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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.

Mar 20, 2019

Sarah Rossi worked at bakeries from a young age, but never saw baking as a career choice.  But after the Great Recession hit, she figured working with dough was close to working with clay and the rest is history.

In this episode, Mark and Sarah talk about the Rhode Island School of Design, life as a bread baker in one...

Mar 13, 2019

Not only was Teisha our first intern at Orange Boot Bakery, but she also moved to Regina full time after graduation and became our Head of Bread. These were Orange Boot’s blissful days, where we had a full team and were rocking out the best baked goods in town.

But after a few years together, things got hard for...

Mar 6, 2019

Lieschen Moller has a busy career in the health care field, but bread baking has her in its gluten-y tentacles.  Last year, she started Lizzy's Bakehouse, a cottage microbakery that is making awesome bread for her subscription customers.

In this episode, Mark and Lieschen talk about starting a microbakery as a side...

Feb 27, 2019

Slow Rise Bakery has been an inspiration for Mark ever since Paul and his partner built their timber framed bakehouse and brick oven in 2007.  Yet this is the first time they've met and had a chance to get to know each other.

In this episode, Mark and Paul discuss running a bakery within the constraint of living on a...

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...