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Katie Kopsick, founder of Bolivar Bread in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Published on: 16 February 2022

Katie Kopsick wasn't planning on opening a bakery.  But when Covid rose up she lost her brand new job and was itching to do something, so Katie started baking bread for friends and neighbours.  Two years and two moves later, the Bolivar Bread team is making the good stuff in historic Harpers Ferry and Katie is going from strength to strength.

In this episode, Mark and Katie talk about her early days, swapping dutch ovens in her home oven, obtaining her mythical Rofco oven and bringing her customers with her as she crossed the road from her house in Bolivar to her new bakery in Harpers Ferry. 

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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

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