This 2018 Spring + Summer issue includes an interview with a husband-and-wife ceramics company in Detroit, recipes created over open fires in the Northwoods of Minnesota, and a profile of a diversified, organic farm in southern Michigan.

CONTRIBUTORS

Geneva Boyett is a wedding photographer creating artful images in Chicago, Illinois, with an interest in portraits, editorials, fine art, and fashion. Her background in art and sustainability give her a unique and detailed approach to photography. She enjoys living simply with her husband and their mischievous cat.
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Bella Bravo is a writer living in Bloomington, Indiana. They grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Though they miss seeing the mountains on the horizon, they feel fortunate to have found an idealistic and creative community in the Midwest.
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Katie Burdett fell in love with fresh, organic produce through a few small pots on a balcony in Chicago. She has been practicing small-scale intensive farming since 2011, when she completed her certificate course in Sustainable Urban Horticulture from Windy City Harvest and Chicago Botanic Garden. After falling in love with the Michiana area, Katie and her husband relocated to Lakeside, Michigan, in 2015, where she is the farm manager for Granor Farm.
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Jean Cate lives and works in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. She is an artist as well as owner and creator of Martha Mae: Art Supplies and Beautiful Things.
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Jamie + Eric Davis enjoy nothing more than to tell visual stories, whether that be about food, love, travel, or whatever else may come their way. They reside in Chicago with their two cats. They are always up for adventures and seeing new things — with cameras in tow!
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Becca Dilley is a Minnesota-based photographer and co-author of Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin and Lake Superior Flavors. In 2016, she won a blue ribbon for canned watermelon pickles at the Minnesota State Fair. Her love of food and celebration came together when she documented Chef Camp.
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Naomi Ernest is a writer whose current work seeks connections between past and present moments. Though the written word has always been her first true love, she’s an award-winning artist and photographer. She lives with her husband and five children in a very old farmhouse — filled with art and books — tucked away in the rural landscapes of her beloved Michigan.
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Dave Friedman is a founding partner of Chef Camp, enthusiastic home cook, and fair-weather outdoorsman. He is a founding partner of Friedman Murray, a boutique law firm in Minneapolis.
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Erica Friedmann is a wordsmith, communicator, and plant-based foodie with roots in suburban Chicago. She spent her college years in Michigan, where she traversed the towns of the Great Lakes State. She is an advocate for wholesome foods, slow living, and sustainability. Although currently based in Nashville, she draws inspiration from her beloved Midwestern winters and spends her free time composing artisan vegan cheese boards and studying the French language.
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Adam Hester is a photographer and filmmaker originally from the Emerald City, now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. At heart, Adam is a creative storyteller. His approach to work is down to earth and filled with hard work, collaboration, and a passionate eye for capturing the details as well as the big picture.
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Jules Kennedy is an artist, photographer, and yoga instructor based in Chicago, Illinois. She has always had a passion for drawing attention to the often overlooked, and recreating the beauty of the already beautiful. She seeks to make photographs that connect people to this world and leave them with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
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Kaitlyn + Ryan Lawless are a husband-and-wife team that create ceramics in Detroit under their studio, Corbe. Ryan comes from a background in clay with over 18 years experience and a masters in sculpture, and Kaitlyn comes from an art background with an emphasis in graphic design. They live in an old brick house in Detroit with their two dogs, Dylan and Yoko.
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Cassandra Monroe is a food, interiors, and travel photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa. By day, she works as a food stylist assistant and spends her nights recipe developing, photographing, and styling food for her portfolio and blog. Besides photography and food styling, she has a passion for personal journaling, daily walks outside, and sharing baked goods with friends and family.
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Jamie Oaks enjoys exploring the upper Midwest and she’s always game for drinks and conversation. She has no more space for books, but continues to buy them anyway.

Dena Steinbach is the store manager at eden, a well-curated apothecary in Des Moines, Iowa. Dena has over 19 years of experience in retail buying and management with a marketing degree. She enjoys traveling the world and spending time with her husband, Mark, two incredible daughters, and two quirky, rescue dogs.
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Ashley Stimpson is a writer, teacher, and Midwestern ex-pat living in the Mid-Atlantic. You can find her recent work in the Potomac Review as well as Chesapeake Bay Magazine. And yes, she still calls it “pop.”
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Erika Veurink is a writer living inBrooklyn by way of Iowa. She loves reading Annie Dillard, dancing to Hall and Oates, and watching Sofia Coppola films. Blue is her favorite color.
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