King Arthur Flour Sponsors Second-Annual Kneading Conference West

America’s oldest flour company supports building of regional grain systems

The King Arthur Flour Company is proud to sponsor the second-annual Kneading Conference West, taking place in Mount Vernon, Washington, this September 13-15. The conference features three days of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and keynote speakers addressing everything from whole grains and transparency in labeling to earth-oven construction, from growing grains at home to baking in a wood-fired oven.

King Arthur Flour also sponsors The Kneading Conference in Skowhegan, Maine, which just completed its sixth year.

“King Arthur Flour is committed to quality, education, and stewardship,” says Marketing Director Tom Payne. “The Kneading Conference and Kneading Conference West provide exciting opportunities to be at the forefront of developing sustainable, regional grain systems, and we’re pleased to both educate and learn at these unique regional events.”

The Kneading Conferenceand Kneading Conference West bring together professional and home bakers, grain farmers and millers, wood-fired-oven enthusiasts, food entrepreneurs and writers, and others to learn the artistry and science of artisan baking from seed to loaf. The purpose is to build relationships among people who, by exchanging skills, experiences, and ideas, will invigorate the rebuilding of regional grain systems.

With its on-site and on-the-road baking education programs, King Arthur Flour is the largest educator of home bakers in the world. The company, employee-owned since 1996, conducts fall and winter Traveling Baking Demo tours reaching thousands of bakers nationwide; brings demonstrations to middle-school students through its Life Skills Bread Baking Program®; offers a variety of classes at its Baking Education Center in Norwich, VT; hosts The Baking Circle online baking community; and publishes The Baking Sheet, a newsletter of recipes and baking information. America’s oldest flour company, King Arthur Flour’s fundamental mission is to support and seek to expand all aspects of baking by being the highest quality product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide. More information is available at