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Maryland Farm & Harvest

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 

With host Joanne Clendining

Cow Week Special

Air Date: July 23, 2024 at 7pm.

Maryland Farm and Harvest’s Cow Week Special brings bovines to primetime! This episode is the main event of a week-long focus on cute calves, happy heifers, cuddly cows, bubbly bulls and the farm families that care for them. 

Did you know there are over 250 bovine breeds? See why Maryland farmers are growing particular breeds and why there are so many names for a Cow? Walk a minute in a cattle farmer's shoes and learn why Maryland has lost hundreds of dairy farms over the past 10 years. Stick around for a sweet ending, when Al Spoler hits the ice cream trail for a tasty treat.

Preview: Cow Week Special, July 23rd at 7pm

Maryland Farm and Harvest’s Cow Week Special brings bovines to primetime, July 21st - 28th. Maryland Farm & Harvest will air a special Cow Week episode on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7pm.


Season 11 Premiered November 14 at 7pm

Join us as we celebrate the 11th season of Maryland Farm and Harvest, the award-winning series that tells enlightening stories of the passionate men and women who work the land and grow our food. 

Maryland Farm & HarvestPreview: Maryland Farm & Harvest: Season 11

EPISODE 1113

Air Date: March 5, 2024

Peace and Plenty Rural Historic District (Preservation)
Take a tour of Eastern Frederick County's new Peace and Plenty Rural Historic District.  A nearly intact rural landscape showcasing the county's agricultural heritage. 

Long Green Farms, Leopold Conservation Award
After returning to his family dairy farm, Caleb Crothers answered the call of conservation.

The Local Buy - Pathfinder Farms, Red Butcher Corn Moonshine
Al Spoler visits Pathfinder Farm in Keedysville to mash up some Moonshine. 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1113

EPISODE 1112

Air Date: February 27, 2024

Farm Safety - Grain Farm
Maryland Farm & Harvest spotlights the dangers that farmers encounter on an almost daily basis where farm accidents have upended families and in some instances taken lives.

DelMarVa Chicken Festival w/Modern Chicken Farm
Get in line for some of the best chicken this side of  the eastern shore! Delmarva’s Chicken festival is back to celebrate 100 years since quite possibly the best mistake in chicken roasting history.

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Keema Johnson, Farmers Market: Bel Air
On this week’s Farm To Skillet, we head to Harford County and follow personal Chef Keema Johnson as she rolls through the Bel Air Farmers Market to find everything she needs to whip up a home-cooked meal that’ll make your family run to the dinner table - in the Skillet this week is pan-seared bone-in pork chops with okra and stuffed squash blossoms.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1112

EPISODE 1111

Air Date: February 20, 2024

Maryland Farm Zoo with JOANNE
Joanne Clendining tours the Maryland Zoo’s on site farm where they’re growing food for all animals great and small.

Farmer Flashback, Briar Branch Alpaca Farm
In the midst of Maryland’s alpaca renaissance, one St. Mary’s County farmer combines agriculture with artistry to produce high-end finished products. Joanne Cledining is there to lend a helping hand.

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Kurt Peter, Farmers Market: Easton
Chef Kurt Peter is known for creating amazing meals that showcase the Bay’s bounty, and this week is no exception with pan-seared rockfish from Dorchester county paired with eastern shore peaches all from St. Michaels Farmers Market.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1111

EPISODE 1110

Air Date: February 13, 2024

Saltwater Intrusion Effects on Corn and Soybeans
Maryland farmers in the low-lying counties are experiencing the deadly combination of sinking land and rising seas causing their crops to fail. On-going research is helping those farmers battle the inevitable.

Clear Meadows Farm - Day In The Life of  Grain Farmer
Fall is a busy time for all farmers but for brothers Greg and Zach Rose of Clear Meadows Farms it’s on a bigger scale.  A big rig convoy is called in to keep the corn and soybean harvest up to speed.

The Local Buy - Loew Vineyards
The Loew family wine and mead legacy is in good hands, even in the face of adversity.  

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1110

EPISODE 1109

Air Date: February 6, 2024

Monocacy Hops
There’s a new hop in town! The Monocacy hop is one of a kind and grows so well in Maryland’s climate that it’s making both hop farmers and brewmasters very hoppy!

Farmer Flashback Steve Ernst, Ernst Farm
A family farm since the 1880’s, Clear Water Springs is now in the hands of Steve Ernst. His “Best Management Practices has awarded him a Certified Steward of the land.

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Lettie Lavallee; Farmers Market: Annapolis
With an old family recipe as her guide, Chef Lettie Lavallee heads to the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market in Annapolis and then into the kitchen to turn seasonal veggies into a summer treat.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1109

EPISODE 1108

Air Date: January 30, 2024

Mount Zion Farm/ Old Wye Mill Einkorn Wheat
Farmer Gerry Godrey of Mt Zion Farms wanted to grow a grain that his gluten-sensitive grandchildren  could eat. He turned to an old world grain, Einkorn.

Purple Mountain Organics Rice
For ages rice has been grown one way - under water. But Nazirahk Amen of Purple Mountain Grownis slowly turning Prince George's into a dry rice county.

The Local Buy - Chesterfield Heirlooms Heirloom Veggies
Al Spoler visits Chesterfield Heirlooms where he learns every plant has a story. 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1108

EPISODE 1107

Air Date: January 23, 2024

Clagett Farm
With excess run-off entering the Chesapeake, Clagett Farm is sowing a future with a healthier bay. 

Heron’s Meadow Farm, Tea Grower
When you think tea you might imagine, old world China, a homey British cottage, or the spices and aromas of Indian Chai, but did you know that right here in Maryland a farm is experimenting with their own special blend?

The Local Buy - Swagger Sauce
Al picks a peck of peppers that pack the heat.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1107

 

EPISODE 1106

Air Date: January 16, 2024

Tuckahoe Farm Days with Joanne - Historic Farm Machinery TALBOT
Joanne Clendining is on site to celebrate 50 years of the eastern shore’s Tuckahoe’s Steam and Gas Association’s dedication of farm life and all things mechanical. 

Farmer Flashback Jason Scott Profile - Walnut Hill Farm
It’s that time of the year. Purchase, package and deliver! A young farmer and entrepreneur is literally spreading his love for farming through his seed dealership. 

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Shalia Coburn Farmers Market: Bethesda
Personal Chef Shalia Coburn gets tips from local farmers at the Bethesda Central Farm Market to find the ingredients she needs for her Asian-influenced, pan-seared seafood dish.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1106

 

EPISODE 1101 (Encore)

Air Date: January 9, 2024

Pop’s Old Place
Joanne gets a taste of farm life when she visits a heritage breed livestock farm in Dorchester County. 

Moon Valley Farm
Young farmer Emma Jagoz took an apartment balcony pregnancy project and turned it into a climate resilient 400 member CSA Farm. 

The Local Buy - Frog Eye Farm Blueberries
Al celebrates the start of summer by visiting Frog Eye Farm in Washington County to sample some of the season’s tastiest treats. 
 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1101

 

EPISODE 1102 (Encore)

Air Date: January 2, 2024

Moo Cow Creamery
A Frederick County dairy farm pivots to produce stomach-friendly A2 milk.

Deep Roots Farm
Farmer Gail of Deep Roots is using entrepreneurial spirit, science and a lot of hard work to regenerate 53 acres of dormant land in PG County into a thriving CSA and Educational Center.

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Steve Chu, Fells Point Farmers Market
Season 11 introduces viewers to an all new segment called Farm To Skillet. Each Farm To Skillet segment features an eclectic mix of prominent chefs from the Maryland restaurant scene who sources ingredients from local farmers markets then heads into the kitchen to whip up a flavorful yet simple meal.

Surf and Turf Lo Mein is on the menu as Chef Steve Chu heads to Fells Point Farmers Market then into his restaurant kitchen to whip up this amazing meal.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1102

EPISODE 707: Holiday Episode (Encore)

Air Date: December 26, 2023

Special Holiday Episode! Join hosts Joanne Clendining and Al Spoler as they explore how Maryland farms contribute to holiday cheer. Visit a farm that creates handmade Christmas wreaths. Learn how one farmer is growing grain for a Hanukkah treat. Also, the history of holiday plants on Then & Now, and gingerbread cookies on The Local Buy. 


EPISODE 907: Holiday Special (Encore)

Air Date: December 19, 2023

Holiday Special! 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.


EPISODE 1105

Air Date: December 12, 2023

Baywater Seafood - Scallop Aquaculture
Meet the owners of Baywater Seafood, Maryland’s only bay scallop aquaculture farm, pioneers at the cutting edge of shellfish aquaculture, and learn about their efforts to  bring back this classic Maryland delicacy.

Crab Feast to Compost - Annapolis Rotary Club/Veterans Compost
Marylanders know a thing or two about eating crabs. But no one does it bigger than the Annapolis rotary club, and with zero waste… We follow the crab from the catch to the feast to the compost pile.

Farm To Skillet - Chef: Rodney Scruggs - Farmers Market: Chestertown
Get green with envy as Chef Rodney Scruggs creates a sweet corn panna cotta with green tomato consomme.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1105

 

EPISODE 1104

Air Date: December 5, 2023

Fiddler’s Green
Ben and Brynn Batten quit the corporate life to return to a family farm that Ben grew up on but never farmed a day in his life - See how they’re building new brands by planting ancient heritage grains - that is if their 60 year old harvester doesn’t burn their crops down first.

Livestock Auction
Livestock auctions may be the second oldest profession - see how the free market economy helps keep Maryland farming families in business. 

The Local Buy - East Rivendell  Farm, Nubian Goat Milk Soap
Al is all in a lather on this week’s The Local Buy when he visits East Rivendell Farms in Montgomery County where the goats are milked to make goat milk soap.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1104

 

EPISODE 1103

Air Date: November 28, 2023

The Reed Center
It’s Earth Day Weekend at the Reed Center and 500 volunteers are taking root to plant over 5000 trees at Morning View Food Forest, an intentionally designed permaculture farm that hopes to reconnect people to nature. 

Mighty Microgreens
From small hydroponics operations to large scale growers, microgreens are becoming an increasingly popular crop for their flavor, and high nutritional value, plus, they’re easy to grow! 

The Local Buy - Smokey Cat Lavender Farm / Earth Tones Cafe
Al Spoler takes a road trip to the eastern shore to experience the lush scents and delectable treats from a lavender farm.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1103

 

EPISODE 1102

Air Date: November 21, 2023

Moo Cow Creamery
A Frederick County dairy farm pivots to produce stomach-friendly A2 milk.

Deep Roots Farm
Farmer Gail of Deep Roots is using entrepreneurial spirit, science and a lot of hard work to regenerate 53 acres of dormant land in PG County into a thriving CSA and Educational Center.

ALL NEW - Farm To Skillet - Chef: Steve Chu, Fells Point Farmers Market
Season 11 introduces viewers to an all new segment called Farm To Skillet. Each Farm To Skillet segment features an eclectic mix of prominent chefs from the Maryland restaurant scene who sources ingredients from local farmers markets then heads into the kitchen to whip up a flavorful yet simple meal.

Surf and Turf Lo Mein is on the menu as Chef Steve Chu heads to Fells Point Farmers Market then into his restaurant kitchen to whip up this amazing meal.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1102

 

EPISODE 1101: Season 11 Premiere! 

Air Date: November 14, 2023

Pop’s Old Place
Joanne gets a taste of farm life when she visits a heritage breed livestock farm in Dorchester County. 

Moon Valley Farm
Young farmer Emma Jagoz took an apartment balcony pregnancy project and turned it into a climate resilient 400 member CSA Farm. 

The Local Buy - Frog Eye Farm Blueberries
Al celebrates the start of summer by visiting Frog Eye Farm in Washington County to sample some of the season’s tastiest treats. 
 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1101

 

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