Apple Picking in Anne Arundel County
Fall is here—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. 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.
Fall brings forth a time for harvest, and apple picking is a fun fall activity that family and friends can do together.
In Anne Arundel County, you can pick apples at Boyer Farms at 1500 Severn Rd. in Severn. (Call for more information at 410-551-4797.)
Local farmers markets are also sure to sell apples, along with other homegrown and organic fall fruits and vegetables. Here are two markets in the northeast part of the county, including on in Severna Park:
Severna Park Farmers Market
Ritchie Highway and Jones Station Road, Severna Park MD 21146
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 12
Contact: 410-924-3092, firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Markets at Baltimore Washington Medical Center
300 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Oct. 19, every third Friday of the month
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Oct. 20, bi-weekly
Contact: 410-796-1436, email@example.com
Click here to see other farmers markets in Anne Arundel County.
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.
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