Farmers have to deal with a number of obstacles, like weather and pests, while growing crops. But Hunt Valley Farm in Garrett County faces a unique challenge—crop damage by black bears.
Peaches may be picked in the summer, but producing the perfect peach is a yearlong job. Whether it’s pruning the trees, thinning the fruit, or harvesting the peaches, there’s always work to be done in the orchard at Swann Farms in Calvert County. http://www.swannfarms.com/
The Local Buy: Al Spoler follows guinea hogs from Seed of Life Nurseries to the Governor’s mansion for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout. http://solnurseries.info/