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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 207
Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7pm on MPT-HD
Program preview:

Episode Description
  • Ed and Harriet Caporian have been running Blue Heron Tree Farm in Centreville for the past 20 years. Ed plays the part of Santa by growing out his beard every holiday season. Ed’s daughter, Sue Simmons, brings some charity to the operation. Profits from the hand-decorated wreaths she sells go straight to charity. http://www.blueherontreefarm.com/
  • Have you ever wondered how they create a corn maze? Here’s a hint—they don’t grow that way. Most require a professional designer and GPS. Farmers Mike and Adrienne Dunn have been offering a 7-acre corn maze on their property in Prince George’s County since 2008. http://montpelierfarms.com/ ; http://www.mazefunpark.com/
  • Joanne visits an Eastern Shore Nursery that donated thousands of trees to communities devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer. http://angelicanurseries.com/
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler learns about heritage livestock and samples some rare Mulefoot Pork at Many Rocks Farm in Washington County. http://www.manyrocksfarm.com/

Production stills from episode 207

Thingamajig
Wire Fence Stretcher

This tool was used to help put up a barbed wire fence; it helped hold the wire tight so that a second person could come along and staple the wire to the fence.

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