Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 304

Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • The start of winter weather doesn’t have to mean the end of fresh Maryland tomatoes. At Hummingbird Farms in Caroline County, farmer Jennifer Sturmer uses greenhouses to grow tomatoes hydroponically—or without soil—from October through July.
  • You won’t find canned fruits and veggies on the lunch trays of Federalsburg Elementary School students. This Caroline County school has partnered with Harris Farms in Denton to bring fresh produce from the field to the cafeteria.
  • Creating the perfect burger doesn’t just come down to toppings or grilling technique. At Roseda Black Angus Farm in Baltimore County, it’s the cattle’s genetics—which determine traits like tenderness or marbling—that really make the difference.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler learns how to bake a traditional American bread using Maryland wheat.
  • Then & Now: Greenhouses



Dough Bucket

The dough bucket was used to help make the perfect dough in one place. All the ingredients were added to the bucket before using the crank to mix the dough for three minutes. Then the dough was left in the bucket to rise. After the dough had risen, it was mixed again until it formed a ball.