Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 402

Premiere air date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7pm on MPT-HD

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Episode Description

  • Meet Josh Ernst, a young farmer who's found a way to adapt the family business so that he can make a living farming full-time. He and his father, Steve, raise corn, wheat, and soybeans on their Washington County farm. Now, Josh is tapping into a new market, putting together custom bags of feed for livestock.
  • Whether it's Certified Angus Beef steaks from the grocery store or Angus burgers at McDonalds, Black Angus meat has gained significant fame over the past couple decades. So why raise anything else? Meet three Maryland farmers who do: Bob Tibbs of Shadow Springs Farm in Harford County raises Charolais Cattle, Bill Adams of Persistence Run Farm in Frederick County raises Belted Galloways, and Bill McGrew of Terra Rubra Farm in Carroll County raises British White Park Cattle on a farm that was once home to Francis Scott Key.
  • Meet Ed Snodgrass, the owner of a nursery that sets its sights higher than most… literally. Ed scours the globe for plant varieties that can sustain themselves in the harshest of conditions. Then he brings them back to Emory Knoll Farms in Harford County where he raises them for rooftops around the world.
  • The Local Buy: Join host Al Spoler as he learns to make freshly fermented sauerkraut from local cabbage.
  • Then & Now: Maryland Thanksgiving Traditions

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Corn Drying Pan

Before refrigerators and year round produce, corn drying pans were used to dry and preserve sweet corn that would be cooked later. The pan was put on a stovetop. Water was poured into the hole and sweet corn kernels were placed on top. The pan dried the corn without burning it.