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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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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...

Jan 16, 2019

Episode #37 of Rise Up! ended with Peter Claybaker, owner of Marquette Baking Company, dealing with downsizing his bakery and eliminating his retail service.  Since then there have been some major changes in Marquette and Peter is in a much better place.

In this episode, Peter shares his news and tells the story of how...

Jan 9, 2019

David Norman fell in love with bread during a trip to northern Europe.  So much so that it baking became his passion and career for over 30 years.  After baking all over the USA he settled in Austin and opened Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden, which has just opened its second location.  

In this episode David shares...