Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 412

Premiere air date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7pm on MPT-HD

Program preview

Episode Description

  • It takes a lot more to grow the perfect wine grape than you might expect. Gerald Byrne of Long Looked For, Come at Last Farm takes us through the growing cycle of the grape—before the crop is harvested and taken to The Port of Leonardtown Winery to be made into wine.
  • Maryland State Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton balances his roles as both legislator and a farmer— operating Middleton's Cedar Hill Farm, a property that has been in the Middleton Family for 350 years.
  • Al Spoler visits Backbone Foods Farm where farmers Max & Katharine Dubansky use draft horses in place of mechanical tractors. On the menu: mushrooms.
  • Then & Now: Agritourism

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Feed Grinder

This is a feed grinder, used to grind dried corn into animal feed. Corn kernels would go in the top. Then the handle was turned to grind it down into feed.