Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 404

Premiere air date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • Baltimore County farmer Tom Reynolds' newest venture involves a warehouse in neighboring Harford County and a whole lot of water. Inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, Tom is raising tilapia and lettuce together using a system called aquaponics.
  • When Don Moore of Heritage Hill Farm in Cecil County isn't working his own 150-acre property, he's on the road lending his expertise to other farmers. Don is special breed of consultant: a crop consultant.
  • Tal Petty of Saint Mary's County started oyster gardening as a hobby. Now that hobby has evolved into the Hollywood Oyster Company. Tal will explain how oysters are raised and why this type of underwater "farming" is taking off in the state.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler gets to know some unusual heritage waterfowl breeds at Moose Manor Farms in Charles County.
  • Then & Now: Goldfish Farming

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Tractor Seat

This is a cast-iron tractor seat. Early tractors didn't have cabs, so drivers were exposed to the elements—nothing like today's padded seats and air conditioned cabs.