Where To Go Strawberry Picking Near Your Rivington Apartment

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In picturesque Hoboken, there’s a perfect season for all of our favorite fruits and vegetables. This holds true for one of our summertime favorite fruits – strawberries!

Here in Hoboken, there are tons of farms located near our Rivington apartments that offer a green getaway and a way for visitors to do their own strawberry picking. If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity for the whole family, check out one of these farms this Saturday or Sunday before the end of the strawberry season!

Donaldson Farms, located at 358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown which is about one hour from your Rivington apartment, is a picturesque country farm surrounded by rolling hills and fields of sunflowers that is known for their strawberry picking opportunities.

With strawberry picking available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the end of July, many local families head to Donaldson Farms for a fun day out strawberry picking together. Make sure you check out their great farmers’ market while you’re there.

Ort Farms, located at 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley which is about an hour from your Rivington apartment, is known for their expansive farm which includes animals, rides for children, a small museum and of course, pick-your-own activities.

Ort Farms is currently offering strawberry picking as they have been doing for generations. Stop by today to get everything you need to make a strawberry dessert or just some to munch on! They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.


Donaldson Farms

358 Allen Rd., Hackettstown




Ort Farms

25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley


(908) 876-3351

Where to Find a Real Tree for Your Rivington Apartment

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Everyone knows that the best way to get in the holiday spirit is to begin decorating your Rivington apartment for the season – and that starts with finding a Christmas tree to equip with lights, ornaments and garland.

Luckily, there are also tons of places near your Rivington apartment where you can find a live tree – so no long trip to the countryside is necessary. Check out below to find out just where to go to find your perfect tree.

The Tree Barn, located at 538 Willow Avenue which is about one mile from your Rivington apartment, is housed inside the Holy Innocents Church which transforms into this holiday wonderland each season as it fills with Christmas trees and wreaths. It’s the perfect one-stop-shop for all of your holiday greens.

Beethoven’s Veranda, located at 108 10th Street which is only about half a mile from your Rivington apartment, is a flower shop that sells various holiday accents – like mini trees and poinsettias – all of which are locally grown. Plus, if you need some help decorating your tree, they can assist you upon request.

The Siletti Brothers use the space at Our Lady of Grace Church at 400 Willow Avenue, which is about one mile from your Hoboken apartment, to sell holiday wreaths, trees and mini trees all season long. Plus, if the prospect of lugging your tree back to your Rivington apartment seems daunting, these brothers also offer delivery.


Tree Barn

528 Willow Ave, Hoboken

(201) 216-1180



Beethoven’s Veranda

108 10th Street, Hoboken

(201) 217-3919



The Siletti Brothers

400 Willow Avenue

(201) 656-4846


Make your Rivington Apartment Feel Like Spring

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While spring is slowly starting to grace us with its presence, it isn’t quite the weather for seeing flowers and trees in full bloom yet. If you are anxiously awaiting the spring colors of May, you can create your very own spring garden in your Rivington apartment!

HGTV has a great article 30 Small Space Gardening Tips with tons of suggestions for apartment gardening. They suggest opting for low maintenance plants such as echeveria when you have limited access to soil. They also require very little watering, but you will want access to a window ledge as they need to be near the sun!

Looking for some more color to spruce up your Rivington apartment? Apartment Therapy’s article Add Some Color! lists 5 different flowers that are great for growing indoors that will brighten up your home. You can also look here for even more suggestions for colorful spring house plants.

If you want to create a full garden in your Rivington apartment, herb gardens are great to start with! They are easy to maintain and can be situated in a variety of ways! Having window boxes or shelves with different potted herb plants inside or outdoors help create more of a springtime vibe. Take a look at this article here  from Gardening Know How for tips on creating your own herb garden!

Mason Jars are a great idea for planting any flower or herb. They are a great decor addition to any room whether it be the kitchen, living area or even on the nightstand in the bedroom! You can learn more about mason jar planting–and creating your own garden of mason jars by reading the following article. Start a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Other tips you can follow for creating a spring atmosphere while keeping your garden to a contained space are to condense plants! By stacking up pots, using hanging holders or recycled old materials (wine boxes and lanterns are great!) you can create a great decorations in a small area.