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MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits Allegany County for “Maryland Made Drinks” episode on January 21

January 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and locations in Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Washington counties during a special “Maryland Made Drinks” episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21.


Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across the state, telling stories about the farms, people, and technology required to sustain and grow Maryland’s number one commercial industry: agriculture. MPT’s production team filmed episode segments at more than four dozen farms in preparation for the series’ seventh season.


With introductions filmed at Star Bright Farm in White Hall in Baltimore County, Maryland Farm & Harvest’s January 21 episode features the following segments:

  • Paw Paw Lemonade (Allegany County) The paw paw is a unique fruit found in the wild forests of Maryland.  Its flavor is best described as a cross between a banana and a mango with a creamy texture. While paw paws are difficult to grow, that fact hasn’t stopped 90-year-old farmer John Popenoe from planting a small orchard in Cumberland.  His passion for paw paws connected him with Todd Helmick of Western Maryland Lemonade, who’s concocted a refreshing drink using this special fruit.

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