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Memorial Day Party with these Patriotic Pineapple Skewers

With warm, sunny days and hot summer nights quickly approaching, nothing says “summer” quite like a Memorial Day weekend bash to kick off the changing of the seasons. This means a weekend full of family, friends and fun grilling out and soaking up the sun with some home-cooked grub. Show off your patriotic side with these fresh berry skewers that are bound to stand out at any party.

The first step is to find that perfect pineapple. For tips on how to find the sweetest berry of the bunch, visit the link here. Yes, we did say berry! According to Union County College, the pineapple belongs to the bromeliad family and is one of few bromeliads to produce an edible fruit. So actually, a pineapple is made up of several berries that fuse together around a central core. Those “scales” that you see on a pineapple? Well, those are all separate berries!

Once that perfect pineapple has been found, the fruit should be diced into cubes. Then simply layer the pineapple on skewers with fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries to create a sweet patriotic treat!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 18 at the Farms

· A very timely change in climatic conditions during week 18
· Only 22.3 mm (less than 1 inch) of rainfall recorded
· More of the same is the forecast for the next 2 weeks
· NDF harvest is underway and favorable weather is a plus
· Most of our fruit being harvested at 22 WAF
· Promotional opportunity to last for arrivals through mid June

More Here. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report.

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Royal Wedding Pineapple Party Ideas

Royal Wedding Party Ready with the Perfect Pineapple

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On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle will marry in St George’s Chapel at Winsdor Castle. The Royal Wedding is a day for celebration and love in the UK and throughout the rest of the world. The cake they will be having is a lemon elderflower bake incorporating flavors of spring, which gives everyone else a valid reason to enjoy some delicious cake on this day too. Here are some delicious and fun ways to incorporate our pineapples (fit for royalty!) into celebrations for the Royal Wedding this year.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pineapple!

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Cinco de Mayo is a celebration that has become widely popular across mainstream America and certain parts of the world. According to the History Channel, Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

This day is actually a minor holiday in Mexico, while in the U.S. it has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican heritage, especially within areas of Mexican-American populations. Celebrate the 5th of May with us no matter where you are with these delicious recipes below!

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Pineapples Make List of Most Healthy 15 Foods

2018 Non-Profit Names Pineapples as Top Clean Food

Pineapple has been named one of the top pesticide-free foods by CNN, and is at the top of the “Clean 15” of fruits and vegetables.

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According to CNN, avocados lead 2018’s clean fruits and veggies list, followed by sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. In addition to pineapple’s many health benefits, eating fruits that are less exposed to pesticides can reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.

Chestnut Hill Farms is adamant about practicing sustainable farming practices, including working to reduce pesticides and offer the best clean, healthy pineapple on the market worldwide.

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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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A Fresh Take on Pineapple Upside Down Cake

You’ll Flip for This Upside Down Cake, Made with Sweet, Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple Upside Down Cake can be enjoyed at all times of the year, but it is especially popular to prepare and indulge in during the spring months. Rather than using canned pineapple, try a fresh variation on this traditional recipe by slicing sweet Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple and taste the difference. Hands down, this will be the best pineapple cake you’ve ever taken a bite out of.

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Easter Celebrations Start with Pineapple and Ham

Easy Easter Prep with Pineapple Ham

Easter is upon us, and preparations for Sunday celebrations are underway. As you make your grocery list, don’t forget to plan for the classic meal of Easter Ham decorated with sweet pineapple, and impress family and friends with complimentary flavors and colors of spring.

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Feel, Smell, See: 3 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Ripe Pineapple

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Nothing is better than delicious, perfectly ripe pineapple. This is why we take steps to ensure our pineapples are ready to be enjoyed year round from our farms in Costa Rica. In order to help you choose the perfect pineapple on your next shopping trip, remember the three steps below to knowing you will receive the Caribbean’s sweetest fruit, from our farmers to your table.

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The Myth of the Green Pineapple

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There is a common misconception that green pineapple is not ripe yet, however, pineapple doesn’t have to be yellow to be eaten and enjoyed. Caribbean pineapple is ripe and available year-round, but is green at certain times of the year.

Pineapple can be completely green outside but completely ripe inside. This is always hard to accept because we have a tendency to believe that all fruit will continue to ripen after harvest, as a high percentage of the fruit that we generally eat are climacteric and do continue to do so, but not pineapples.

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