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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Farmers’ Almanac Testimonials

Our readers say it best! As North America’s Favorite Farmers Almanac, we receive tons of letters, emails, and phone calls from readers and fans. Here are a few of our favorite comments:
What do people say about our predictions?

The Best Out There
I’d like for you to know that I think your Almanac is the best out there, full of entertainment, advice, and very useful hints. I usually buy several for friends and family each fall as a gift, and they all find it very useful. I am a meteorologist, and have commented on your Almanac’s weather forecast accuracy on several occasions to my National Weather Service colleagues. Thank you for compiling the best of America each year. I comment all the time that it’s too bad that the world isn’t as the Farmers’ Almanac recommends it to be.
— C. VanPelt, San Antonio, Texas

A Spot-On Wedding Prediction
Good morning!! Hope all is well with you! I need to write to Peter personally, but he was spot on for Saturday’s weather: rain overnight, clearing by midday, JUST in time for our ceremony – it was perfect!! And we threw one helluva party! All I kept saying all weekend whenever anyone was worried, was “the Farmers’ Almanac said we’d be fine!” So I’m glad you came through for me. it really was a wonderful, perfect day and we couldn’t have asked for more cooperative weather! Thanks again for everything.
-Luke

Dear Almanac,
I absolutely love your magazine and now I love your website too. I grew up on a farm and sometimes miss the slower way of life associated with life on the farm. I miss the the home grown food and the purity of it. I’m always concerned every time I go food shopping with the additives and preservatives in the foods we eat on a daily basis. I love to garden (food & flower) but unfortunately I don’t have a lot of space for a vegetable garden. I do plant potted tomatoes and herbs and would like to see more in your magazine about potted gardens, which plants do best, which can flourish and which plants can be started earlier and maintain later in the season in pots. I also love the calendar section in your magazine. I play Bingo and make sure to check the phase of the moon in my sign. Once, when my moon was in my sign I won $2250.00, I firmly believe there are days that I am luckier than others, and I believe the moons’ phases have a lot to do with it. It works for me! I would like to thank you for continuing to put out an excellent magazine filled with fun and humorous stories and antidotes, informative articles and advisories, and keeping to doorway to the past ajar.
-A Loyal Fan

Great Web Site!
I have found your web site and commend you for all of your valuable information. I have been able to put to use many of your suggestions with great success. I use your Gardening Almanac for planting or not planting and many other useful tips. I thank you for your time,
-Mark

How do you do it?
We got hit with a 10″-12″ snow storm Friday 12/1 & it DID come from the Southwest as you predicted in the Almanac, however, you were exactly 1 week off – you predicted it on the 8th. You’ve probably seen the news about St. Louis getting hit with the Ice storm the same day. I do hope you’re wrong on the next one – you are predicting another big one right before Christmas. Have a great day,
-Tom

Wedding Planner’s Best Friend
Dear Editor,
I wanted to write to you and tell you a fun story about your Almanac. I recently become engaged. When my fiancé and I met with a wedding planner, she told us that for the last five years of her wedding planning, she has counted on the Farmers’ Almanac, which has “never let her down.” We are definitely consulting it for our date picking!
Thanks!
-A new fan

Hurricane Warning
Dear Editor,
I wish you had been wrong, but…The almanac predicted Hurricane threat for Florida and the Gulf Coast between the 24th & 27th of August. Well, if you have been watching the news at all, you will noted that Hurricane Ernesto is doing “JUST THAT”!
Thanks Farmers Almanac…for being so darn right!
-Hester & Speedy

A Tradition in the Family
You might be pleased to know that the Farmers’ Almanac has been a family standard for several generations. I come from back east originally – Northern New Jersey dairy country (at least it was back then). Starting with my grandparents we were the “real thing” – dairy people – and what they call “truck” farmers. The weather was critical for our work and income. We have always had a great appreciation for the information you provide.

As children I recall us all reading through the Almanac with our grandparents the various features, tidbits of information and humorous notes. There wasn’t much to do during those long winters before television and the Almanac was a standard feature of every household. I think it’s still something that most people recognize as an accurate authority.
Thank you again for your very kind response. I am most appreciative.
-Julie

Old Fashioned Customer Service!
Old fashioned treatment from a good old fashioned publication. The general content of the Farmers Almanac is interesting and well presented, as well as being usable for the purpose of planning future events. Although it cannot be 100% accurate (not even local daily weather forecasts are that perfect) the weather content is very acceptable.

Thanks for the Tradition!
I just wanted to say that I’ve been reading the Almanac for over 30 years now, and seeing you guys online is great! I am a native of Tennessee, transplanted to Wyoming. I grew up in Tennessee hearing “Well, check The Farmers’ Almanac and see what they say!” when I had a question about the weather or gardening, or similar subjects, and there was always an Almanac on a shelf in the kitchen in my parents’ house. The same is true in my house today, and you guys are one of the few dependable icons we can still point to as a traditional source of honest information and everyday advice. Thanks again.

Great Reading for Every Age!
Some things should be a part of everyones life experience! When I learned at my aunts 98th birthday celebration that she had never seen a Farmers’ Almanac, I immediately ordered her a 2004 edition of this venerable American favorite. I am happy to report that the Almanac arrived quickly (time is of essence when ordering for 98 year-old loved ones!) and that this alert former school teacher is enjoying new lessons on every page! Its good to know that the Almanac is as dependable in its shipping as it is in its forecasting!

Wow — You are Accurate!
Congratulations on your accurate predictions!! A few weeks back I started telling my friends of your prediction for a blizzard the 2nd week of Feb (in the Washington DC area) they all laughed. I encouraged them to get their cross country skies ready, stock up on the staples, etc… again they laughed! Well, I fed the neighborhood for the last three days, have enjoyed the tremendous ski conditions and now have a whole batch of converts!!

Vacation Planning
I ordered the Farmer’s Almanac last year,and it served me greatly in finding the best area for a sunny vacation week last year. I’m using it again this year, for the same purpose!

Great Gardening Advice
I just wanted to thank you for the information about planting trees! We planted a new tree and it is doing splendidly! My husband says if it looks as good next spring as it does now he will be a believer! I can tell it looks like it took ahold right away and it`s been 3 months and she looks wonderful I am so excited! Thanks again!

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.