New Season of MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest Debuts November 14

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 7, 2023) ~ On Tuesday, November 14, Maryland Public Television's (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest will return for its 11th season with the first of 13 new half-hour episodes. The weekly series takes viewers on a journey across the Free State, telling engaging and enlightening stories about the farms, people, and technology required to sustain and grow agriculture in Maryland.

The November 14 season premiere will feature farms and locations in Dorchester, Frederick, and Washington counties. In Dorchester County, viewers will meet third-generation farmer Darlene Goehringer at Pop's Old Place. Host Joanne Clendining will help feed the farm's unique mule-foot hogs, wrangle Randall Lineback cattle from paddock to paddock, and bottle-feed baby lambs while learning how Darlene transformed her family farm from cash crops to pastureland.

In Frederick County, viewers will meet first-generation farmer Emma Jagoz at Moon Valley Farm. Emma started her agricultural journey as an expectant mother hoping fresh veggies like arugula would help her baby's development. After blowing her grocery budget one too many times, Emma started a balcony garden on a lark. Twelve years later, Emma has grown well beyond the garden and her CSA is now responsible for feeding more than 600 families.

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In Washington County viewers will visit Frog Eye Farm in Knoxville with Al Spoler to meander through the farm's 2200 blueberry plants while enjoying both the sunshine and panoramic mountain views that surround them. Owner Dan Mills explains his pesticide-free farming practices while extolling the fruit as nature's antioxidant.

The series has traveled to nearly 450 farms, fisheries, and other agriculture-related locations during its first 10 seasons covering every Maryland county as well as Baltimore City and Washington D.C., introducing 16 million viewers to MPT since its debut in 2013. This season introduces a new segment called "Farm to Skillet" during which local chefs lead viewers through the process of finding preparing and presenting locally produced ingredients that make up some of their favorite dishes with Ekiben chef Steve Chu featured in the second episode premiering on November 21st at Fells Point Farmers Market.

The series is co-produced by MPT and The Maryland Department of Agriculture with major funding provided by The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board as well as additional funding from Maryland's Best; a grant from The Rural Maryland Council Agriculture Education & Rural Development Fund; Marbidco; A grant from 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; A contribution made by Citizens of Baltimore County; The Mar-Del Watermelon Association & The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.

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Episodes air on Tuesdays at 7 p.m on MPT-HD & online at with encore broadcasts airing Thursdays at 11 p.m & Sundays at 6 a.m on MPT-HD & Fridays at 7:30 p..m on MPT2/Create® . Past episodes can be viewed online while episode segments are available on YouTube @ youtube/c/MarylandFarmHarvest/featured or engage with show social media @MarylandFarmHarvest on Facebook or @mdfarmtv on Instagram

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