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When Brent was a child, his mom purchased a set of children’s books one of which was called Make and Do from the Childcraft Library. The Childcraft series was originally created in the 1930s by W. F. Quarrie & Company, also publishers of the World Book encyclopedia. The series’ title was Childcraft – The How and Why Library. Brent spent hours reading and doing the various projects and crafts illustrated, many of which served as inspiration for other projects of his own devices. Those early years of making and doing can clearly be seen in everything we make or do on our farm in Sharon Springs, NY.

As Beekman 1802 has grown, we’ve been called a name or two: “the next Martha Stewarts” or “Oprah wannabees” even ‘the Kardashians of the farm set”. As flattering as that is, we always remember something we once heard someone say: Martha is a teacher and Oprah is a preacher. Thank goodness for the sake of comparison we are neither.

We like to think of ourselves as constant learners, and we like to bring everyone along with us in the learning process. If you follow us on any of our social media platforms (@Beekman1802Boys) you are guaranteed to be inspired at least once a day to make something, to do something or to learn something. You’ll look at the world around you with the same sense of wonderment and awe that you did as a child, and that’s what learning is all about it.

Like Oprah and like Martha, we now have our own magazine, the Beekman 1802 Almanac. It’s a modern twist on the Old Farmer’s Almanac, a resource that people used to plan out their day to day lives.

Our guiding principle is that each page will help you learn to cultivate a better life for yourself and those around you.

Take a peek at the slide show below for some of the regular features we have planned.

 

 

 

To subscribe to the Beekman 1802 Almanac , click here

 

 

by Josh and Brent

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Irene

I was excited to receive my first issue of the almanac and love the content but have to say the graphics are blurry and pixelated.:-( I have an extensive print background and believe the images used were lo-resolution and caused this to happen not the matte paper. Or maybe your print run had registration issues causing the blurriness. Very disappointed. Any hope for a fix and reprint?
(I noticed there was another comment regarding this problem?

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Dr. Brent

Hi, Irene. So sorry to hear that there was an issue with the magazine. We did switch to a new printer for this issue and will work with them to make sure this does not happen again. Thanks for bringing it to our attention

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Irene

Dr Brent – thank you for your reply. I think you deserve a “healthy” credit from your printer for the next issue! 🙂

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Danielle C Airaghi

I just received my first issue and am very disappointed….most of the images (digital photos) are blurry/pixelated in appearance.

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Dr. Brent

Hi, Danielle

So sorry that you are not happy with the magazine. We think what you may be interpreting as blurriness comes from the fact that we print on matte paper and not glossy. The matte finish is a more expensive finishing process which gives the images a more tone-down appearance. However, we will pay close attention to this in the future.

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Misha Schutt

Hi! I grew up in Schenevus, NY, a few miles south of Sharon Springs, in the 1950s and 1960s, when there were no gay people there 🙂 It’s a pleasure to see how visible we are now! I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 1978, but I still get back to visit family from time to time. I’m a librarian and I volunteer at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, where your magazine (along with Josh’s books and a DVD of at least part of your show) will now have a permanent place in gay history. Do you know for sure if (as I believe) you were the first gay couple to have your relationship portrayed/displayed on a reality show? In any case, I’m pretty sure you’re the first to launch a brand.

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Donna Pearson Werner

I bought your magazine just to get the address so i could subscribe to it for a friend. This site doesn’t seem to be working. I hope i didn’t pay $10 for nothing. Whats the story? It says i can subscribe and get 25% off 4 issues.

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Brunilda Sepulveda

Hello Boys:

When do I get my subscription, I can’t wait!

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Karen

I am still so bummed I was not able to find your first edition in any store by me. I still look in out of the way places and look behind other magazines to hopefully find a stray!
You two are no Martha…Oprah…or certainly not Kardashians!

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Cynthia Piper

I first heard of you at the Tucson Book Fair. I have that book and now the magazine. Please continue your magazine plans because it gives me someway to connect with your your philosophy, recipes and most of all your humor.

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Janet Conn

I CANNOT wait for the spring issue! Would love to see gardening articles, especially featuring herbs and their uses. I loved my Winter issue. You are doing a fabulous job!

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Shelli

I have been following you boys since your tv show. When I saw this magazine I giggled with glee, I’m keeping fingers crossed to see additional Issues in the years to come.

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Evanne Gregory

I love your products and have been buying them on the Evine network. I was so excited to discover your magazine. I hope it is the first of many.
Evanne from Texas

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Jenny Lee Garza

Hi, Josh & Brent. I just bought your magazine. I finally found it at my local grocery store. I love it. It’s full of interest articles and the photographs are wonderful. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you on Evine soon. Love all your products.

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Mary Hooke

Hi Guys!! The magazine is GREAT!! I bought it this morning at BJ’s in Fishkill, NY. Love everything, especially the recipes. The quality and color of the magazine it top notch, food styling wonderful. Plan on making that pork roast soon. Looking forward to the Spring issue. I know the magazine will be a hit!!

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britishj4

LOVE THE MAGAZINE, I FOUND IT AT THE CHECK OUT COUNTER, AT A HOMELAND. ENTICING COVER, QUALITY PAPER, I LIKE THE “FEEL” OF IT. PRICY, BUT WORTH IT. EXQUISITE PHOTOGRAPHY. LOVE THE CALENDAR PAGES AND THE RECIPES, WILL TRY THEM ALL. I USE TO FORCE BULBS, NOW I WILL DO SO AGAIN. THE “GREEN” DECORATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS, MY FAV. I AM WEARY OF THE GAUDY RED AND GREEN AND “OVERDONENESS”. A FEW PAGES OF CHOCOLATE MAKE ME HAPPY. LOVE THE GIFT GUIDE. SORRY, I HAVE NO PUT DOWNS FOR THIS GREAT ALMANAC. YOU TWO ONLY DO “CLASSY”, YOU CAN’T HELP YOURSELVES. A TRUE FAN, JOY WOOD

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Matt M

I’m gonna call around my local B&N and Target stores to try to find it! I’m ready for a subscription. Thanks Brent and Josh!

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Jane Cairns

I found the Almanac in Barnes & Noble in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Love it!

But, want to take you to task – although our family has never tried it for anything cooked on the “stove-top”, Bell’s, a fine New England company, began offering boxed stuffing well before 1972. Their seasonings have been around since the mid-nineteenth century.

Also, on page 49, the raspberry PEAR sauce mentions adding raspberries to the APPLE as it cooks. . .

Otherwise, again, I think the almanac is fabulous.

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Eric

Oh I can’t wait to get a copy (the magazine finder says they have it in town)! We love upstate NY and just got back from a week-long visit to Ithaca. We may even buy a second home in the Cortland/Homer area. Thanks for all the wonderful things you two do! Eric & Larry, Grass Valley, CA

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Shelli

Can you tell me where I can order new magazine online? Not very mobile and love Beekman 1802, have no book store or Walmart near. Very hard for me to get anywhere, but dr. appt. Thanks,

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Chris Gill

Got the new magazine yesterday… love it! The recipe for Pistachio And Chocolate Butter Cake looks fabulous, and I can’t wait to make it…..but…. where do I find Pistachio Paste??? (Almond Paste seems to be what most stores carry….. …sigh…..) Thank you

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