Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 413

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

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Episode Description

  • Creek Bound Farm in Hagerstown is home to fields, grain and a herd of cattle— but if you want to get technical— they don't have any cows. The Weddle Family explains that seeming contradiction while showcasing their replacement heifer operation.
  • Livestock often have to pass through international borders— but you won't find a horse waiting in line at customs. Maryland Farm and Harvest visits Rigbie Farm in Harford County, where owner Sharon Clark explains her specialty— horse imports and exports.
  • Somerset County farmer Aaron Cooper raises organic green beans and grain on his piece of the family farm in Eden. The rest of the land, owned and operated by his father, Clifford Cooper, is conventionally grown grain. The Coopers explain what it takes to balance conventionally grown grain with organic grain— and the definitions of both.
  • Al Spoler is on the hunt for the most common fruit that you've never heard of: the pawpaw. His journey takes him to Deep Run Pawpaw Orchard in Westminster and to the Pawpaw Festival in Montgomery County. The pawpaw festival takes place at the Meadowside Nature Center- trails/rock-creek- regional-park/meadowside-nature-center/.
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    Pawpaw Festival music: The Flower Hill String Band
  • Then & Now: Timothy Hay

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Corn Sheller

This is a corn sheller, designed to remove corn kernels from the cob. Corn cobs would be placed in the top. When the crank was turned, the shelled corn would drop down to the box and the cob would be pushed out the side.