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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 31, 2019

When Mark learned of Rosie Gray's adventure cycling from Scotland to Belgium and working at bakeries along the way, he just had to learn more.

He caught up with Rosie one sunny summer afternoon, leaning against a tree, in a campground outside Genk, Belgium, after she finished a baking shift.  During this entertaining...


Jul 24, 2019

Emily Cayer is bringing a lifetime of wildlife conservation and a love of nature to the baking community, through her new collaborative venture, We Knead Nature.

Emily is organizing farmers, millers, bakers and brewers to ensure we are all giving back to the source of our great grains, nature itself.

In this episode,...


Jul 17, 2019

Blair Marvin and Andrew Heyn are the epitome of bakers who are connected to the community.  Through their bakery, Elmore Mountain Bread and their stone mill building company New American Stone Mills, they are building a web of connections in rural Vermont. 

From the farmers who grow their grain to the quarries that...


Jul 10, 2019

In this solo episode of Rise Up!  Mark talks about the fear that generates when comfortable routines get broken and getting clear on who you are baking for. 

Whether you're reviewing your product lineup or looking at your front entrance with fresh eyes, it's important to remember who are the people that you are serving...