Maryland Public Television to Feature Garrett County Farms

Last Updated on Nov 7, 2014 at 9:04am | Agribusiness

Two Garrett County syrup farms will be featured in an episode of the new season of the Maryland Public Television series, Maryland Farm & Harvest airing, in November.
 
Featured in the program on Tuesday, November 11th, at 7:00 p.m. will be the Steyer Brothers and Sleepy Hollow Farms in Oakland. In the episode’s “Local Buy” segment, host Al Spoler satisfies his sweet tooth by learning how the best maple syrup in town is made.
 
MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest had its series debut in November 2013. The program puts a human face on Maryland agriculture, telling the stories of the people who grow food and fiber -- from corn and soybeans to apples, poultry, milk and cheese. From locations statewide, the series chronicles the successes of and the challenges to the state’s No. 1 industry.
 
The series 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 will also re-air on the secondary channel MPT2 on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
 
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.