Elise Richer has worked in several restaurants, run her own baking business, and cooked a lot of family meals. As a teenager in Massachusetts, she worked at a farm stand where she learned how much tastier a Macoun is than a Macintosh. As an adult, she lived and worked in Washington, DC, where she was spoiled by a long growing season and abundant peaches. She moved to Maine in 2003 and has been learning to love cabbage ever since. Elise lives in Portland with Mark, Harry, Archie, Willie, and Smoke.