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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 307

Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • In December, TLV Tree Farm in Howard County is bustling with customers scouting out the perfect Christmas tree. But what happens in the field when Christmas is over? Plus, learn the challenges of growing poinsettias at Greenstreet Growers in Anne Arundel County. http://www.tlvtreefarm.com/, http://www.growgreenstreet.com/, http://marylandsbest.net/
  • Farmers have to deal with a number of obstacles, like weather and pests, while growing crops. But Hunt Valley Farm in Garrett County faces a unique challenge—crop damage by black bears.
  • Peaches may be picked in the summer, but producing the perfect peach is a yearlong job. Whether it’s pruning the trees, thinning the fruit, or harvesting the peaches, there’s always work to be done in the orchard at Swann Farms in Calvert County. http://www.swannfarms.com/
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler follows guinea hogs from Seed of Life Nurseries to the Governor’s mansion for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout. http://solnurseries.info/
  • Then & Now: Farm Communication

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Cherry Pitter

This cherry pitter dates back to the early 1900s. It is operated by turning the handle, which rotates a disc that separates the pit from the rest of the cherry.

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