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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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Jul 28, 2021

One farm, one bakery and a well fed community.  That's the Wide Awake Bakery story.  In this episode, Mark learns about the magical meeting when Stefan's neighbour Thor Oechsner suggested baking with wheat from Thor's farm, how they followed the CSA model for getting their bread to the people, and how, over the years, Stefan continues to explore new ways to use his bread for the greater good.   It's a wonderful chat with an inspirational baker.

Helpful Links

Wide Awake Bakery website

@wideawakebakery on Instagram

About the Maine Kneading Conference:  Rise Up! #12: Tristan Noyes

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Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

The Bakers4Bakers Community

Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin