In children’s books, Johnny Appleseed is often portrayed as a fun, historical fellow who wears a cooking pot on his head and disperses apple seeds wherever he travels. Johnny Appleseed Day, celebrated on Sept. 26 each year, celebrates his birth, life, and generosity.
John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was a Massachusetts-born philosopher and philanthropist, who, beginning in 1802, wandered through northern and Midwestern states planting apple nurseries. His trees fed many settlers, and he was loved wherever he went.
Now the apple doesn’t fall far from the holiday. Fall brings forth a time for harvest, and apple picking is a fun fall activity that family and friends can do together.
Check out our list of places to "pick your own" in St. Charles County.
Local farmers markets are also sure to sell apples, along with other homegrown and organic fall fruits and vegetables.
Check out the Wentzville Farmer's Market at the Community Club or the Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market at the Meadows. Both markets are held on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon.
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