If you’re interested in America, you’re interested in the Midwest—home of the Great Lakes, the Great Plains, Mark Twain, John Deere, Crazy Horse, Frank Lloyd Wright, Budweiser, cornflakes, Amelia Earhart, the airplane, the American auto industry, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bob Dylan, Motown, The Oprah Winfrey Show…

We publish writing about Midwestern* culture, with a focus on food and agriculture.

We want you to know where you are. Each week, we will you send three short pieces of writing (plus a story-length editor’s letter) rooted in heartland soil, connecting you to your place and your community. As a subscriber, your payment of five dollars per month or thirty dollars per year is an investment in your neighbors. That money goes to our paid contributors.

We hope you’ll join our homegrown, neighbor-to-neighbor project. For more information, please see Midwesterner.org.

*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