About Abigail Murrish
Hi there! I’m Abigail.
Although I don’t hail from a farming family, I was born and raised in a small farm town outside Indianapolis, which means I smelled cow manure and watched corn fields pass by as I rode with my family to concerts and museums. I now make my home in a small city within Cincinnati with my husband, Michael, and our yellow lab mutt, Lupin.
I work from my 100-year-old bungalow as a freelance writer and virtual assistant. My interests are diverse, so my work is too. I’ve written about everything from national efforts to re-build Indiana roads, Costco memberships, wedding budgets and the Great British Baking Show.
Life in the Midwest and all that comes with it (especially its agriculture) is one of my great loves. Whether it’s the people, food, lifestyle, landscape, economies, small communities and well-known cities, history, science or technology, I’m passionate about exploring, enjoying and living well in the heartland of the United States.
Before moving to Ohio, I worked in Indiana state government, informing consumers about the men and women who produce their food and ensuring the diverse voices of Indiana’s farmers were heard and represented throughout the state. The experience challenged my understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the American food system along with shaping how I think about food and farmers.
I also love to work in my kitchen and gather people around my table. In 2015, I authored a meal-planning e-course in collaboration with my friend Kristen Snow; I’m currently revamping the program and will be re-releasing it later in 2017.
If you’re interested in working together on a project and hiring me to write for you, click here.