Post-surgery, Renner says, he talked to several people who were interested in buying the business, "but I was procrastinating, and I realized it was my gut telling me I didn't want to sell." So he's returning to the kitchen, at least long enough to use up the 900 pounds of flour he bought before his diagnosis; when that runs out, he may retire. "I'll be at least baking through this year, but half-time, just Thursday and Friday and just [selling at] Arbor Farms and Village Corner," he says. "After that, we'll see."
[Originally published in October, 2012.]