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How the Almanac is Made


Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Almanac Printing Press

Ever wondered how The Old Farmer’s Almanac is made? North America’s oldest almanac still prints in the U.S.A.!  Enjoy a fun behind-the-scenes look of your Almanac on press!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac continues to create, print, produce, package, and ship The Old Farmer’s Almanac periodical in the United States, despite many challenges today. We’re proud to partner with a family operation founded in 1934, Fry Communications. Like The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is now the #1 best-selling annual periodical, Fry has grown over the years! With Mr. Fry at the helm, it’s now one of the largest, privately-owned printing companies in North America.

We’re also proud that our printers have earned the Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification which certifies that all wood raw materials, from which paper is manufactured, are from legal sources and not from protected forest areas. The origin of the wood must be documented and tracked at all steps of manufacturing and distribution. This certification was attained after a thorough audit by an independent auditor of our procedures and systems in place.

From the paper supply chain to the printing and product to the truckers and distributors, many Americans have made The Old Farmer’s Almanac possible—especially our generations of loyal readers!.

Note: This video was shot a few years ago. Due to COVID, we have not been able to update the video itself, but we are still at the same printer and are their longest customer—32 years and counting at Fry Communications in Mechanicsburg, PA

We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scene peek and pick up a copy of this year’s Old Farmer’s Almanac edition.

About The Author

Carol Connare

As the 14th editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Carol Connare works with writers and other editors to develop “new, useful, and entertaining matter” for the annual Almanac as well as books, calendars, and other publications. Read More from Carol Connare

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