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Coming Together for 2010

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I’m often asked when we actually put the next edition of the Farmers’ Almanacâ„¢ together. My usual answer is that it’s an ongoing process. Sandi Duncan is the Managing Editor, and she and I are working with Dick Plourde, Art Director, pulling together ideas, creating stories and graphics throughout the year. But, this is the week that Sandi, Dick and I are working on finalizing all pages, the design and any last minute details. By Memorial Day, the 2010 Almanac is complete, and in early June, it will be printed, and delivered to a store near you no later than September 1.

We truly have a small staff, but we have an Advisory Council of 300 we go to for suggestions, and then each of you who either connects with us through the Website or the Almanac plays a part in our success.

So, when you see the 2010 edition later this year, you’ll know that it was the week of May 18 that it all came together with many great ideas for being frugal, good to the environment, and of course, gardening and weather advice. It’s all in there.

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1 comment

1 Dawn { 09.01.09 at 6:15 pm }

Bring on the winter!

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 1919, 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.

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