Great apple pie, flag day, allergies

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

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old farmers almanac garden guide

 
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—with charts on best apples for apple pies, best apples for making applesauce, best apples for apple cider, and best apples for apple butter. 
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Oversized Wooden Matches

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

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Garlic
Garlic
Garlic, planted in autumn, is ready to harvest in mid- to late summer when the leaves turn yellow. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking rose” is also good in the garden as an insect repellent and has been used for centuries as a home remedy.
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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.

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

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 

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Flag Day 2021: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day 2021: Celebrating the American Flag
Flag Day is Monday, 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!
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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. 

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