History and Editors of The Almanac
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: planting charts for those who grow their own food; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; Moon and sunrise times for those who watch the skies; and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air.
The Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, comes out every year by September. The latest edition is on sale wherever magazines and books are sold—and in our Web shop.
Our operation is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. The words of the Almanac’s founder, Robert B. Thomas, guide us still: “Our main endeavour is to be useful, but with a pleasant degree of humor.”
In recent years, we’ve expanded The Old Farmer’s Almanac line of products—always with an eye on Mr. Thomas’s wise words about keeping things fun and practical—so that now we produce many calendars, cookbooks, garden guides, and even a digital magazine.
More About Us
- What’s an Almanac
- History of the Almanac
- The Old Farmer’s Almanac Documentary (Video)
- How the Almanac is Made (Video)
- An Interactive Timeline Celebrating 225 Years! (from 2017)
- The Editors
- Writer’s Guidelines
- Best of the Almanac Articles
- Historic Almanac Covers
- Decorative Engravings in the Almanac
- Employment Opportunities
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