Friday, September 26, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Johnny Appleseed

By Mara of  Dragonfly Adornments

John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26th. He was a pioneer who introduced apples to the Midwest. The legend of Johnny Appleseed indicates that he planted without a plan but he actually knew what he was doing. The apple trees that he planted did not produce apples that were good for eating. They were too tart and were used to make hard cider and apple jack. Johnny was very religious, believed in animal rights, was a vegetarian and was never married.  In 1966 the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of Johnny Appleseed.

Enjoy these sweet and tart finds that were grown right here in Minnesota!
{Click the image above to be taken to the treasury.}