Three Southern Maryland farms will be featured in episodes of the new season of the Maryland Public Television (MPT) series “Maryland Farm & Harvest” airing in January and February.

Featured on the program on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. is Cohoke Farms in Charles County. Hungry birds are a threat to the farm’s milo crop, which is ironic since this grain is being raised for birdseed.  Host Joanne Clendining follows the farmers as they take the harvest from field to factory.

Also featured on the Tuesday, January 12 episode is Even’Star Organic Farm in St. Mary’s County. During The Local Buy segment, Al Spoler learns that it’s possible to grow greens outside in the winter. In fact, Al finds out from this Lexington Park farmer that the cold weather can actually make them sweeter.

Several weeks later, on Tuesday, February 2, Bowles Farm – also in St Mary’s County – is highlighted on Maryland Farm & Harvest. Thousands of people are drawn to this farm in Clements for its annual lawnmower race.  But that’s not the only thing this 6,000-acre farm has to offer. There’s a corn maize, cupcake shop, and somehow the farmers have time to raise 4,500 acres of grain.

MPT’s Maryland Farm & Harvest is now in its third season. The series travels across the state to put a human face on Maryland agriculture, telling stories of the people, skills and technology required to sustain and grow the state’s number one 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 also airs on MPT2, on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, visit