We publish writing about food and agriculture in the American Midwest.*

We want you to know where you are. Each week, we will send you three short pieces of writing rooted in heartland soil, connecting you to your place and your community. This is a homegrown, neighbor-to-neighbor project. As a subscriber, your payment of five dollars per month or thirty dollars per year is an investment in your region. That money goes to our paid contributors.

Our promises to you: Our stories will be fact-checked, our recipes will be tested, we will be transparent about our methods and finances, and we will engage diverse voices. We will send you stories and tips that are credible, accessible, and surprising. If you ever feel like we are not earning your subscription dollars with our work, tell us.


We will treat our contributors and their stories with the respect they deserve. You don't need to be a professional to write for us. We are committed to working with you from pitch to publication. We believe that your stories have value, and we demonstrate that by paying a competitive rate.

To make this work, we need just over five hundred monthly subscribers. To subscribe, click here.

*For the record, our Midwest is the same as the U.S. Census Bureau's: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin