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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 105
Episode Description
  • Exploring Maryland's Ice Cream Trail and meeting ice cream producers Bobby Prigel and Katie Dellam of Broom's Bloom.
  • The big business of plant nurseries, featuring Md. nursery owners David, Brad and Andrew Thompson, Dick Schuck, Roy List and Mike McConnel
  • Frederick County farmers David, Joe & Linda Burrier produce high-end alfalfa for race horses. Also feat. horse breeder Jerry Calhoun.
  • Then & Now: County fairs
  • Local Buy: Al Spoler talks about sweet corn on Tilghman Island.
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Hide scraper
Hide Scraper

This is a hide scraper. Did you know that in 2007 alone, 123,734 hogs and pigs were sold in Maryland? A hide scraper is a tool used by farmers to remove a hog's bristles before processing.

 

Recipes
FEATURED INGREDIENT: SWEET CORN
Early Fall Corn Chowder

from "Dishing Up Maryland" by Lucie Snodgrass

Makes 6 servings

sweet corn

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 small orange or red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 medium potatoes, preferably local Yukon Gold, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups of local bicolor corn kernels
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large stockpot over low heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes, until soft. Add the bell pepper, carrot, and thyme, and sauté for 5 minutes longer. Add the stock, potatoes, salt and pepper, and turn up the heat to medium. Cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Puree 2 cups of the corn with the half-and-half in a blender or food processor. Pour the corn puree into the soup, along with the remaining whole kernels. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Top the soup with parsley and serve immediately.
Maryland Corn Fritters with Tomato Salsa

from 2013 Maryland Buy Local Cookbook

Ingredients

For Corn Fritters

  • 2 cups fresh corn
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For Tomato Salsa

  • 3 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 green (or other colored) pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

For Corn Fritters

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the fritters.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet.
  3. Drop the corn mixture by large spoonfuls into the skillet. Brown on each side.
  4. Put on a platter and serve with salsa.

For Tomato Salsa

  1. Make sure all the ingredients are finely diced or chopped. In a bowl, combine all the salsa ingredients.
  2. Serve with the corn fritters.
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