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Know Your Baker

Neighbourhood bakers play a hugely positive role in their communities. One that goes far beyond basic nourishment. Their stories deserve to be heard.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they create and the people they serve.

Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.

Feb 20, 2019

When Helene Godin left her law career, she dreamed of opening a cute bakery that served her local community in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.  And she did that, at least for a little while.

By The Way Bakery now has four locations in New York and is in over 40 Whole Foods Markets.  In this episode, Mark and Helene talks...


Feb 13, 2019

Green Rabbit Breads isn't Suzanne Slomin's first sourdough bread bakery and it's not her first bakery set on a farm.  However Green Rabbit is her first solar powered bakery, nestled in the picturesque Mad River Valley of Vermont.

In this episode, Mark an introduction into running a small year round bakery in tourist...


Feb 6, 2019

Jeff McCarthy is bringing the good stuff to the people of Greensboro, North Carolina.  Bread from his new microbakery is popping up at farmers markets and being dropped off via a new subscription service. And he's also caring for two kids as a stay at home dad at the same time.

In this episode, Mark learns about Jeff's...


Jan 30, 2019

Travis Gerjets is the owner of Prairie Sky Breads in Minot, North Dakota.  It's a popular farmer's market and subscription bakery and Travis is working hard to expand into his own production space.

In this episode, Mark learns about how Travis got into baking, what life is like in Minot after the Great Flood of 2011 and...


Jan 23, 2019

Judith Norell faced an uphill battle breaking in to the bread baking scene in New York but her tenacity and resilience paid off in the end.  Silver Moon Bakery has been a mainstay in Manhattan's Upper West Side for eighteen years now and Judith and her crew show no signs of slowing down.

In this episode, Mark and Judith...