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Whitney Keatman, baker and co-owner of The Sparrow Bakery and Restaurant in Bend Oregon (and Portland!)

Published on: 21 April 2021

Whitney Keatman and her partner Jess opened The Sparrow Bakery in 2006 and the bakery has shifted and evolved a lot since then. Now with three locations including one in Portland, Whitney and Jess continue to dive in during difficult times. 

In this episode, Mark and Whitney talk about starting The Sparrow when she was too young to know better, getting good at building kitchens and building a place where customers come for the people as much as the products.

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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin