MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Baltimore, Harford, Kent, and Wicomico counties during February 27 episode

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 23, 2024) ~ Annapolis, MD - Maryland Public Television's (MPT) original series, Maryland Farm & Harvest, is back for its 11th season and will be featuring farms and locations in Baltimore, Harford, Kent, and Wicomico counties in its upcoming episode premiering on Tuesday, February 27. Viewers can get a sneak peek of the episode on the series' webpage at

The popular weekly series airs on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD and can also be streamed online at For those who miss the broadcast premiere, episodes are available to view on the free PBS App and MPT's online video player. Encore broadcasts air on MPT-HD on Thursdays at 11 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m., as well as on MPT2/Create® on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on a journey across the Free State to showcase the farms, people, and technology that sustain and grow agriculture in Maryland - the state's number one commercial industry.

The February 27 episode will begin with introductions filmed at Church Hill Farm in Hydes (Baltimore County) before diving into three segments that highlight different aspects of farming in Maryland.

The first segment focuses on farm safety in Baltimore and Kent counties. Agriculture is not only the largest commercial industry in Maryland but also one of the most dangerous. The segment shares heart-wrenching stories from farmers like Hank Suchting of Branchwater Farms in Reisterstown and Joey McHenry of McHenry Beef in Kennedyville. Viewers will also meet Brian Freese, a safety and rescue instructor at the National Education Center for Agriculture Safety, who stresses the importance of farm safety training for both farmers and first responders.

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Next up is a segment about the Delmarva Chicken Festival held in Wicomico County. The festival celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the meat-chicken industry, which was started by Cecile Steele of Ocean View, Delaware in 1923. Today, the industry is worth $4.8 billion and continues to thrive on the Eastern Shore. Viewers will learn about the history of Delmarva chicken production and get a glimpse into its present state and future possibilities.

The final segment features Chef Keema Johnson at the Bel Air Farmers' Market in Harford County. Chef Johnson takes viewers on a tour of the market to find fresh, locally produced ingredients for her pan-seared pork chop dish with stuffed squash blossoms and succotash. After purchasing all her ingredients, including some fresh flowers to enhance the dining experience, Chef Johnson heads to the kitchen to demonstrate how to prepare and present this delicious meal. The recipe will be available on for viewers to try at home.

Since its debut in 2013, Maryland Farm & Harvest has attracted over 16 million viewers on MPT. The series has visited more than 450 farms, fisheries, and other agriculture-related locations in all Maryland counties, as well as Baltimore City and Washington D.C.

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Viewers can catch up on past episodes at, while episode segments are available on the series' YouTube channel at Engage with the show on social media by following @MarylandFarmHarvest on Facebook and @mdfarmtv on Instagram.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is MPT's co-production partner for Maryland Farm & Harvest. Major funding for the series is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. Additional funding comes from Maryland's Best; a grant from Rural Maryland Council's Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund; MARBIDCO; a grant from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Program; Farm Credit; Maryland Soybean Board; Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts; Wegmans Food Markets; Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association; Maryland Farm Bureau; The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment; and contributions from the Citizens of Baltimore County. Other support comes from the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.

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