Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 303

Premiere air date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • It’s a sad truth that produce won’t sell at the grocery store if it isn’t the ideal size or shape. But this “imperfect” produce doesn’t always go to waste; some farms, like Miller Farms in Prince George’s County, have partnered up with Hungry Harvest to get this healthy—if odd-looking—produce to those that need it most.
  • Poultry grower Jenny Rhodes doesn’t get much down time. When she’s not working on her poultry farm, she’s busy educating other farmers as part of the State Extension Service and passing down the love of farming to her grandchildren.
  • Real Food Farm, Baltimore’s largest urban farm improves access to healthier food in the city’s food deserts—areas where nutritious food is hard to find. Their mobile farmers market brings fresh produce from their farm right to city residents’ doors.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler gets in the mood for Thanksgiving by checking out some heritage Narragansett turkeys.
  • Then & Now: Fish Peppers

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Kraut Cutter

This kraut cutter is from the mid-to-late 19th century. A head of cabbage was sliced in half and put flat side down into the movable wooden box. The cabbage slid back and forth over the blade, slicing it into ribbons.