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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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May 8, 2019

Tara Jensen is an author and an artist.  Her community is so lucky that bread and pastry are her media.

Over her baking career, Tara has built and rebuilt bakeries under her Smoke Signals brand, first in North Carolina and currently in rural Kentucky.  In this episode, Mark and Tara talk about her journey south from her native Maine, her baking and educational retreats and how starting baking for her community brings some social healing to people who have had a rough go in recent years.


Some links:

@bakerhands on Instagram

Smoke Signals website

Tara Jensen's book on Amazon

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

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