German potato soup, extending your harvest, herbal lore

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves

–Humbert Wolfe (1886–1940)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
276th day of the year

Al Sharpton (minister & politician) was born on this day in 1954.
Janet Leigh (actress) died on this day in 2004.

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Extending Your Harvest

How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season just a bit longer. We’ll show you 6 techniques.


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like a Powerwash for Your Insides"

Cardiologist reveals a simple gut fix for the root cause of weight gain, food cravings, and low energy in a short video he released to the public. It has been called the “power wash” for your insides.
German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

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.   
Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread

Every tried Persimmon Bread? These bright orange fruits are harvested in September and October. The sweet jelly-like bulb is perfect for baking in breads and puddings.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Herbal Folklore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast.
The Many Uses of Milkweed

Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful American Monarch butterflies! Discover this surprisingly useful native plant.
Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!