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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.

Jun 27, 2018

In the middle of a road trip to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Mark springs the microphone on his wife and baking partner Cindy.  While admiring the green crops and dodging white tailed deer, Cindy shares her favourite stories about owning Orange Boot Bakery.

Listen in to hear how it's always possible to pack a little...


Jun 20, 2018

Rhonda knew she wanted a life of feeding others from her time volunteering with Americorps.  But she never imagined how in a few years she'd go from bakery owner to a linchpin of her local grain economy.

In this episode, Mark and Rhonda talk about how Beck's Bakery got its start, how the first thing she did as a baker...


Jun 13, 2018

Troy DeRego knew that opening a retail bakery in a small Mississippi college town would be a challenge.  But his quest to provide nourishment for his community was worth struggling for.

In this episode, Mark and Troy talk about how Troy looked at the unique challenges of a small town artisan bread bakery and, one...


Jun 6, 2018

In addition to being an organic farmer, Tristan Noyes is the executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance.  That's the people behind the renowned Kneading Conference, the Artisan Bread Fair and other important programs.

In this episode, Mark and Tristan talk about the resurgence of grain farming in Maine and New...