Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 309

Premiere air date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • There’s more to an ordinary roadside ditch than meets the eye. For one Talbot County farmer, an existing roadside ditch can be converted into a filtering system designed to control runoff from his farm.
  • On Elceed Farms in Somerset County, the three young Johnson kids’ education doesn’t just include reading and math. They’re also getting lessons on farm safety, taking care of farm animals, and operating farm equipment.
  • The Great Frederick Fair is a 153-year old tradition in Frederick County. Joanne visits the fair to sample the food and fun, and to discover how it’s changed and the core values that have remained the same.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler samples some kale at the healthy vegetable’s largest supplier in the mid-Atlantic, Richardson Farms in Baltimore County.
  • Then & Now: Plowing and Planting

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Tobacco Planter

This planter was used to transplant tobacco plants from seedbeds to the main fields. The tobacco plant went in the front compartment and water went in the back compartment. Farmers would put the planter into the soil and squeeze the handle, releasing the plant and some water.