Pineapple Report: Week 2 at the Farms

Week 2 of the New Year brought variable climatic conditions, including intense showers early and late in the week with 98.5 mm (4 inches) of rainfall. The mid-week was warm, sunny and no precipitation. Harvest age is being increased as required due slower maturation process, with 79% of our fruit harvested at 20 WAF (weeks after forcing), 19% harvested at 21 WAF.More Here
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The Perfect Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Easy, Tasty, Healthy. The Perfect Pineapple Salsa is in for 2018.

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Pineapple salsa in a pineapple bowl is easy and elegant, and so delicious! Whether you are planning your next party or just experimenting with healthy foods, this pineapple salsa recipe is the perfect fresh pick-me-up for any time of the year.

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5 Amazing Pineapple Health Facts for Year-long Benefits

Pineapples are not only delicious, but also have a plethora of health benefits. Check out the video below for 5 pineapple health facts you may not be as familiar with. (i.e., did you know pineapple can reduce eye fatigue? Rest your eyes on that!)

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Week 1 at the Farms – Welcome 2018!

True to the season – the New Year brought abundant rain and lower temperatures, with 120 mm (4.7 inches) of precipitation and a low of 21.1 C (69.9F). A cold front hit the farms mid-week, which came down through the Eastern United States the week prior. Harvest age is being maintained at 20 WAF, and fruit quality remains stable.More Here
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Pineapple Report: Week 51-52 at the Farms

Happy New Year! We are averaging just over 2 inches (55 mm) of weekly precipitation here on the farms. Climatic conditions not too extreme considering time of year, but cold fronts impacting the northern hemisphere now may roll south.More Here
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Pina Colada Green Smoothie

Healthy doesn’t have to taste anything but delicious when you incorporate fresh Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple, known to have loads of vitamin C, anti-inflamation agents like bromelain and waist-line slimming properties.

We’ve concocted a tried and true green smoothie recipe that will have you setting sail to summer with a tasty – and healthy – blend of ingredients that will take your taste buds to the tropics. Read more here about the amazing health benefits of pineapple and check out the recipe below to get your New Year started off right.

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Ring in the New Year with Lucky Pineapple

According to feng shui practitioners, certain “lucky” fruits symbolize each month of the year, bringing prospects from money to health and happiness. The Chinese word for pineapple is “ong-lai,” which means “fortune cones,” and according to feng shui masters are a necessary item when preparing your home for the New Year.

Bring luck to your loved ones as you ring in the New Year with a fun twist on the classic mimosa below. Cheers!

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The Perfect Pineapple Holiday Decor

From table centerpieces to simple  home decor, impress your guests this season!

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It’s not too late to create beautiful decor for your home or holiday table.  Our pineapples are available year-round, making this sweet, healthy fruit an easy tool too impress your in-laws.

Simply use gold or silver spray paint to color your Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple and let dry for 24 hours (or until set). Then, place a candle stick in the top of the pineapple’s crown. To secure, you may want to light the candle and let wax drip into the center of the crown, and then gently place the candle in the top.

Voila! You have the perfect table centerpiece or home decor. (Note: For your safety, please be careful to not place candles near trees or other flammable items!)

Happy Holidays from all of us at Chestnut Hill Farms!

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Pineapple Report Week 49 at the Farm

Rainfall concentrated during two days of the weekend brought 110.1 mm (4.3 inches) precipitation. The harvest age mostly 20 WAF, only San Francisco Farm is at 21 WAF. The sugar content stable and averaging 14.7 degrees, with the first cold front that rolled in over the weekend bringing two days of heavy rains and lower temperatures. A “La Niña” year is predicted and we anticipate lower temperatures and higher precipitation through February.
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Chestnut Hill Farms Sponsors Team Rynkeby

Chestnut Hill Farms Supports Cycling Team to help Raise Funds for Seriously Ill Children

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Chestnut Hill Farms is proud to sponsor Team Rynkeby, a Nordic charity cycling team that cycles to Paris to raise money for seriously ill children each summer. We decided to sponsor Team Rynkeby because we feel it is appropriate to expand our social responsibility projects to the areas where our fruit is shipped, and are proud to support their effort.

Team Rynkeby comprises 1,900 cyclists and 450 volunteers, divided into 48 local teams in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Team members are selected from thousands of applicants, who have completed the application form on the Team Rynkeby website. For almost a whole year participants must not only prepare themselves for the 1,200 kilometre trip to Paris but they are also obliged to do what they can to raise money for children with critical illnesses.

In 2017 Team Rynkeby donated EUR 8.8 million to organizations that help children with critical illnesses.

As one of the world’s leading growers, importers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality pineapples grown in diverse locations throughout Latin America, our vertically integrated supply chain, world-wide distribution capabilities and consistent quality have been the basis of our company’s growth and success. Food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability has built the Chestnut Hill Farms brand. Learn more about our social responsibility effort here.

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