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This new corner of Almanac.com will feature news, information, and cool stuff from The Old Farmer’s Almanac and its family of publications.

March 25, 2015

Planning a spring wedding? We’ve got some useful tips from the March Monthly to help you through the planning process. We know that preparing for a wedding can be quite the challenge, so use these tips to help organize your perfect spring nuptials! Planning a spring wedding? Let us help! When picking flowers, our favorites include pastels such as pale greens, yellows, lavenders, and pinks. Mixed with white, they’re the colors of the season. Flowers such as tulips, forsythia, and pansies lend a... more

March 23, 2015

Want to know why today is a great day? Today is National Chips & Dip Day, aka a day dedicated to eating a LOT of chips and dip! We couldn’t resist pulling out some of our favorite recipes from Cooking Fresh and wanted to share them with you as well. Celebrate National Chips & Dip Day Invite your friends and family over because these recipes are too good not to share! Be prepared to receive many compliments after making these flavorful dips and enjoying one of the tastiest holidays... more

March 19, 2015

The birds are chirping and the days are growing longer! Spring is almost here—it's time to replenish the garden! In our April Almanac Monthly, we introduce the stone fruit such as peaches, cherries, nectarines, and more single-pit fruits that will liven up your growing season! Monthly Preview: Romancing the Stone Fruit Peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, and cherries share similar traits and are classified as stone fruit because of the single pit (stony seed) within their sweet, fleshy... more

March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We wanted to provide you with a multitude of GREEN recipes today from our three newest releases: our Garden Guide and our Cooking Fresh and Comfort Food cookbooks. So even if you have nothing green to wear, eat green and it might just help you to earn some extra luck! Cooking Green this St. Patrick’s Day Garden Guide Recipes The Garden Guide is filled with lots of healthy, tasty recipes that focus on incorporating fresh vegetables from the garden! It also has... more

March 13, 2015

If there’s one thing that we love, it’s making our own natural remedies and beauty products! Check out these fantastic recipes from The 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac that will restore and liven up your hair, face, and skin. Beauty on a Budget (Part 2) For hair: To restore luster to your tresses and make them more manageable. Herbal Conditioner 1 teaspoon burdock root 1 teaspoon calendula flowers 1 teaspoon chamomile flowers 1 teaspoon lavender flowers 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon ... more

March 11, 2015

In the brand-new 2015 Garden Guide, learn all about the power vegetables known as brassicas, featured in the article “Welcome the Cole Clan.”   Power Veggies Cole crops are among the most nutritious vegetables that we can grow in our backyard gardens. Whether eaten raw or cooked, they are high in beta-carotene, calcium, folate, iron, potassium, cancer-fighting phytochemicals, and vitamins A, C, and K, while also being low in calories. Facts about these Brassica family plants and some... more

March 6, 2015

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide is out! Spring is quickly approaching, so this is the perfect preparation guide to have on hand. Take a look at a few of the many articles that will be featured! Our 2015 Garden Guide Is Here! Comfort Me With Crab Apples Ornamental crab apples have everything for the gardener: moderate size, a dazzling display of exquisite flowers, colorful and tasty fruit, and adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions. Want to know where to start? Choose... more

March 2, 2015

I enjoy researching the old ways of using what’s at hand for healing minor ills and meeting the needs of everyday life. But I’m also a fan of science and hard evidence, and sometimes science reveals that a tried-and-true solution to a common problem is ineffective—or worse, harmful. Take cosmetics, for example. In centuries past, women (and many men) used lead, mercury, or arsenic compounds to lighten skin and conceal skin flaws. They also lightened their skin by eating chalk and iodine or... more

March 1, 2015

Can you believe it's already March? Take a look inside the March issue of our Almanac MONTHLY magazine—now available on tablets and your computer! In the March MONTHLY, we'll tell you what weather to expect, which stars to see, and which seeds to be planting this month—along with many other articles, facts and folklore to keep you entertained all throughout March! March Monthly Preview The Effluvia of Asps What is meant by the Ides of March? “Why, madam, the Ides were eight old women, the Nones... more

February 25, 2015

How many times have you said to yourself, “I need to get my time more organized”? We have, too—don’t worry. So—in putting together our book-style 2015 Engagement Calendar—we have created a planner to help you keep organized all year long as well as provide you with oodles of entertaining quotes, tips, and facts guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you open it up. Quotes, Tips, & Facts from the Engagement Calendar Here are just a few of the many interesting tidbits that you’ll... more

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