Around the summer solstice, my mind begins to shift from spring greens to dark, juicy berries. As strawberry season fades, green blackberries and raspberries are growing in the woods. We’re still a month or so from harvesting them, but one berry is already dropping on yards, roads, and sidewalks in your neighborhood. You hardly need to go out looking for mulberries. They find you.
“Midwesterner has been a wonderful addition to my weekly reading! As a lover of history and cooking both, I appreciate the way it’s brought so many little-known stories about Midwestern food out to where the rest of the world can appreciate the diversity and deliciousness of our region.”
—Ari Weinzweig, co-owner and founding partner, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Ann Arbor, Michigan