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MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City During Nov. 26 Episode

– Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and locations in Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery Counties, along with Baltimore City during a new episode airing on Tuesday, November 26 at 7 p.m.

Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across the state, telling stories about the farms, people, and technology required to sustain and grow Maryland’s number one commercial industry —   agriculture. MPT’s production team filmed episode segments at more than four dozen farms in preparation for its seventh season. Segments featured on the November 26 episode are:

  • Seneca Ayr Farms (Montgomery County): The Linthicum family has been farming at Seneca Ayr Farms in Laytonsville for nearly 200 years. Viewers will see how the farm has changed over two centuries and how farmer Tom Linthicum and his family have adapted to keep the farm viable, including keeping their soil healthy and changing what they grow. Earlier this year, the Linthicum’s became the 50th farm family to be inducted into the Maryland Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.
  • Urban Ag: Strength to Love II (Baltimore City): Small, urban farms are growing in number in Charm City, and they are helping produce healthy food for city residents. Strength to Love II, in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, is a 1.5-acre farm that provides people returning from incarceration with hands-on agricultural training and job opportunities. Maryland Farm & Harvest visits with Farm Manager Denzel Mitchell to observe how its staff grows organic greens and produce, and how the farm helps people in the neighborhood connect with where their food comes from.
  • 92-Year-Old Equine Vet (Howard County): Fred Lewis starts each day on his Clarksville farm taking care of his horses. He may be 92 years old, but he’s not planning to slow down any time soon. The equine vet continues to care for 400 horses. Viewers get a chance to follow along while he travels to the Columbia Horse Center in Laurel to see a patient and hear some of the wisdom he’s gained over a more than 65-year career.
  • The Local Buy: Karma Farm – Purple Peas (Baltimore County & Baltimore City): The Local Buy segment Host Al Spoler goes out for drinks at The Bluebird Cocktail Room in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood, where he learns about a unique garnish grown by a local father-son team. From there, Al heads out to meet Jon and Nat Shaw of Karma Farm in Monkton. The Shaw’s grow a wide variety of produce, including purple snow peas, which serves as the basis for one of the delicious cocktails at The Bluebird Cocktail Room. A recipe for sweet pea syrup is available at org/farm.

Maryland Farm & Harvest airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD and is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m. Each show also airs on MPT2 on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Previous episodes of the series can be viewed for free on the MPT app and online at MPT’s website.

Viewers can join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #MDFarmHarvest.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT’s co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest. Major funding is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board.

Additional funding is provided by: Maryland’s Best; the Maryland Agricultural Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation; MidAtlantic Farm Credit; the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program; the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation; the Rural Maryland Council; and the Maryland Soybean Board. Other support comes from: the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts; Wegmans Food Markets; the Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association; the Maryland Seafood Marketing Fund; the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service; the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; the Maryland Farm Bureau; The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment; Mar-Del Watermelon Association; Eddie Mercer Agri-Services, Inc.; and Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission.


Follow Maryland Department of Agriculture on Twitter @MdAgDept

Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889