Great apple pie, flag day, allergies

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

flowers zinnias

Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall
–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)


old farmers almanac garden guide

Make a Great Apple Pie!

Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking and cooking—from apple pies and apple crisp to applesauce and cider.
Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.
Garlic Growing Tips

Garlic is an easy-to-grow crop that’s harvested in midsummer and planted in the fall. Harvest when the tops just begin to yellow and fall over! See all our tips on growing garlic.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Trinket Box

This small, clever box was designed to resemble a footed hope chest. It’s great for storing keepsakes, jewelry, and found treasures. It is made entirely out of wood—without any nails, screws, or glue!  The box’s lid features an etched copy of an illustration from the Almanac. The image is a wood engraving depicting spring and has been part of our cover since 1851.
How Okra is Grown

Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
Triple Pine Cone Wind Chime

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 
When and What is Flag Day?

Flag Day 2020: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day is Sunday, June 14! This annual holiday celebrates the history and symbolism of the American flag. Learn about the history of this holiday and the beloved Stars and Stripes!
Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present not only chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher-safe melamine for easy care. 
Trees and Allergies

Blowing in the Wind: Allergies and Pollen
If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone.
Fresh Eggs Box Sign

All box signs are 1.75 inches deep and can stand on their own or hang for wall display. Measures 12 inches by 9 inches.