Now that the calendar says 2018, it’s official: the Farmers’ Almanac is 200 years old! We’re proud and excited to celebrate this milestone with our many readers and fans.
It’s mind boggling to think about how much life and the world has changed since 1818. There have been so many advances in technology, transportation, and medicine. And the cost of food certainly has changed.
Think about it:
|Back in 1818||Today, 2018|
|Beef||6-8 cents/lb||$3.36/lb (ground)|
|Potatoes||$0.56/bushel||$50.4/bushel; $2.99/5 lb bag|
Different yet somewhat the same
Interestingly, there are aspects of everyday life that are the same as they were 200 years ago. There’s still a need to connect to the earth: we want to grow our own food, watch the sunset, swim in the ocean or lake, fish, hunt, stargaze, and live in harmony with the natural world around us.
For two centuries, the Farmers’ Almanac has been filling these needs with unique stories, calendars, weather forecasts, and tips. We recognize the need to sometimes disconnect from the world’s chaos and reconnect to a more natural, simple lifestyle, even if it’s only for a few hours.
We are the Farmers’ Almanac, but we have come a long way from being simply a farming publication. We are an annual tradition which, for two centuries, has celebrated life’s simple pleasures by providing useful information that helps you plan your days, and grow your life.
Help us celebrate!
Pick up a copy of our 2018 edition. Check out all of our website offerings, and follow us on social media. You’ll find the many articles and tips we share will help you reconnect with nature and live a more simple lifestyle to help make the future more rewarding.