Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 408

Premiere air date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • An Eastern Shore hunting business helps reduce wildlife damage to the family farm. Ken Schrader of Schrader's Outdoors in Henderson brings hunters to the fields – like the one farmed in Goldsboro by his nephew, Brad Schrader—to keep deer and goose populations in check.
  • The Nestle Ice Cream Plant in Laurel is one of the largest in the world. The plant sources its milk locally—much of it from Maryland. Follow along as milk from Teabow Farms in Walkersville (farmer Larry Jarvis) makes its way into Nestle's delicious cookies n' cream ice cream.
  • Martha Clark and her daughter Nora Crist operate Clark's Elioak Farm near Columbia. The farm is open to the public, offering both a petting farm and a look at a livestock and produce operation. The mother-daughter pair follows a family decree set in stone years ago, one that commands: "Never Sell the Land."
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler visits Clear Spring Creamery, a dairy farm devoted to sustainability through the use of solar panels. Farmers Mark and Clare Siebert show Al how they use their milk to make a probiotic packed drinkable yogurt.
  • Then & Now: Then & Now: Dunloggin Herd
  • For more information about the Maryland State Fair, visit:

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Butter Mold

Butter molds were used to form home-made butter into a tidier and more decorative shape. This particular mold makes a block of butter with a wheat flower design on top.