How we celebrate independence, Dog Days, patriotic pie

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 3, 2020


Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Friday, July 3, 2020
Find out who was born today.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
What Our Founders Envisioned

Fourth of July 2020: Celebrate with History, Traditions, and Recipes
What is Independence Day (U.S.)? How did our founders envision our country’s celebration? Learn the meaning behind the 4th of July and a brief history, then see if you know some fun facts and trivia. Also, refresh your memory with an annual reading from the Declaration of Independence.


Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

What Are the Dog Days?

The Dog Days of Summer
The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? The ancient origins of this common phrase might surprise you. Enjoy this article about the meaning behind the Dog Days of summer!
The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

What is old is new again! Established in 1792 and published every year thereafter. Pre-order The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac today and get your copy first. 

Star-Spangled Berry Pie

Star-Spangled Berry Pie

This one-crust “Star-Spangled Berry Pie” is the ultimate Independence Day dessert! Ripe raspberries and blueberries are topped with stars; a white chocolate layer on the bottom takes this over the top!

Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Gardeners love it so much, we had to print more! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

Star-Spangled Chicken

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa

Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one.

2021 Calendars

SHIPPING SOON! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watcher’s, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

Bee and Wasp Stings

Bee Stings: Prevention and Treatment
Here are some first aid tips for those annoying and often painful bee stings—plus, tips on how to prevent bee stings in the first place.
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.