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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 106
Episode Description
  • New life at the Md. State Fair – Dr. Thomas Hartsock and Joanne birth a calf as fair-goers watch.
  • Frederick area dairy/grain farmer Greg Clabaugh grows barley for beer and teams up with brewmaster Tom Flores to form Maryland's original malthouse and farm brewery.
  • John and Mary Fendrick, two Montgomery County I.T. techs, leave their desks for the farm.
  • Then & Now: Livestock auctions
  • Local Buy: Al Spoler talks about local organic produce at One Straw Farm.
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It's an antique cow hobble. It was once used to secure a cow's rear legs to prevent injury to a farmer when milking.

 

Recipes
FEATURED INGREDIENT: SWISS CHARD
Orzo, Chard and Squash Casserole

from One Straw Farm website

swiss chard

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Orzo
  • 1 tablespoon butter,
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Muenster cheese
  • 2 medium zucchini cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 1/2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 bunch chard leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook orzo. Drain. Add butter, basil, Muenster cheese and plenty of fresh pepper.
  2. In a skillet, sauté zucchini and mushrooms until tender. Add garlic and chopped chard (or any green you prefer). Stir in capers.
  3. Toss vegetables over orzo. Salt to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan before serving.
Farm Visits

Check out more great recipes and information about organic produce at One Straw Farm's website.

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