Midwest EARLY

Rachael Narins

food writer

Rachael Narins is a certified master gardener, master food preserver and food writer. She also runs a the supperclub Chicks with Knives.

Rebekka Hutton

pickle maker

Rebekka Hutton is an entrepreneur making fermented food and drinks with local and organic produce. She is the founder and owner of Alchemy Pickle Company.

Sara Bradley

chef & owner of freight house food

Sara Bradley honed culinary skills at Dovetail in New York and Blackbird in Chicago before returning home to western Kentucky and opening Freight House.

Susan Reid

baker, editor & educator

Susan Reid is a baker, teacher and the editor of King Arthur Flour’s Sift Magazine. She also chronicles her baking experiments and recipes online at The Well Plated Life.

Vincent Ricchiuti

olive & almond farmer

Vincent Ricchiuti is a fourth-generation farmer. His family produces stone fruit, almonds and extra virgin olive oil in California’s San Joaquin Valley.