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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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Apr 25, 2018


Daisy Chow is a real pro.  After 12 years as a baker at the renowned Clear Flour Bread in Boston, she is slowly but surely developing her own thing, Breadboard Bakery.  Even if that means bringing Texas kolaches to New England.


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Breadboard Bakery Website

Apr 18, 2018

As if baking bread for a living wasn't hard enough, Nate Houge decided to deliver his bread on a bicycle.  In St. Paul Minnesota.  Year Round.

Mark and Nate talk about their time together at WheatStalk 2018, building and maintaining a tiny bakery and putting down deep roots in a neighbourhood.  And delivering on a bike,...

Apr 11, 2018

Josie Rudderham is co-owner of Cake & Loaf bakery in Hamilton, Ontario.  In this episode of Rise Up!, Mark and Josie discuss the craziness of holiday baking, how Josie and her partner Nicky got started baking in her home kitchen and how Cake and Loaf has grown to where their entire staff is paid a living...

Apr 4, 2018

Mark's friend Patti Hollenberg is this week's guest on Rise Up!  Patti was the first full time bread baker Mark hired at his bakery, but her true gifts lie in fancy and delicious pastries.


Patti's bakery, Chess Piece Patisserie in Fredricton, New Brunswick is bringing taste and charm to the main street in town and...