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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 607

Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • Eggnog is synonymous with the holidays, and here in Maryland, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a glass of ‘nog using milk from a local farm! We’ll follow farmer Denny Patrick’s milk from Maple Dell Farm in Woodbine to Dairy Maid Dairy in Frederick, where it’s the key ingredient in this Christmas favorite.
  • Great Kids Farm in Catonsville is owned and operated by Baltimore City Public Schools and gives students a chance to experience a day on the farm. We’ll follow a curious group of third graders as they enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of agriculture.
  • A bouquet of fresh flowers is always lovely, but there are many other ways to enjoy a beautiful bloom as participants at a workshop held at Butterbee Farm in Baltimore County discover. Farmer Laura Beth Resnick harvests between 2,000 and 3,000 stems each week from her three and a half acre farm, which she sells to about fifty different florists in the Baltimore/Washington region. She also hosts events, like her annual floral wreath workshop, during which customers learn to make floral crowns.
  • The Local Buy: From kale to quinoa to goji berries, superfoods are all the rage, but did you know that the next big superfruit might be growing right here in Maryland? At Chester River Aronia in Chestertown, farmer Roy Mears and his family raise aronia, a small dark berry prized for its health benefits but not so much for its astringent taste. Al Spoler samples berry—first, on its own, and later, in a recipe designed to mask the harsh flavor.
  • Then & Now: Eggnog

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Thingamajig

Juicer

This tool is used to juice citrus or other fruits. You place the fruit inside the juicer then lower the handle to squeeze out the juice. Then you tip it over to pour the juice out of the spout.

Thingamajig provided by the Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum.