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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Traditional Yet High Tech

Farmers' Almanac Editors Peter Geiger and Sandi Duncan

You may have seen the story on the story that the Associated Press did on our 2012 Farmers’ Almanac. It’s all about the new ways that we’re offering people access to our traditional content. While “cutting edge” may not be the descriptor most people think of when they think of the Farmers’ Almanac, keeping up with the times and the demands of society are a must for a publication that started back in 1818.

In addition to our web site, Facebook, Twitter and regular email newsletters, we’re excited to offer instant access to the Farmers’ Almanac’s 2012 U.S. Weather Forecasts via various online e-stores. Currently you can download a full 2012 version of the Farmers’ Almanac (and Canadian version ), on Google books.

Our long-range weather predictions, starting with September 2011 through December 31, 2012, are available on your Nook via Barnes and Noble, and soon will be available for your Kindle.

Of course members to our site get 4 months of weather (for FREE) at a time, and readers of the print version get the weather predictions for all of 2012 and so much more.

When the Almanac started, back in the early 1800s, life was so drastically different. Things were simpler, yet harder. The Farmers’ Almanac served an important purpose during that time, providing the people then with the valuable times of the sunrise/set, with weather data, and with useful farming and home tips. Fast forward almost 200 years, and the Farmers’ Almanac continues to fill a niche in today’s society, informing and inspiring readers to use their resources in smarter, more resourceful ways, at a time when economic upheaval requires just that.

While tradition is still very much a part of the Farmers’ Almanac, technology has afforded this time-honored publication the ability to reach even more readers, fans, friends, and other people. So we thank you for accessing the Farmers’ Almanac here and hope you check us out on Facebook, Twitter, your smartphone and e-readers.

3 comments

1 Johnk946 { 05.11.14 at 8:33 am }

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2 MyMorning { 09.03.11 at 7:19 pm }

I agree with Car Berry. Even as I sit here on this terrace on the 1st afternoon this year that actually has the atmospherre of Autumn, I relax in find comfort in the peace and serinity of Simple, down to Earth, and semi~old fashioned. The way it is, this has drawn me to it, because we all like to escape somewhere from a hussling and bussling world… who just can’t rest in the simple things.

3 Char Berry { 09.02.11 at 1:13 pm }

Please keep it more traditional and less “high tech”, i.e., “new and improved” is not always better. The simplicity of the Almanac is why I like it and what keeps me coming back for more. I am over 70 years old and have relied on it since I learned to read. There is another almanac web site that was “new and improved” a couple of years ago. I don’t visit that site now. Thanks for keeping it simple. We need that in today’s world.

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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.