MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Dorchester, Frederick, and Harford Counties During February 13 Episode

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 9, 2024) ~ Maryland Public Television's original series, Maryland Farm & Harvest, is back for its 11th season and will be featuring farms and locations in Dorchester, Frederick, and Harford counties in its upcoming episode premiering on Tuesday, February 13. Viewers can get a sneak peek of the episode on the series' webpage at

The popular weekly series takes viewers on a journey across the Free State, showcasing the farms, people, and technology that are essential to sustain and grow agriculture in Maryland - the state's number one commercial industry. The show 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.

The February 13 episode begins with introductions filmed at the Daniel James farmstead in Frederick County's Peace and Plenty Rural Historic District. The episode will feature three segments highlighting different aspects of farming in Maryland.

The first segment takes viewers to Dorchester County where grain farmer Wendell Meekins from Cambridge shares his experience with saltwater intrusion in his fields. Meekins explains how high soil salinity caused by sinking land, rising sea levels, and extreme weather has damaged his crops. Dr. Kate Tulley from the University of Maryland's Agroecology Lab provides further insight into this growing issue and offers solutions such as flood lanes, natural buffers, and repurposing land to help farmers like Meekins mitigate their losses.

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Next up is a segment filmed in Harford County that follows third-generation farmers Greg and Zach Rose from Clear Meadow Farm. The brothers, who raise over 600 head of cattle and work more than 1,800 acres of land across four counties and two states, give viewers a glimpse into the daily life of a grain farmer. From harvesting corn to handling mechanical issues, the Rose brothers share how technology, diversification, and responsible farming practices are keeping their grandfather's dream alive and fostering optimism for the future of their family farm.

The final segment takes viewers to Frederick County's Loew Vineyards where host Al Spoler joins fifth-generation winemaker Rachel Loew Lipman. Together, they produce a batch of honey wine using grapes grown on the farm. Rachel explains the difference between honey wine and mead and shares the history of her family's winemaking tradition that dates back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Viewers also get to sample some of Loew Vineyards' wines and learn more about this local business at

Maryland Farm & Harvest has been a hit with viewers since its debut in 2013, with over 16 million tuning in to watch the show on MPT. The series has visited more than 450 farms, fisheries, and other agriculture-related locations in its first 10 seasons, covering every county in Maryland as well as Baltimore City and Washington D.C.

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For those who want to catch up on past episodes or segments, they can be viewed on MPT's website at or on the series' YouTube channel at Fans can also 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 show is provided by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board. Additional funding comes from Maryland's Best, the Rural Maryland Council Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund, MARBIDCO, the Maryland Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Program, Farm Credit, the Maryland Soybean Board, the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts, Wegmans Food Markets, the Maryland Nursery, Landscape & Greenhouse Association, the 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 the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.

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