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Maryland Farm & Harvest

Maryland Farm & Harvest

Season 10 Premiered November 15 at 7pm

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

Join us as we celebrate the 10th 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. This season, we take a look back to when it all began and revisit a few of our favorite farms and farmers. Hosted by Joanne Clendining, the first episode puts the spotlight on our veteran farmers, who not only dedicate their lives to growing our food but to serving our country as well.

Maryland Farm & Harvest

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest: Season 10

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1008


Air Date: January 31, 2023

We meet the Pahl family farmers as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Baltimore Farmers Market, a community staple they’ve been a part of since day one. We’ll also explore the science and art of winemaking with Maryland’s leading grape expert, Joe Fiola. Next, we asked and you delivered! Enjoy some photos of your hand-picked produce. Plus, Al Spoler’s gut reaction to some fermented delicacies on The Local Buy. 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1007

EPISODE 1007: Animals

Air Date: January 24, 2023

Lifelong learners Jane Kuhl and Drew Denton chose to continue life as busy bees after retiring from the private sector by pursuing their dream of owning their own bee farm.  Then we revisit the story of Mac The Bee Dog, the unlikely paw-tector of our favorite pollinators. Plus, Al Spoler isn’t sheepish when it comes to cheese on The Local Buy. This week’s Farm Photos: Farmers’ beloved animal friends.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1006

EPISODE 1006: Tech

Air Date: January 17, 2023

A University of Maryland research project is breeding a new generation of wheat that they hope will better survive Maryland’s humidity and harsh winters. Then, we revisit Palmyra Dairy Farm, known for the elite genes of their world class dairy cows, drawing in buyers from around the world. Also, we take a look at farmers and their best friends… tractors on Then & Now. Plus, Maryland farms and chefs come together at the annual Governors Buy Local Cookout on The Local Buy. Farm photos of the week: Maryland’s spectacular sunrises and sunsets from farms across the state.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1005

EPISODE 1005: Sustainability

Air Date: December 13, 2022

A Baltimore neighborhood is transformed from a food desert to an urban oasis where the bonds of family are in the farm’s DNA. Then, a Montgomery County company has a clever solution to turn food scraps into black gold. Plus, Al Spoler discovers that the loudest apples are the best on this week’s The Local Buy. Farm Photos of Week: the natural world.

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1004

EPISODE 1004: Digging Dirt

Air Date: December 6, 2022

The Dirt! Soil scientists show how farmers adapt to different soil types, including MD State soil, Sassafras. Then, one eastern shore teacher makes it his mission to get young people involved in agriculture. Then & Now explores the history of truck transportation in agriculture. Plus, Al Spoler finds out the fungus among us is good eating on The Local Buy. Farm Photos of the Week: specialty crops.

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Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1003

EPISODE 1003: Greater Good

Air Date: November 29, 2022

A farmer and two world-renown artists team up to raise money for Ukrainian relief by auctioning off two exquisitely painted Easter eggs from the free-range chickens at Orchard Breeze Farm. Then we look back at one of our favorite farm stories when an altruistic partnership provides fresh produce to those in need. Plus, on The Local Buy, Al Spoler learns that microgreens have BIG flavor. Farm Photos of the Week are of Farmer’s Markets across the state. 

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Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1002

EPISODE 1002: Family

Air Date: November 22, 2022

An innovative family farm becomes a leader in sustainable agriculture, earning them the very first Maryland Leopold Conservation Award. Then we revisit the Grimmel Girls, a quintet sister act from Harford County known for their charisma and award-winning show cattle. Plus, on The Local Buy, Al Spoler samples mouth-watering cuts of dry-aged, grass-fed beef from John Brown General & Butchery. Then we see photos of some of Maryland’s best sunrises and sunsets from farms across the state. 

Preview: Maryland Farm & Harvest 1001

EPISODE 1001: Season 10 Premiere: Veterans Day Special

Air Date: November 15, 2022

An Iraqi War Veteran returns home where he continues to serve his country by growing the food that feeds America. Then a disabled Vietnam War Veteran dedicates his life to feeding his community while also preserving the environment for future generations. Plus, brunch with Al Spoler at Ladybrook Farm on The Local Buy and an exploration of agriculture’s wartime role in our nation’s history on Then & Now. 


The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT's co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest. 

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