Farmers Almanac
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Selecting the Perfect Eggplant

Bigger is not better when selecting eggplant from the supermarket or farmers’ market. Choose fruit that are smaller in size, and look for shiny, smooth, blemish-free skin. Squeeze it gently: the flesh should spring back. To prevent brown spots and bitterness, do not store them in the refrigerator.

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.

Reading Farmers' Almanac on Tablet with Doggie

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