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The Month of June

June, named for the Roman goddess Juno, patronness of marriage and women, is a month embraced by brides and gardeners, schoolchildren, and strawberry growers.

June offers the most hours of daylight of any month of the year. One old proverb says, “Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.”

Even the most tender plants—basil, impatiens, and tomatoes—go in the ground this month. Folk wisdom tells us that all of the plants will catch up by the end of June, regardless of how late we got them in the ground.

See our new seaonal tips for June!

Quick Clicks

June is the month with the most hours of daylight! See YOUR day length and sunrise/set times.

What’s weather’s in store for summer? June and July predictions are now posted!

Find June’s “best days” for certain activities, from cutting hair to weaning animals.

Expert Advice

It’s time to mulch strawberries! According to 17th-century herbalists, strawberries were once used in remedies for inflamed eyes and sunburned skin and in lotions and cooling drinks. Today’s crops may require a bit more tending, particularly a good spring mulching.

Get great tips on growing strawberries.

And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven,
I know in my heart it is June.

–Abba Goold Woolson (1838–1921)


New Farmers’ Market Directory!

Are you looking for just-picked vegetables, juicy fruit, or a bunch of handpicked flowers? Why not check out your local farmers’ market?

Now on, find a free farmers’ market directory, complete with maps.
Find out what’s fresh in your area!

–image by Annette McCarthy

Great Almanac Giveaway

Check out this month’s prize:

Hello Cupcake bag, 2 books; Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New Cupcake?, an offset spatula, sprinkles, Ziploc bags, food coloring and some other goodies.

Cook what’s in season to enjoy fresh, tasty food! Here is a sampling of recipes from the Almanac collection:

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Spinach Lasagna
Strawberry Bread
Baked Summer Squash
Tomato Tart Provencale

See more recipes of the season here.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Father’s Day Collections

Order by June 11 (Noon, ET) for delivery by Father’s Day!

We offer two gift collections:
1. The Basic Collection ($29.95)
   •  The Old Farmer’s Almanac Apron: An exclusive!
Stonewall Kitchen’s Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce
Stonewall Kitchen’s Spice Rub for Steak and Barbecue

2. Dad’s Favorite ($34.95)
You get everything in the “Basic Collection” plus Roadhouse Steak Sauce for just $5 more!

See more details on our store page!