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Marie-Luce Denis and Brad Labrenz, owners of French50 Bakery in Okotoks, Alberta

Published on: 09 August 2023

Okotoks, Alberta is a small community south of Calgary that boasts an old-fashioned main street, beautiful views of the Rocky Mountain foothills and, for the past few years, a top notch bakery and cafe. 

In this episode, Mark talks to Brad Labrenz and Marie-Luce Denis, owners of French50 Bakery, who are attracting hungry folk from well beyond the town limits.  They talk about how they've grown from a market bakery to renting a kitchen to recently opening their own place in an old house just off main street.  It's a conversation about family, community and bringing French tastes to Alberta.

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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

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