What exactly IS the Harvest Moon?, pumpkins, plum crostata

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

plum tree

Take the fruit I give you, says the bending tree;
Nothing but a burden is it all to me.
Lighten ye my branches, let them toss in air.
Only leave me freedom, next year's load to bear.

–Lucy Larcom (1824–93)

September 11: Patriot Day (United States)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
254th day of the year


Harry Connick, Jr. (musician) was born on this day in 1967.
John Ritter (actor) died on this day in 2003.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
What is a Harvest Moon?

What is the Harvest Moon?
In 2019, the Harvest Moon rises on the night of Friday the 13th! But what is the Harvest Moon and why is it so special? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!
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Growing Pumpkins

Pumpkins
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!
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Growing Raspberries

Raspberries
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year after year with proper care. Raspberries can be harvested all the way from midsummer through to the first frost. See our tips on how to plant, grow, harvest, and prune raspberries!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

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Harvesting and Storing Apples

Harvesting and Storing Apples
When is the time is right to pick apples? And what do you do with a glut from a generous tree? Find out how and when to harvest apples and, crucially, how to store and process them so you can enjoy delicious fruits for many months to come.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
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Plum Crostata Recipe

Plum Crostata

A crostata is a free-form pie or tart that is baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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