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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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Nov 28, 2018

Suzanne Gessler was a social worker and city planner. In a way, she still is. As owner and baker at Penny Loaf in Winnipeg Manitoba, Suzanne is making sure her bakery plays a key role in her neighbourhood's vitality.

In this episode, Mark and Suzanne talk about changing careers to open a bakery, how she built a little gem in the Corydon neighbourhood of Winnipeg and how she built the massive wood fired brick oven that bakes all the bread.

Some links:

The Penny Loaf Bakery website

@thepennyloafbakery on Instagram

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin