Get in the Holiday Spirit By Chopping Down a Tree From These Farms


Who needs a fake tree that’s been sitting in an attic when you can get in the holiday spirit with the whole family by picking out your very own tree from a local farm? Here at your Beacon apartment, that’s made easy due to the many tree farms in the area.

If you’re ready to unpack the ornaments and get your Beacon apartment decked out for the holidays, then get the car ready and head to these Christmas tree farms!

Hidden Pond Tree Farm, located at 4 Westfield Rd, Mendham which is 50 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is ranked as one of the top 20 Christmas tree farms in the country by Country Living magazine, so you know you’re bound to find a great tree here.

Breathe in the scented air, warm your hands by the bonfire and bring your friends, family or that special someone to Hidden Pond. You’ll find more than a Christmas tree – you’ll create magical Christmas memories that last a lifetime!

Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm, located at 220 Flocktown Rd, Long Valley which is one hour from your Beacon apartment, offers pre-cut Christmas trees for families to take home as well as lots of other products, such as wreaths, garland, mailbox huggies and more. No saws required – their staff will cut and drag your tree for you as well as bail and tie your tree to your car.

After you get your tree, enjoy concessions including hot-cocoa, cider, corn dogs, and homemade funnel cakes. Finish by shopping at their gift shop for candy canes, kissing balls and more!


Hidden Pond Tree Farm

4 Westfield Rd, Mendham, NJ 07945

(973) 865-6362


Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm

220 Flocktown Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853

(908) 852-6669

Where to Shop for Healthy Foods in Jersey City


You may be a little late getting on board for your New Year’s resolution of being healthier, but now that spring is well on its way and swimsuit season is right around the corner, it’s time to fill that fridge with fruits and vegetables and start eating right.

Luckily, here in Jersey City, we are surrounded by health food stores that will make healthy eating both fun and easy. Read on to find out where you can head to get in the spring spirit!

Hudson Greene Market, located at 77 Hudson St, Jersey City which is 14 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an airy grocery carrying specialty and gourmet food (much of it organic) plus cooked meals and coffee.

Hudson Greene Market has something for everyone. They have taken great care to select only the best ingredients so that every meal can be nutritious and delicious. Plus, they are a neighborhood store and consider their customers’ needs in every item they stock.

Organic Basic Food, located at 204 Washington St, Hoboken which is 11 minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a grocery store offering organic, raw and gluten-free foods and a broad selection of dietary supplements.

Organic Basic Food LLC is one of the best organic foods and specialty markets in the area dedicated to serving all-natural products and providing simple and healthy alternatives for a better life. It was first founded by Mr. and Mrs. An who have a passion for living healthier lifestyles.


Hudson Greene Market

77 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 434-2080


Organic Basic Food

 204 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

(201) 610-1100

These Jersey City Bakeries Have Amazing Cookies for the Holidays


Don’t worry about hitting one of the Beacon’s private gyms this month – December is the time to enjoy big holiday meals, scrumptious desserts and fine wines! And, of course, one of the favorites on everyone’s list is holiday cookies of every shape, size and color.

If you’re not much of a baker, don’t fret – there’s no need to open your Beacon oven when there are so many wonderful bakeries in Jersey City! If you’re looking for the spot to pick up your Christmas cookies, then look no further:

Carmen Rosa’s Bakery, located at 37 Coles St, Jersey City which is a 10 minute walk from your Beacon apartment, is a longtime, neighborhood bakery featuring classic Dominican cakes and custom desserts in a snug space.

If you’re looking for some amazing Christmas cookies, then this is certainly the place to check out – Carmen Rosa’s Bakery can create custom cookies for your party that are as beautiful as they are delicious!

Prato Bakery, located at 61 Erie St, Jersey City which is a 10-minute drive from your Beacon apartment, is a cozy outpost for sweet and savory Tuscan baked goods, including cookies, focaccia and pizza.

Prato Bakery is a piece of Tuscany in New Jersey. A little bakery with Italian style, where everyday their master bakers produce baked goods. You can smell the freshly baked cookies soon as they come out of the big oven that is in the middle of the bakery!


Carmen Rosa’s Bakery

37 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 420-7700


Prato Bakery

61 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 798-8900