MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Dorchester, Montgomery, and Talbot counties during January 16 episode

~ Maryland Public Television's original series, Maryland Farm & Harvest, is back for its 11th season with a brand new episode premiering on Tuesday, January 16. The episode will feature farms and locations in Dorchester, Montgomery, and Talbot counties and will also include a special segment called "Farm to Skillet" guest-hosted by Bethesda-based personal chef Shalia Coburn.

Viewers can catch the episode on MPT-HD at 7 p.m. or online at For those who miss the premiere, the episode will be available to view on the free PBS App and MPT's online video player. Encore broadcasts will also 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 has been a popular weekly series since its debut in 2013, taking viewers on a journey across the state to showcase the farms, people, and technology that make up Maryland's number one commercial industry. With nearly 16 million viewers since its debut, the series has covered every county in Maryland as well as Baltimore City and Washington D.C.

The upcoming episode will begin with introductions filmed at Holloway Brothers Farms in Darlington (Harford County). From there, host Joanne Clendining will take viewers to Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association's 50th anniversary festival in Talbot County. The festival was held on its 60-acre campus in Easton and featured various activities such as exploring the Rural Life Museum and riding a hot steam tractor.

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Next up is a segment featuring sixth-generation wheat farmer Jason Scott from Walnut Hill Farm in Hurlock (Dorchester County). Scott runs a Pioneer Hi-Bred seed dealership with his father Doug and viewers will get an inside look at their 1,600-acre farm and the roles each of them play in its operations.

The highlight of the episode will be the "Farm to Skillet" segment, guest-hosted by personal chef Shalia Coburn. Coburn, who owns Chef B Meals, will take viewers on a tour of the Bethesda Central Farm Market (Montgomery County) where she will gather locally produced ingredients for an Asian-influenced seafood dish. Viewers can then follow along as she prepares the dish in her kitchen and even download the recipe from

Maryland Farm & Harvest is a co-production between MPT and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The series is made possible by major funding from the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board and additional funding from various organizations such as Maryland's Best, Rural Maryland Council, MARBIDCO, and more.

Don't miss this exciting new episode of Maryland Farm & Harvest featuring farms and locations in three different counties and a special "Farm to Skillet" segment with guest-host Shalia Coburn. Tune in on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. on MPT-HD or online at

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