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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.

Jul 25, 2018

Jim Williams and his wife Lynn own Seven Stars Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island and over the past 17 years have grown to three locations and an extremely cool side project too.

In this episode, Mark and Jim talk about how he started as a baker in California, moved to Rhode Island to help Lynn start Seven Stars and the...


Jul 18, 2018

Dan Rivera and his wife Kim travelled far and wide to get their baking education, before moving back to the US and settling in upstate New York.  As they slowly rebuild their 80 acre farm, their bakery The Breadery is popping up at markets from Westboro to Lake Placid.

In this episode, Dan shares his travel tales, talks...


Jul 4, 2018

Peiwen Lee is the head baker at Hot Bread Kitchen in New York City.  It's a bakery with a social mission in addition to the amazing bread and pastries they make every day.  They are proof that bakeries provide benefits to society well beyond a loaf of bread.

In this episode, Mark learns about Peiwen's baking journey...