OWINGS MILLS — Maryland Public Tv’s well-liked authentic sequence “Maryland Farm and Harvest,” now in its eighth season, will characteristic farms and places in Baltimore, Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties throughout a brand new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
“Maryland Farm and Harvest” has been taking viewers on journeys throughout the state since 2013, telling lots of of tales concerning the farms, folks, and expertise required to maintain and develop agriculture in Maryland, the state’s primary business trade.
“Maryland Farm and Harvest’s” Feb. 23 episode options the next segments:
• Horse Remedy Adjustments Lives (Baltimore County). The episode begins with a go to to Wellspring of Life Farm in Monkton, the place folks of all ages come for therapeutic. Founder Daybreak Leung gives equine and canine therapeutic actions to assist people coping with bodily, emotional, and cognitive challenges. Mind Silva has been coming to the farm for greater than a 12 months following a devastating automotive accident. He appears to be like ahead to the assist and companionship that Magic, a four-year-old horse, supplies. The farm serves all ages, and one in all its eldest members is 99-year-old veteran Orville Hughes, who enjoys grooming the horses.
• The Environmental Good thing about Elevating Oysters (Queen Anne’s County). At Orchard Level Oyster Firm in Stevensville, founder Scott Budden and his crew handle the roughly six million oysters they develop on a float lease on the Chester River. Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has harm gross sales, there may be excellent news for the trade. The brand new Water High quality Buying and selling Program permits organizations to purchase and promote nutrient credit. This implies organizations who discharge vitamins akin to nitrogen and phosphorus, like a wastewater therapy plant, can commerce credit with Orchard Level, whose oysters assist take away these vitamins. This program helps enhance the Chesapeake Bay’s water high quality and encourages the expansion of oyster aquaculture.
• Ask a Farmer: What’s your favourite job on the farm? On this new phase, “Maryland Farm and Harvest” producers interview farmers from throughout the state on a wide range of matters — this time it’s about their favourite farm jobs. Viewers meet farmers from White Corridor, Westminster, and Eden.
• The Native Purchase: From Dairy Farmer to Berry Farmer (Caroline County). Previous to the pandemic, phase host Al Spoler visited Jack King at Kings Natural Farm in Ridgely. For 35 years King raised and bred cattle and he now works for the US Division of Agriculture. However his retirement plan features a six-acre farm crammed with natural blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Spoler excursions the farm and learns how King makes use of compost to fertilize his crops. Then, Spoler heads into the kitchen with Jack’s spouse Vicky King, who shares a scrumptious recipe for blackberry cobbler. The recipe shall be obtainable at mpt.org/farm.
New episodes of Maryland Farm and Harvest air on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD and livestream at mpt.org/anywhere/live-stream-mpt/. Encore broadcasts can be found on MPT-HD Thursdays at 11 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. Every episode additionally airs on MPT2/Create on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Sequence host Joanne Clendining, who just lately earned her second Emmy award from the Nationwide Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Nationwide Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences for her work on “Maryland Farm and Harvest,” returns for season eight. She is joined by Al Spoler who handles duties for every episode’s The Native Purchase phase.
Practically 10 million viewers have tuned in to Maryland Farm and Harvest since its debut. The sequence has taken MPT viewers to greater than 360 farms, fisheries, and different agriculture-related places throughout its first seven seasons, overlaying each Maryland county, in addition to Baltimore Metropolis and Washington, D.C.