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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 15, 2019

Jennifer Lapidus has made a huge mark all over the Southern USA baking scene.  A baker and former bakery owner, Jennifer is the founder of the Carolina Ground mill and a leading advocate for bread wheat production in the South.  She's also one of the lead organizers of the famous Asheville Bread Festival.

In this episode, Mark tries his best to keep up with everything going on in Jennifer's life.  They also talk about her early days as a baker, apprenticing with the legendary Alan Scott, the generosity and camaraderie of bakers, how the rise of new stone mills all over North America is a very good thing, and what she's got planned for early 2021.


Some links:

@carolinaground on Instagram

Asheville Bread Festival

Carolina Ground Flour

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