German potato soup, extending your harvest, herbal lore

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

leaves

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)

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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.
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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!

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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. 

 

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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.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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

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Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
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…
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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. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies

Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and has many other uses, too! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful monarch butterflies. Learn about this surprisingly useful native plant.
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Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

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