As surely as the Sun will rise, the new edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac — North America’s oldest continuously published periodical — arrives in bookstores on the second Tuesday of September.

Because once a year isn’t enough, the Almanac has just launched the first-ever Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine for the iPad, which is now available.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine won’t eclipse the much beloved annual print publication, which sells millions of copies across the U.S. and Canada. Each issue of the Almanac Monthly is filled with seasonal articles and advice on the topics The Old Farmer’s Almanac knows best — astronomy, gardening, nature, farming, food, history, home, and calendar events. Also included is interactive content, videos, and-most important for many readers — an update on the Almanac’s traditionally 80 percent-accurate long-range weather forecasts.

“Technology enables us to connect with Almanac fans and friends easily with the kinds of articles and ideas that they love in a format that is more dynamic than print,” writes Editor Janice Stillman in the “To Patrons” section of the first edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine.

“This does not mean that the print edition of this Almanac is going away. On the contrary: Millions of readers love it, buy it every autumn, and use it for years, according to a recent survey of loyalists, so we would be in big trouble if we did away with the print edition.”

Each new issue will be delivered to subscribers via the Almanac Monthly Magazine newsstand app available for free download from the iTunes store at The app includes a preview of the premiere issue.

Inside the app, readers can purchase individual copies of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine for $2.99 or choose subscription options of $1.99 a month or $19.99 annually.

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