Owensboro native returns home to chase dreams with bakery

August 15, 2020 | 12:09 am

Updated August 14, 2020 | 10:15 pm

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Growing weary of the 9-5 lifestyle, Hannah Adams decided it was time to channel her inner-adventure and chase her dreams. She recently opened the Fairweather Bakery Company out of her home in Owensboro, also using as many local ingredients as possible to help support the community. 

A graduate of Sullivan University in Louisville where she studied baking and pastry, Adams is delighted to finally put her degree to use. Raising two small children, she struggled to find the right timing, generally reverting to a 9-5 safety net. 

“I have always thrived on adventure and risk, but it seems as I have gotten older I have settled into taking the safe, more expected paths,” she said. “We moved back to Owensboro and I just knew that this was my shot, that I had to try this.”


Adams returns to Owensboro after spending the past 11 years in Louisville and while she continues to work full time, she’s anxious to see how far her creations can take her. She spends what little free time she has at the Theatre Workshop of Owensboro where she delights in her other hobby — acting. 

“I always wanted to move away and become an actress,” she said. “I never did, and to this day I regret it. I’m done with regret. I’m embracing the unknown.”

Committed to the community, Adams wants to source as many ingredients as possible locally. Additionally, she looks forward to joining a group of local entrepreneurs that took a similar leap of faith in beginning their businesses. 

“I want to be a part of this community of entrepreneurs and small businesses with big ideas and help make this town a strong ‘buy local’ support system,” she said. “From small farms to coffee roasters to jewelry makers and artists and skilled workers of all kinds, there are so many talented people around here.”

Highlighted by baby bundt cakes, the menu also features sections for Fairweather Sammies, pocket pies, and cookies. Adams aspires to encapsulate their slogan in all of her recipes: ‘bold – sweet – nature-inspired – community-driven.’

Free local delivery is available on Saturday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m. To view their menu and make an order, visit their website

“This city has so much potential and I can’t wait to step into the local business world and meet some great minds that want the same for our town,” Adams said. “I’m ready to bring some more ‘funk’ to Owensboro.” 

August 15, 2020 | 12:09 am

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