Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 302

Premiere air date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7pm on MPT-HD

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Episode Description

  • When mother nature won’t cooperate, some Eastern Shore farmers take weather into their own hands, using irrigation to create “rain” whenever their crops need it.
  • Chesapeake Bay Dairy—the only dairy in Worcester County—leaves its mark with delicous ice cream, not nutrient runoff. It does so by using land preservation, buffer strips, and cover crops to reduce the farm’s environmental impact.
  • Although John Isabelle Acres Farm in Prince George’s County has over one-hundred years of history, it’s a current resident that’s getting the most buzz. The farm’s red angus bull may produce the same meat as its black angus brethren, but its unique color makes it stand out from the crowd.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler learns how to cook lamb from nose to tail at Wagon Wheel Ranch.
  • Then & Now: Best Management Practices

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Syllabub Mixer

This mixer was used to make syllabub, a fashionable dessert in colonial America. A syllabub is made from cream, sugar, and sherry or wine.
» Recipe for Syllabub



You can see this and other early farm implements on display at the Carroll County Farm Museum.