Why leaves change color, fall foliage map, spice cake

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

autumn leaves

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt
–William Allingham (1824–89)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
269th day of the year

Melissa Sue Anderson (actress) was born on this day in 1962.
Paul Newman (actor & businessman) died on this day in 2008.

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Fall Foliage Map

Fall Foliage Map 2018
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with your own report!


Are You Harming Your Dog?

3 harmful ingredients found in common dog food revealed.
Why Leaves Change Color

Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green color? Also, the main reason for color change is not weather, but light, or actually the lack of it. Learn more.
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore. Makes a great gift!  
Planting Garlic in Fall

Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
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Canning and Drying

Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we show you how it’s done.
Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner

Remove weeds and their roots in one quick spin! The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
Chiffon Spice Cake

Aunt Carol’s Holiday Chiffon Spice Cake

Watch out, carrot cake! This spongy butternut squash spice cake won first prize in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest.

The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
$49.95 (save $10)