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Apple Picking in Barnstable for Johnny Appleseed Day

Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate than with apple picking in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day?

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. 25 each year, celebrates his birth, life, and generosity.

John Chapman or 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. 

Local farmers markets are also sure to sell apples, along with other homegrown and organic fall fruits and vegetables.

Hawks Wing Farm in Yarmouth,Peachtree Circle Farm in West Falmouth, and Hemeon Farm in Harwich are three Cape Cod Farms where you can pick your own apples.

There are lots of legends and fun tales about the life of Johnny Appleseed, so you can celebrate in many ways. If tossing seeds around a la Johnny isn’t up your alley, and it’s not a good day for apple picking, the next best thing is curling up with a nice glass of homemade apple cider.

TELL US: How are you going to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day? Tell us in the comments below.

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