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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.

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Dec 19, 2018

In this episode Mark riffs on a recent conversation he had about pop up events and the impact they have on brick and mortar businesses.  Rather than simply complain about pop ups, how can bakeries combine the best of pop ups with the best parts of their existing business?


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Dec 12, 2018

Mark first met Peter Claybaker in San Francisco when Peter was buying the deck oven for his brand new bakery.  10 years later, Marquette Baking Company continues to serve this small college town on the shores of Lake Superior, although the business has changed significantly in the last year.

In this episode, Peter...

Nov 28, 2018

Suzanne Gessler was a social worker and city planner. In a way, she still is. As owner and baker at Penny Loaf in Winnipeg Manitoba, Suzanne is making sure her bakery plays a key role in her neighbourhood's vitality.

In this episode, Mark and Suzanne talk about changing careers to open a bakery, how she built a little...

Nov 21, 2018

Jessica Carpinone has a passion for bread, for her team and for equity.  And as co-owner of the Ottawa bakery Bread By Us, she's able to work in all her passions every day.

In this episode, Mark and Jessica talk about the impact of the recent tornado that hit the Ottawa area, how Bread By Us is there for the community...

Nov 14, 2018

Nicole Davis never planned to take over the family farm. But the call of the country was too strong, so strong in fact that she also bought the stone mill next door. As the owner of Daybreak Mill, Nicole is hard at work building connections with bakers of all sizes and transforming a staple product into a cool...