Last July, Richards attended the Kneading Conference, a well-known gathering of artisan bakers in Skowhegan, Maine. There, she met other female bakers, who inspired the next chapter of her career.
“I knew I wanted to do what they did, and in my community, and establish a local grain economy,” Richards said. “The conference totally changed my life.”
Richards’ newfound love for whole grains has changed the way she looks at baking.