Mark Dyck





The blog is my Whole Self Home Base,
where all the aspects of my life come together through my writing.

It’s like a bread recipe - bring a wide variety of ingredients together and create something way better than the individual parts.

You’ll find riffs on community and connection, musings on baking and fermentation, reflections on travel experiences and much more.



Rise Up! #40: Peter Claybaker Returns! Big News for Marquette Baking Company

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Episode #37 of Rise Up! ended with Peter Claybaker, owner of Marquette Baking Company, dealing with downsizing his bakery and eliminating his retail service.  Since then there have been some major changes in Marquette and Peter is in a much better place.

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In this episode, Peter shares his news and tells the story of how brittle the business model of small bakeries can become.  But it's also a story of the enduring attraction of the local bakery and how help can come unexpectedly.

We also discuss the breadth of responsibilities a typical bakery owner has and how it’s unlikely one person can be good at everything, let alone enjoy it. It’s a common thread in recent baker chats: the benefits of partners with different strengths and interests to allow the bakery to fire on all cylinders.

Enjoy the show, either by subscribing to Rise Up via Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast service, directly on the Rise Up! Podcast website or using the player below.

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