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Lancaster Connects is a video podcast show started in 2021 that brings together local charities, local heroes, and local businesses to showcase the best of what Lancaster, PA has to offer so that our local neighbors and friends may thrive, be more productive, and live happily and generously.

Current Episode:

 Lancaster Connects Episode 121 - Mon 11/27 @ 2pm

In this episode, Ben and Jeff are delighted to speak with Kristen Richards, the passionate owner of Front Porch Baking Co., a grain-forward neighborhood bakery nestled in Millersville, PA. Kristen's bakery isn't just about crafting delicious breads and pastries; it's a heartfelt mission to nourish Lancaster County while promoting education, sourcing locally in the Mid-Atlantic region, and fostering meaningful connections with customers.

Kristen's journey into the world of baking was deeply influenced by her German grandmother, Elsie, who immigrated to America with Kristen's mother and uncle in the late 1950s. Elsie's teachings went beyond baking; she instilled in Kristen the profound importance of making baking a part of everyday life. Kristen learned to bake European delicacies like stollen, rye breads, pfeffernusse cookies, and more, creating a unique bond between her and her grandmother.

Tune in to explore Kristen's inspiring story and discover how Front Porch Baking Co. is a labor of love that brings the rich traditions of European baking to Lancaster County.

Kristen's dedication to local sourcing, community education, and genuine human connections will surely leave you feeling inspired and craving a taste of her delectable creations.




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