Episode 29: All You’ve Needed to Know and Then Some Since 1818

Throughout history there have been countless methods for forecasting the weather. In 1818, David Young, a poet and an astronomer from Morristown, New Jersey, launched a publication that would help take the guesswork out of this tricky task…and then some. Have you ever heard of the Farmers’ Almanac?



Peter Geiger, publisher and editor at the Farmers’ Almanac, joined me for this wonderful episode on the history of a timeless publication. I’m grateful for his insight and stories.

Image Copyright: Almanac Publishing Company


Farmers’ Almanac History; Farmers’ Almanac; Retrieved December 2018.

Agriculture, Food, and the Environment; Brosnan, Kathleen A. and Blackwell, Jacob; Oxford Research Enclyopedias; April 2016.

What is an Almanac?; Wonderopolois; Retrieved December 2018.

Farmers’ Almanac Timeline; Farmers’ Almanac; Retrieved December 2018.

History of American Agriculture; Bellis, Mary; ThoughtCo.; October 3, 2018.

A Visit to the Past; Duncan, Sandi; Farmers’ Almanac; December 10, 2012.

Time Travel Anyone?; Duncan, Sandi; Farmers’ Almanac; November 12, 2013.