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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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Feb 23, 2022

When Rachel Wyman sees a need, she does what it takes to meet it, whether it's making life easier for her regulars, motivating local runners with the promise of fresh doughnuts or feeding workers being ignored by the government.  And if the problem is many times larger than anticipated, so be it.

In this episode, Mark...

Feb 16, 2022

Katie Kopsick wasn't planning on opening a bakery.  But when Covid rose up she lost her brand new job and was itching to do something, so Katie started baking bread for friends and neighbours.  Two years and two moves later, the Bolivar Bread team is making the good stuff in historic Harpers Ferry and Katie is going...

Feb 9, 2022

Brian Winzenried switched from modelling to baking by taking over his father-in-law's successful bakery in Madison, Wisconsin.  After Covid derailed his plans to split time between the midwest and Panama, Brian doubled down in the jungle and opened Gamboa Baking Company.  Now he's baking bread for his community and...

Feb 2, 2022

Guy Frenkel was content digging deep into bread and art from his garage, until an opportunity in 2020 saw him taking over a large baking factory.  Now Ceor Bread is gearing up to bring excellent bread to a range of clients, from equisite "couture" breads to beautiful, nutritious loaves for the hungry and homeless.