Maryland Farm & Harvest
Airing Tuesdays at 7pm on MPT
• Repeats Thursdays at 11:00pm and Sundays at 6am on MPT
• Repeats Fridays at 7:30pm on MPT2
• Repeats Fridays at 11pm on MPT2 for April 2022 (4/8/2022 - 4/29/2022)
With host Joanne Clendining
Maryland Farm & Harvest
Air Date: February 22, 2022
Join host Joanne Clendining as she explores local Maryland farms. In this episode about harvesting, we revisit the farms from our "planting" episode. See how corn grows and is harvested. Learn about the hard work of picking watermelons. Then, join Al Spoler as he picks lots of lettuce on The Local Buy.
Air Date: February 15, 2022
Join host Joanne Clendining in this episode about agricultural education. Meet a former teacher who grows exotic plants. Visit a school with a hands-on farming program. Learn about the history of ag education. Then, Al Spoler visits a farm that teaches life lesson on The Local Buy.
Air Date: February 1, 2022
Join host Joanne Clendining as she explores local Maryland farms. Watch builders use straw bales to insulate a home. See how growing sunflowers helps a farm grow their business. Hear farmers share their best advice. Then, join Al Spoler as he goes fishing for soft shell crabs on The Local Buy.
Air Date: January 25, 2022
Join host Joanne Clending as she explores local Maryland farms. See farms come together to help hurricane victims. Follow the work of a soil conservationist. Hear farmers share their biggest challenges. Then, take a trip to an apple orchard with Al Spoler on The Local Buy.
Air Date: January 18, 2022
Join host Joanne Clendining in this special episode about the history of agriculture in Maryland. Learn about the complicated history of growing tobacco. See an historic plantation confront its legacy of slavery. Then, watch Al Spoler cook up and old-fashioned Maryland feast with local ingredients.
Air Date: December 21, 2021
Join host Joanne Clendining for a special holiday episode! See what it takes to plant and grow Christmas trees. Then, Al Spoler tries a modern twist on a favorite Hanukkah recipe. Plus, we have wintertime photos from farms across the state.
Air Date: December 14, 2021
Join in on a session of Goat Yoga. See how sheep's wool is turned into colorful yarn. Then, Al Spoler visits a free range farm on The Local Buy. Plus, farmers share why the farm and see the history of agritourism both Then & Now.
Air Date: December 7, 2021
Join host Joanne Clendining as she explores local Maryland farms. Watch a beautiful outdoor painting contest, showcasing local agriculture. Visit an unusual fruit farm. Then, get behind the wheel with MotorWeek for a tractor test drive. Plus, see electric tractors on The Way it Works.
Air Date: November 30, 2021
Join host Joanne Clendining as she explores local Maryland farms. See how herbicide is carefully used to control weeds, so that farmers can grow better crops. Next, see how an all-organic farm manages weeds differently. Then, Al Spoler tries a desert recipe made with an unusual spring crop.
Air Date: November 23, 2021
Join host Joanne Clending in this episode all about what animals eat. Watch how grain is turned into chicken feed. Learn what makes grass-fed milk different. Then, Al Spoler bring his best friend along to taste locally-made dog food! Plus, look inside of a hay baler on The Way it Works.
Air Date: November 16, 2021
Join host Joanne Clendining as she explores local Maryland farms. Learn how the 2021 cicada swarm impacted tree farmers. Meet a group of returning generation African American farmers. Then, Al Spoler meets a farmer who shares his love of beets on The Local Buy. Plus, this history of greenhouses, Then & Now.
EPISODE 901: Season 9 Premiere
Air Date: November 9, 2021
Join host Joanne Clendining in this episode all about planting. See the work that goes into perparing a cornfield. Learn how seedless watermelons are grown. Then, Al Spoler shows how fish and lettuce grow together on a farm that uses aquaponics on The Local Buy. Plus, go inside a corn planter on The Way it Works and watch the history of seed, Then & Now.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT's co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest.