Welcome. I’m Marlys.


After making Phoenix, Arizona, home for the past four years, I have returned my life and work back to the Midwest. I am a writer with a love for telling the stories of the people that grow and craft our food and about the policy and patterns that create our food systems and influence our eating decisions.

On this site, you’ll find a bit about me, occasional reflections, and past work. Some most recently published work is below.

Along with cooking, eating, and writing about food, I love reading others’ writing on food and agriculture. Find out what I’m reading now in the sidebar to the right (on a computer or below on a phone) and drop me a message with any recommendations!