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Farmers' Almanac's Best Days for Cooking and Baking
October 18 to December 16

Here is a list of the Best Days for the next 60 days for Cooking and Baking tasks as published in the Farmers' Almanac.

For a calendar of Best Days for the entire year, pick up a copy of the Farmers' Almanac at a store near you , or order a copy in our online store.

October 2018

October 22nd
Bake
October 23rd
Bake
October 24th
Jar Jams/Jellies
October 25th
Jar Jams/Jellies

November 2018

November 10th
Bake
November 11th
Bake
November 12th
Bake
November 18th
Bake
November 19th
Bake

December 2018

December 8th
Bake
December 9th
Bake
December 15th
Bake
December 16th
Bake
Best Days Explained...

According to Farmers' Almanac tradition, when the moon is in the appropriate phase and place in the zodiac, it's widely believed that activities will be more fruitful or lead to improved results. The period between the new and full moon (first and second quarters) is considered as the best time to perform tasks that require strength, fertility and growth. The period between the full and new moon (third and fourth quarters) is best for harvesting, slowing growth, etc. Consideration is also given to the relationship the moon has with the 12 ruling signs of the zodiac.

More on signs of the Zodiac »

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