#HolidayGiftGuide - Farmers Almanac

Growing up, I remember my Nana getting a Farmers Almanac every single year.
I always thought they were so neat!
It was full of so much interesting information!!
You could even look up the weather!

I was so excited for the piece of nostalgia when I was contacted about reviewing the Old Farmers Almanac on Jumpin Beans!
It really hit me once I opened it up and saw the pages!
This book has been around forever, so it must be a piece of others like it is to me...
Here is a neat thing I learned:
Clear the air of fish smell:
Hang a wet towel in the kitchen. The towel will absorb the smell.
(So much more where this comes from!)
From their site:

The original and authentic Old Farmer's Almanac, best known for its practical information, captures the trends that define our life and times. It makes the perfect keepsake to mark 2012 as a special year!

There are four editions of the Old Farmer's Almanac. In each edition all times for sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, moon's place and age, as well as tides and other data are fitted for different cities throughout North America.

Choose your edition based on the city nearest you:

  • National Edition times are fitted for Boston, MA
  • Southern Edition times are fitted for Atlanta, GA
  • Western Edition times are fitted for San Francisco, CA
  • The Canadian Edition features special Canada-specific content not found in U.S. versions of the Almanac

The Old Farmer's Almanac is loaded with: Long-range weather forecasts (80% accurate!), home remedies that work, recipes, puzzles, trivia, folklore, best fishing days, zodiac secrets, garden planting schedules, daily calendar with sky sightings and astronomical data, and much, much more!

I was surprised that they have an Almanac for Kids!
I have to tell you, I caught myself reading several of the things out loud!
Ha, I was like,"Marc... did you know.... blah blah blah?"
I finally realized that I had read over half of the book with a fourth of it being out loud to him... No need for him to read it, as I already did!
Here is a neat thing I learned:
A mailbox that was hit by a meteorite in Claxton, Georgia sold for nearly $83,000.

Brand New!
Honored with five International Book Awards—Best Children’s Book Series, Best Children’s Educational, Best Children’s Nonfiction, Best Young Adult Educational, and Best Young Adult Nonfiction.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids keeps youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and easy (and educational!) projects and activities such as:

  • Calendar: famous 13ths of the month

  • Weather: wacky ways to predict the weather

  • Gardening: how-to-grow for peas, tomatoes, and “alligator pears” (avocados!), and a cucumber in a bottle

  • Crafts: 12 easy projects to foster kids’ creativity—and fun!

  • Nature: how leaves change color, advice on poison ivy, and all about grasshoppers and birds and much, much more!

Kids can’t put it down!
Parents can’t wait to pick it up!
Teachers give it high marks!

I was excited with the cookbook.
I really can not explain it, it gave me a feel of country comfort food!
From the breakfast recipes to the homemade jams... Not to mention the desserts!
I can not wait to try all of this out!

Foodies agree: Fresh is BEST, and the Garden-Fresh Cookbook helps you enjoy "fresh from the farm" taste at your family dinner table throughout the year!

  • More than 325 "fresh ingredient-based" delicious recipes!
  • Comprehensive source for nutritious and flavorful meals
  • Every recipe prepared and perfected by our expert food editors
  • Chock-full of illustrations, photos, and helpful hints and tips
  • Plus our quirky tidbits
With the ever-growing popularity of eating fresh and wholesome local sustenance, this new cookbook is sure to be an instant favorite of cooks and gardeners alike! The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbookserves up great ideas for using and preparing mouthwatering meals for family and friends with farm-fresh ingredients from your grocer, your farmers' market, or your own garden.
This "fresh manifesto" includes bountiful treats such as Vermont Butternut Squash Soup; Shrimp, Arugula, and Chicory Salad; Bombay Beans; Frijoles Rio Grande; Caraway and Tarragon Potatoes; Roasted Lemon-Balm Chicken; Fresh Tomato Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting; Apple Spiced Cheesecake; Ginger Peach Pie; and many more culinary creations! Plus, you get great suggestions, useful tips, and handy guides guaranteed to help you make yummy and healthy meals!
In addition to the hundreds of recipes and information in this hardcover edition, you'll find handy resource sections for both beginners and green thumbs, loaded with helpful information and step-by-step instructions on how to get the most out of your edible gardens!
  1. A Kitchen Herb Garden
  2. A Beginner's Vegetable Garden
  3. An Edible Flower Garden
  4. A Berry Garden

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FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I used to get it. I need to look for the version for kids.

  2. Whoa! Look at you. You're just a bundle of information aren't you? Too cool. Never knew you could read those on the internet. I seen one many years ago, and totally forgot all about it. Now, I'm gonna have to pop over to their website and have a look-see! Have a Blessed Sunday, and hope the day is pleasant for you. hugzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. I like how this seems to go back to the basics. It tells you everything you need to know.

  4. I used to read the old Farmers Almanac in my aunt's home every one in a while. Quirky, but amusing read. arobimom at gmail dot com


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