Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! This national holiday was created to celebrate Johnny Appleseed for introducing apple trees to the United States. Make sure to incorporate apples into your menu today!
John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American nurseryman traveling west. Throughout his journey he planted apple seeds, creating apple trees in many states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. Johnny Appleseed is also known for his generosity, love for animals and religion, and his preaching. This national holiday is celebrated on March 11th, which marks the approximate date of his death. Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on September 26th as well, to commemorate his birthday.
Honor this American legend by enjoying an apple, a caramel apple, applesauce, or apple cider. Bake an apple crisp or apple pie with your kids for a delightful dessert! Feeling outdoorsy? Plant your own apple tree!