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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

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Try These Scrumptious Spring Greens!

Try These Scrumptious Spring Greens!

For sensational spring flavor, be sure to eat your weeds!

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Soy Joy: April is Soy Foods Month!

Soy: It’s not just for vegetarians. Here’s why.

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10 Tricks to Tempt Picky Eaters!

10 Tricks to Tempt Picky Eaters!

Turn your avowed avoiders into eager eaters with these ten tips!

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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.