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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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Dec 9, 2020

Mark shares his best tips for surviving the Christmas rush at the bakery.

Plus, near death experiences, tiny Christmas Orders, podcast plans for 2021 and a musical recommendation that you're going to love. Maybe.

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Metro's Christmas Album on YouTube

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Nov 18, 2020

Hannah Sadler is baking the good stuff for the folks in her town of Springfield, TN. She started in her oven until her kitchen was full to bursting, then opened Grain + Honey last year.

Hannah's been there for her community through Covid and is slowly building a strong team to keep feeding the people.

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Nov 11, 2020

Chris Stafferton is on a quest to bring delicious, nutritious gluten free bread to the centre of the table. Bread that everyone enjoys, whether they can digest gluten or not.

Chris' book is the result of a decade of research and experimentation, with 60 gluten free formulas across the whole spectrum of bread.

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Oct 28, 2020

Mark Primmer is a baker and a poet and you can find both at the Well Bred market stand in Duncan BC.

In this episode, Mark the host talks with Mark the baker about his long, winding journey in baking and food before he built Well Bred from the ground up. And how words matter, whether in product naming or forging an...

Oct 7, 2020

Martin Barnett has been a baker, bakery owner and teacher for over 40 years.  After retiring as the head of the baking program at Vancouver Island University, he built the bakery and teaching centre Seraphina's Oven beside his home in Ladysmith, BC and is still teaching professionals and amateurs alike.

In this episode,...