Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America’s great legend., Johnny Appleseed was a real person named John Chapman who traveled west and he planted and sold apple trees along the way to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew. Bake up some fun with this pretend apple pie.
- John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774.
- He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania.
- During the life of John Chapman, the “West” was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.
- John Chapman was a deeply religious person and was known to preach during his travels.
- According to legend, Johny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
- It is believed that he died on March 11, 1845, from what was referred to as the “winter plague”. The actual date of his death has been disputed.
Celebrate today with an apple rich menu. Include fresh apples for snacks, and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert. And, make plans to plant an apple tree.
Easy Peasy Apple Pie uses a refrigerated crust.
Or, bake an apple pie in an apple – bet you’ve never tried this one!
This year there is caramel apple pie on a stick for you to try.