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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Farmers' Almanac Food and Recipes

Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

Recent Food and Recipes Articles

Make Your Own Pita Bread!

Make Your Own Pita Bread!

Warm, homemade pita is superior over store-bought, which can be loaded with preservatives. Try our recipe which uses a traditional stove-top method.

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Foods For Passover

Foods For Passover

Learn about some of the special foods served at a traditional Seder Dinner, with dessert recipes included!

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Cashews, The Other Dairy Product

Cashews, The Other Dairy Product

Everyone’s favorite nut has a secret: it can double as a dairy substitute in a variety of scrumptious recipes. Learn more!

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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.