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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.

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...


Feb 13, 2019

Green Rabbit Breads isn't Suzanne Slomin's first sourdough bread bakery and it's not her first bakery set on a farm.  However Green Rabbit is her first solar powered bakery, nestled in the picturesque Mad River Valley of Vermont.

In this episode, Mark an introduction into running a small year round bakery in tourist...


Feb 6, 2019

Jeff McCarthy is bringing the good stuff to the people of Greensboro, North Carolina.  Bread from his new microbakery is popping up at farmers markets and being dropped off via a new subscription service. And he's also caring for two kids as a stay at home dad at the same time.

In this episode, Mark learns about Jeff's...