will benefit C&I Reach Inc., a 501(c)3 that provides support for organizations around the world who are fighting for positive change.

“We have a focus on sustainable farming practices and giving back to our community, which starts here on our farms in Costa Rica,” said Carlos Granda, Chestnut Hill Farms sales manager and project coordinator. “We are happy to work with C&I Reach and ‘The Pineapple Guy’ in their mission to create positive change worldwide through the utilization of our pineapples.” 

Chestnut Hill Farms grows and distributes “The Perfect Pineapple” worldwide, and offers recipe ideas and tips to help promote the consumption of this healthy, delicious fruit.

“Chestnut Hill Farms embodies everything behind the message this world record attempt hopes to spread – that we all have the ability to change the world, one pineapple at a time,” said Finley. “Costa Rica occupies a special place in my heart, so I’m honored to partner with a company so committed to socially responsible business practices, protecting the land and giving back to that community. Plus, what better way to break the world record for world’s largest pineapple pyramid than with The Perfect Pineapple?”

Recipes and information regarding pineapple can be found here in the weekly blog section, Lloyd’s Corner, or may be received via monthly newsletter by emailing us. 

  • For more information regarding the World Record event, visit here.
  • To learn more about“The Pineapple Guy” and his mission, visit his website here, Instagram here or his Facebook here
  • To learn more about C&I Research or to donate to their cause, click here.

About Chestnut Hill Farms:

Chestnut Hill Farms is one of the world’s leading growers and distributors of premium-quality Costa Rican pineapples. It is in the areas of food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability that we have built the Chestnut Hill Farms brand. Contact us here.

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