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

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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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)

 
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What Is the Harvest Moon?
What is a Harvest Moon?

What Is the Harvest Moon?
In 2020, the Harvest Moon rises on Thursday, October 1! The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Wednesday morning through Saturday morning. Why does this phenomenon happen? Learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!

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Pumpkins
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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Raspberries
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

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar
 
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Harvesting and Storing Apples

How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter
It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how to store apples to keep as long as possible, and what to do with a glut of apples—from freezing apples and drying apples to making apple juice and more apple treats!

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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
Plum Crostata Recipe

Plum Crostata

This Plum Crostata makes the most of this seasonal fruit. 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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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar